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The properties of braided lines are fundamentally different from fishing lines made of monofilament nylon. Their elasticity is infinitesimal and the breaking strain on the respective diameter is many times higher than that of nylon. But even with braided lines there are significant differences that need to be taken into account. Quality of the fibers, braiding method, finishing process, etc. significantly influence the properties of a polyfilament line.
Stroft is a household name for every angler, and the brand more than lives up to its reputation in the braided line category as well. GTP (Tempered Polyfil), unlike most braided lines on the market, is circular and the very best single fibers are always used. At Stroft, these are called Peak-UHMWPE. The value printed on the label is 100% guaranteed, and often these claims are even conservative and the actual breaking strain is significantly higher.
UHMWPE, or Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is also known as Dyneema, Spekra or Tivar. It is the unique material which combines high load capacity with low elongation and a very thin diameter. Perfect, therefore, for the modern predatory fisherman.
Stroft uses only the world's best available fibers and further processed in a special braiding process that a "real braid" is created. A sheathing/coating is deliberately avoided and the quality of the surface is created solely by the meticulous processing procedure.
Stroft GTP S
Type S stands for "smooth" and this designation definitely says it all. If you know Stroft's Type E, you might hardly believe that it is possible to create an even smoother, "real" braided line. But once again Stroft has outdone itself and the difference to monofilament is hardly noticeable when you let the line glide through your fingers. The Type S lines are manufactured using the multi-strand process and the Ultra-Peak UHMWPE fibers used are unrivaled in their quality. In this process used, even finer fibers are woven with an increased braiding angle, so the fibers are bent slightly less than in the Type R and E - resulting in even slightly higher tensile strengths. Type S is the absolute non-plus-ultra in terms of fiber, braiding and surface smoothness. In terms of surface smoothness, there is hardly any difference to a monofilament.
Type S is an absolute premium line and pretty much the best the market currently has to offer. The slightly higher price is reflected all the more in the quality of the end product. Especially if you want to minimize friction in the rings in order to get the maximum casting distance out of your set-up and at the same time not make any sacrifices in terms of breaking strain and longevity, Stroft GTP Type S is the right line for you.
- 150 m / spool
- Color: silver-grey
- Top class braided line
- Extremely high tensile strength (dry and wet)
- Very high knot strength
- Circular profil
- Low stretch and direct feedback
- Ultra compact
- No memory effect
- Very good casting properties
- Extreme surface smoothness and hardly any dimples
- Very low noise when running through the guides
Stroft deliberately does not specify diameters for braided lines, as this is difficult and inaccurate for braided lines anyway. The diameters given below are a comparison to monofilament to give you a tendency for the appropriate amount to fill your reel.
|Type||Breaking Strain||Comparable Diameter|
|S04||3,50 kg||0,09 mm|
|S05||4,00 kg||0,11 mm|
|S06||4,50 kg||0,13 mm|
|S1||5,00 kg||0,15 mm|
|S2||6,00 kg||0,18 mm|
|S3||8,00 kg||0,20 mm|
|S4||10,00 kg||0,22 mm|
|S5||13,00 kg||0,25 mm|
|S6||16,00 kg||0,28 mm|
|S7||20,00 kg||0,30 mm|
Established more than 45 years ago, the German manufacturer Stroft is known for high-quality fishing lines – made in Germany! This impressive selection includes the perfect leader material for all kinds of fly fishing and spin fishing techniques – whether mono, fluorocarbon or titan. In addition, Stroft also offers premium braided lines and running lines. In fact, all of these lines have one thing in common: their outstanding quality with absolutely no imperfections. Therefore, these lines are an extremely reliable connection between you and the fish of your lifetime!