From Germany comes STROFT ABR Mono.
Stroft ABR is an extremely high quality tempered tippet material. It's tensile strength, knot strength and abrasion resistance are unrivalled.
STROFT® ABR is our Strofts newest product. The emphasis here is on wear and abrasion resistance. Thus the abbreviation ABR (abrasion). A further performance target is the simultaneous achievement of the STROFT® GTM's tensile strength. Both performance targets are achieved by a tempering process that in addition applies high pressure. Through this process, the surface is highly compressed and in so doing made less susceptible to UV rays, to scratches and to coiling. The highly compressed surface lessens the hygroscopicity of the STROFT® ABR, while the wet tensile strength is further improved even by longer suspension in water. Because of this, the line is somewhat harder but still sufficiently supple. Even under the roughest applications, whether fishing over rocky foundations or over mussel beds, as well as in salt water and during intense insolation, the tensile strength is preserved to a degree that no other monofilament fishing line can match. STROFT® ABR is, therefore, the right fishing line for all types of fishing that must guarantee full reliability even after the hardest constant use. And STROFT® ABR is the fishing line for all anglers who intensively exercise the sport of fishing.
The “ABR” in the name stands for Abrasion Resistance – created by exposing the mono to a special heat treatment process, whereby pressure is applied to compact the surface, making the line more resilient to UV rays and scratches.
Water absorption is also reduced which in turn improves the knot strength.
The end result is a very supple line that has great knot strength, retains its very high breaking strain yet is incredibly thin compared to other brands.
This is the perfect material where abrasion resistance, low sheen and very high knot strenght are needed - Such as Saltwater fly fishing and fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout.
Stroft ABR is available in the following sizes:
0.16mm (6.5lb / 3.0kg) - 50 meter spool
0.18mm (7.9lb / 3.6kg) - 50 meter spool
0.22mm (11.25lb / 5.1kg) - 50 meter spool
0.25mm (6.4kg) - 50 meter spool
0.30mm (8.10kg) - 100 meter spool
0.40mm (14kg) - 100 meter spool
0.45mm (17.5kg) - 100 meter spool