Line & Leaders


Very Basic information you may need to know Gigafish
 
ULTRA is a monofilament i.e. it’s a single line, made of dyneema.

It is not fluorocarbon (which lots of people don’t like), but it is thinner and cheaper than it.
 
The main selling point of both Gigafish line is that they are extremely thin. No-one else makes monofilament thinner than ULTRA.  Almost everyone who sees it for the first time is very surprised how strong it is for the thickness.
 
People choose line for several reasons. The most common is breaking strain (BS), and another is thickness of line. One that has a higher breaking strain for a given thickness of line is therefore desirable.
 
ULTRA can be used for all types of fishing, but many people will be fly fisherman for salmon, sea trout or trout. The ULTRA is used as a leader, about 10-15 feet of line that goes on the end of the main fly line.
 
ULTRA has neutral buoyancy, ie it can be made to float or sink. It is a soft line, ie it is not stiff, so makes the fly wave realistically in the water.  ULTRA knots well, but as with all fine lines, you should moisten the line and pull together slowly.  It is not very stretchy. It has very little memory.

 

Line & Leaders