Saltiga x12 UVF PE+SI PE2

Applying Daiwa’s UVF (Ultra Volume Fibre) and Evo Silicone we have produced the ultimate high-density braid exhibiting supreme abrasion resistance and ultimate strength. With 72% improved abrasion resistance, 20% more strength, an 18% more slippery surface and 30% less line stretch compared to other 8 braid premium PE lines, our 12 braid is the ultimate in line technology. By reducing the diameter and creating an ultra smooth surface this allows 12 braid to produce less friction/resistance on the guides and spool rim allowing for longer smoother casting, less noise, minimal water penetration and incredible sensitivity. Saltiga 12 is the ultimate heavy duty jigging and casting line for big game fish. Color-coded every 10, 5 and 1 meter increments to allow you full line control.

Key Statistics

  • Measured Diameter: .27mm (+150% on stated .18mm)
  • Out of Roundness: .05mm (19.98% variation in diameter)
  • Measured Breaking Strain: 34.32lbs (95.33% of rated 36bs)
  • Abrasion Breaking Strain: 12.36lbs (36.01% of max break)
  • FG Knot Breaking Strain: 24.81lbs (72.29% of max break)

Beautifully made line which fishes very well, however I experienced quite a few wind knots when casting into a head wind. It is also quite expensive. It ranked 11th or better in all the tests which is a solid performance when looking purely at the numbers. Diameter is 150% of what is written on the box, and the Maximum Break is 4.7% under the quoted figure.

Testing Process

Key Line Statistics

Diameter Variation