- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 5, 2006


Is there an angler in the land who’s never heard of Stren fishing line? I doubt it. It has been a household word with American fishermen, and now the company that owns the Stren brand, Pure Fishing, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, has answered anglers who are looking for a monofilament line that delivers the goods every time when it comes to showing knot strength and overall dependability: Stren Super Knot.

Most lines fail to retain strength on certain common knots. Pure Fishing says with some knots many lines routinely give up 50 percent or more of their advertised strength. The company is certain that those worries are a thing of the past (and I agree having used the line for nearly a month now without any knot failure).

Stren Super Knot is Pure Fishing’s latest innovation. It promises to retain 90 percent knot strength. Even a simple overhand knot — not recommended for fishing — will retain more than 90 percent of straight break strength.

Popular television angler Bill Dance calls it his new favorite spinning line. During field tests of new products, Field & Stream honored Stren Super Knot as the “Best of the Best.”

The line is available in test strengths from 4 to 30 pounds. It uses a self-lubricating technology to eliminate the “burn” that comes with cinching down a new knot. Suggested retail prices for 220-yard reel filler spools range from $4.49 to $5.00.

Gene Mueller

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