Ester mono.

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Ester mono.

Postby Alphahawk » Wed May 10, 2017 8:24 pm

I ordered some "Ester Mono" line out of Japan and decided to give it a try today. It is like mono...but it is made from polyester...zero stretch and it sinks. The diameter is .090 mm and it is rated at 1.4# test Max. I used this in a small TWRA Lake and caught a lot of 7-8 inch Gills and a bunch of short crappie...9-10 inch fish. I have to tell you it is some amazing stuff. I used it with 3 different JDM UL rods. Had a lot of fun with it today. I won't order anymore that is so small though. They do make it in 2.4# test and I already have some ordered. It can cast a 1/64 jig a long way. This line is made for Ajing rod fishing to make it all come together as the most sensitive setup you can have. The line casts well....great line manageability....and yes it does take what are already sensitive rods and make them even more so. While I did not tangle with any 10 inch Gills yesterday....and my intent was using this light rated line to have fun with smaller Gills......and that was a huge success. I thought I would have trouble with the line breaking....even 8 inch Gills put up a great fight.....but I did not break off a single fish. This line will be on one of my reels to use with the Tict Ice Cube for crappie and Gill fishing. This next week I will be trying out the 1.5# test Ajing Master fluorocarbon line. The journey continues.



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Re: Ester mono.

Postby CM_Stewart » Wed May 10, 2017 11:26 pm

Thank you for that report. I had seen the ester lines but not knowing anything about them didn't buy any. I will, though! I found a hi-vis 1.75# line that I'll try. I'm a line watcher so I really prefer hi-vis lines.
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Re: Ester mono.

Postby ccass » Thu May 11, 2017 12:43 am

Alphahawk wrote:I ordered some "Ester Mono" line out of Japan and decided to give it a try today. It is like mono...but it is made from polyester...zero stretch and it sinks. The diameter is .090 mm and it is rated at 1.4# test Max. I used this in a small TWRA Lake and caught a lot of 7-8 inch Gills and a bunch of short crappie...9-10 inch fish. I have to tell you it is some amazing stuff. I used it with 3 different JDM UL rods. Had a lot of fun with it today. I won't order anymore that is so small though. They do make it in 2.4# test and I already have some ordered. It can cast a 1/64 jig a long way. This line is made for Ajing rod fishing to make it all come together as the most sensitive setup you can have. The line casts well....great line manageability....and yes it does take what are already sensitive rods and make them even more so. While I did not tangle with any 10 inch Gills yesterday....and my intent was using this light rated line to have fun with smaller Gills......and that was a huge success. I thought I would have trouble with the line breaking....even 8 inch Gills put up a great fight.....but I did not break off a single fish. This line will be on one of my reels to use with the Tict Ice Cube for crappie and Gill fishing. This next week I will be trying out the 1.5# test Ajing Master fluorocarbon line. The journey continues.

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Re: Ester mono.

Postby Smead » Thu May 11, 2017 12:46 am

At the equivalent diameter of .0035" I do believe we are at the size of thin human hair!! :D

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Re: Ester mono.

Postby RIng » Thu May 11, 2017 6:06 am

Hi can you tell me where you ordered the ester from , as I can not find it . I am not 100% happy with the nanofill and nano bared I am using now . thank you

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Re: Ester mono.

Postby Alphahawk » Thu May 11, 2017 7:26 am

ccass wrote:
Alphahawk wrote:I ordered some "Ester Mono" line out of Japan and decided to give it a try today. It is like mono...but it is made from polyester...zero stretch and it sinks. The diameter is .090 mm and it is rated at 1.4# test Max. I used this in a small TWRA Lake and caught a lot of 7-8 inch Gills and a bunch of short crappie...9-10 inch fish. I have to tell you it is some amazing stuff. I used it with 3 different JDM UL rods. Had a lot of fun with it today. I won't order anymore that is so small though. They do make it in 2.4# test and I already have some ordered. It can cast a 1/64 jig a long way. This line is made for Ajing rod fishing to make it all come together as the most sensitive setup you can have. The line casts well....great line manageability....and yes it does take what are already sensitive rods and make them even more so. While I did not tangle with any 10 inch Gills yesterday....and my intent was using this light rated line to have fun with smaller Gills......and that was a huge success. I thought I would have trouble with the line breaking....even 8 inch Gills put up a great fight.....but I did not break off a single fish. This line will be on one of my reels to use with the Tict Ice Cube for crappie and Gill fishing. This next week I will be trying out the 1.5# test Ajing Master fluorocarbon line. The journey continues.

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What Ice Cube you got? How do you like it?



It is hard to say what my favorite JDM rod is but the Ice Cube is at the top of that list. It is the 6' 9" Rockin' Drift. It as if it was designed to catch crappie. The whole upper section is solid. Crappie can bite funny and if one casts for them...as I do.....you want the most sensitive rod you can have. I do not use hi-vis line..though I should. Many will tell you that you will see the line move when a crappie hits before you feel the bite....and many times you will not feel the bite. That is not the case with the Ice Cube. You will feel the thump...or you will get the feeling in your hands of what I have read that the Japanese call the "off bite". It is where the fish is not doing anything or it is moving with the retrieve. You feel it with this rod. You learn real quick when you get this strange feeling in your hand that a fish has it. It is also an excellent bluegill and trout rod. I have landed several smallmouth at the 21 inch mark with this rod but I do not like to take it to Smallie waters. I had no problem handling them it is just a personal thing...if fishing for Gills in known Smallie waters I will use the Yamaga Blanks Blue Current 6' 10" TZ. I like the Ice Cube so much that if I broke it tomorrow I would order a new one the same day.


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Re: Ester mono.

Postby Alphahawk » Thu May 11, 2017 7:29 am

Smead wrote:At the equivalent diameter of .0035" I do believe we are at the size of thin human hair!! :D


You are right...I can hardly see too tie the knot. I took a pic of a crappie in the net with the jig still in the mouth and you can not see the line in the pic...the camera used is the one on the iPhone 7 Plus.....pretty darn good for a cell phone camera.


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Re: Ester mono.

Postby Alphahawk » Thu May 11, 2017 7:42 am

RIng wrote:Hi can you tell me where you ordered the ester from , as I can not find it . I am not 100% happy with the nanofill and nano bared I am using now . thank you



I got it from Digitaka. Link is below. I strongly suggest you get the 2.2# test. The 1.4# test is just too small of a line in my opinion. I used to use NanoFil a lot.....and still do sometimes. But using it on JDM rods with the small solid tips it can wrap around the tip very easily. I did not have this issue yesterday with the ester line. I would choose it over NanoFil anyday...but do keep in mind I have only used this line one time...will use it again Saturday...but yesterday sold me.


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Re: Ester mono.

Postby RIng » Thu May 11, 2017 3:48 pm

Thank you for the info. I ordered some Sunline ester 1.75 flash yellow , and fluor. FC sniper 1.5 lb. with a 1003 Daiwa Revros .

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Re: Ester mono.

Postby adam lancia » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:28 am

Dredging this thread up from the depths...

Is an of this stuff available domestically yet? If not, what would be a good middle of the road brand to go with? I'll be using it for trout fishing on the east coast of Canada, mostly getting native brook and stocked rainbows, but hopefully some big brows too. Thanks in advance!


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