Varivas Avani Casting PE SMP X8 'Hiramasa Tune' - PE6 Braid


New and improved, specialized STC-W line coating takes VARIVAS’s top tier Super Max Power (SMP) PE 8-strand braid to a whole new level of improved casting and ultra-durability.

  • Maintains line performance despite rigorous casting and retreave
  • Reduces line friction for greater casting distance
  • Enhances line durability, providings twice the abrasion resistance of VARIVAS standard line coating
  • Suppresses  stickiness and damage caused by seawater
  • Reduces wind knots and line entanglement with guides
  • Resists color fade


  • Measured Diameter: .51mm (122% of stated .418mm)
  • Out of Roundness: .105mm (20.5% variation in diameter)
  • Measured Breaking Strain: 94.51lbs (105% of rated 90lbs)
  • Abrasion Breaking Strain: 22.16lbs (23.4% of max break)
  • FG Knot Breaking Strain: 69.59lbs (73.6% of max break)

The line appears to be very well made, but it has an extremely high price point. Average, or even below average results on all of the tests. Varivas seem to indicate that the big difference in this line is the improved coating and claims of better casting and durability.

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