Made from three layers, Technium has a hyper-resistant inner core, a low-memory mid layer and a UV-resistant outer.

What this gives is a tough, long-lasting main line that doesn’t act like a coiled spring when you first load it onto your spools. It’s exceptionally smooth and surprisingly supple, which aids casting, and it has an electric-blue colour when loaded onto your reel, which does look a bit funky! At £35 a spool it may not seem cheap, but with a spool holding 1,500 yards there’s more than enough to fill numerous reels.

Jon Bones

SHIMANO
TECHNIUM LINE
£34.99
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