As its name suggests, Airbraid® Silky was designed for silky smooth action inheriting all superb features of the patented Airbraid® lines.
- 16 strands for 14 lb or above
- Far thinner diameter for the same strength and much less disturbed by wind and rapid water flow
- Minimized water absorption by reduced void fractions
- Excellent abrasion resistance by Airbraid® technology
- 10+% higher break strength from the mono line stage made from Polefin® polymerization
- 20+% less elongation by Gel spinning for extreme sensitivity to detect bites
- Excellent water resistance by special coating
- Smooth surface reduces friction with rod guides
Hitena's main lines are every inch BREAK STRENGTH TESTED UNDER ISO STANDARD AND RATED AS IT IS since we don't want any anglers to oversize lines unnecessarily. Say, if we have rated it 20 lb, it breaks there. It's not like 5, 10, 15 lb rated all breaking at the same 20 lb. If you are more used to other brand's downsizing and want to have peace of mind, you might go for 1 (above 25 lb) or 2 (below 25 lb) strength higher with ours but our lines are still much thinner than others. As our strength deviation is controlled far smaller during production, Hitena's main lines have less chance to break than others for the same strength in actual fishing.
Since Hitena's main lines are self-recovery coated to protect from external damage, you may feel the line bleed dye in the first place but it's normal. Once this stage is over, they fast color much better than any other main lines in the market.
Quick guide to choose Hitena main lines
- Razor : 4 strands world thinnest braid line. Super sensitivity for fishing small species like trout, crappie, perch and rockfish
- Silky : 16 strands for 14 lb or above. Simply best of the best in the country. Absolutely smooth texture and great for any fishing
- Pureline : 12 strands for 14 lb or above. Ultra abrasion resistant and best casting distance. Works great for bottom fishing, rock fishing, surf casting, fresh water that need to get around vegetation and debris, and species with abrasive skins. Has medium texture in the middle of Silky and Raptor
- Raptor : 8 strands. Best value for money and versatile for any fishing. Tight braid and harsh texture will generate some guide noises. Works great for jigging and other saltwater fishing.
- Alpha : 6 strands. Most economic option among Hitena's main lines but still works far better than other brands
[Color option] Pink, Xirius
[Size Chart] Airbraid®Silky Line
Hitena's own polymerization facility to produce Polefin®, building block of Airbraid® Lines
- Controlled catalyst and reaction to produce the best quality lines from the best material
- Better tensile strength and resiliency from excellent physical property of Polefin®
- Density closer to natural freshwater, saltwater
Patented Airbraid ® Technology (US Patent No. : 14657577, Japan Patent No. : 5456930)
Tight braided with high pressure gas under vacuum environment, distinguished from traditional mechanical braiding
- Low Porosity : Less void fractions in line, far smaller diameter for the same strength
- High Circularity : Line's cross section approaches mathematically perfect circle. Low porosity, less weight and less air friction eventually produce more casting distance
- Low elongation : Much improved sensitivity, feeling and transfer of actions from the end of the line
- Low water absorption : Reduced voids, better detection of bites
[Microscopic view - cross-section]
Special Coating & Dyeing
Special coating and dyeing with functional materials are applied to enhance;
- Highly water repellent
- Drastically reduced decolorization by Dope dyeing
- Abrasion/wear resistance for durability
- Reduced water friction for better rod action
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Hitena USA LLC
Attn: Returns Processing
4220 Shelby Ct
Flower Mound, TX 75022
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