Apex predators, both above the waves and below, have long enjoyed the evolutionary benefits provided by stealth. Maintaining low visibility and blending in with their environment helps them to capture more prey, so they can not only survive, but thrive – and become the best predator they can be.
Stealth is also critical for anglers. Once your finned quarry sees you, or any part of your presentation – the game is over, and that fish swims another day. On the other hand, maintaining low visibility while blending into the fish’s natural environment enhances catch rates and drives success.
Seaguar has long appreciated the importance of stealth beneath the surface. As the originators of fluorocarbon fishing lines, Seaguar has amassed nearly a half-century of experience in crafting strong, nearly invisible 100% fluorocarbon main lines and leaders, widely recognized as the best available for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. And now, Seaguar is poised to extend those lessons to the world above the waves with the introduction of Smackdown – Stealth Gray.
Smackdown is Seaguar’s premium braided line, made with 8 ultra-thin strands woven into a perfectly round profile for quiet, exceptionally long, laser-precise casts. Smackdown’s tight weave makes it one of the thinnest-diameter braids available – so thin that 20 lb test has the diameter of 6 lb monofilament – which dramatically enhances its sensitivity. A remarkably strong line, Smackdown provides exceptional knot and tensile strength with unparalleled abrasion resistance.
And now, all of Smackdown’s advantages will be paired with an extremely low-visibility color, Stealth Gray, yielding an incredible tool for helping anglers to evolve into the ultimate apex predators above the waves.
Reigning Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year and Seaguar pro angler Brandon Palaniuk is a big believer in using a stealthy approach to catching fish, especially when his prime targets are shallow. “Big bass can be shallow almost anytime – in the spring when they’re feeding up and bedding, during the summer when they’re buried in the thick stuff, and in the fall when the weeds are dying back and the shallows are brimming with bait. Those shallow fish can be spooky,” notes Palaniuk, a three-time Champion in Bassmaster Elite Series events, “and often react negatively if they spot my line.”
“I rely on Seaguar Smackdown to help me make the long, precise casts I need to chase fish in shallow water, and to get those fish into the boat after they strike. With the introduction of Smackdown’s new low-visibility Stealth Gray color, I can fish up shallow with more confidence, knowing that my line won’t spook the big gals in that skinny water.”
Two-time Bassmaster Classic Champion and Seaguar pro angler Jordan Lee is already seeing the difference that Smackdown – Stealth Gray is making in his topwater fishing. “One of my favorite ways to catch fish is with a frog,” notes Lee, “and I’ve always had success with 65 lb test Seaguar Smackdown. It completely eliminates breakoffs, and the smooth finish of Smackdown lets me cast frogs a mile. The new Stealth Gray color gives me a distinct advantage by reducing the visibility of the line to fish beneath the surface – it’s my new go-to line for fishing topwater.”
Seaguar Smackdown – Stealth Gray will be introduced in 150 yard spools with line tests of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 65 lbs, and will be available in late fall 2018. Smackdown – Stealth Gray sets a new standard in low-visibility braided lines – fish it once, and you’ll understand why Seaguar is Always The Best!