- Sufix Elite and Ice Magic
- Limber, Ice Free, Small Diameter
- Multi-color Choices
By Forrest Fisher
For many of us, we’ve been waiting for a very long time to get on the hard water. With a chilly polar blast in the forecast for next week, that time is near. Get the gear ready.
Start with the right line. Lots of folks use regular mono and admit to having some issues to conquer each year, but technology today has developed a better way for ice fishing line. Enter Suffix Ice Magic and Suffix Elite.
New Line Prevents Ice-Up
The Ice Magic is a high performance ice fishing monofilament line designed to stay limber and manageable even in ice water and above that, there are ingredients in the line that help prevent ice-up! Is that cool or what? It comes in clear or neon orange colors.
No Line Coiling
The diameter of our mini-reels for ice fishing is small and so the extra-limber line is needed to prevent coiling and to maintain functional use. The new line eliminates the coil memory we hearty ice anglers once fought with to jig ultralight lures.
Change your line every fishing season to keep it fresh and ready to work perfectly with the lightest of lures and baits. It gets nicked on your bait buckets, the sled and hundred other places while you fish with it or store it through the warmer days. Change it once a year and be sure to check it when you fish every so often too.
Ice Force pro, Tom Neustrom says, “You don’t have to start from scratch and re-spool mid-season, but you do want to remove sections of line that get a lot of wear and tear,” Neustrom explains. Simply peel off 25 to 30 yards every three or four outings, and then re-tie your baits.”
What Line to Use and When
Neustrom adds, “For winter walleye, your best bet is 6- to 8-pound Sufix Elite monofilament line. For pike through the ice, use 8- to 10-pound Sufix Elite mono. Featuring unbeatable strength, easy handling, and superior tensile and knot strength, Sufix Elite line comes in 10 test-strengths and four colors (camo, clear, hi-vis yellow and low-vis green). Spooling up for panfish? Use 2- to 4-pound test Sufix Ice Magic line. Because panfish baits are so much smaller than walleye and pike baits, lighter line is need to make them react correctly to subtle jigging strokes. Sufix Ice Magic sinks fast for a more natural presentation and it comes in six test-strengths (1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8). “
To check on pricing for this new line or review additional information, check this link: http://www.rapala.com/sufix/monofilament/ice-magic/ice-magic/Ice+Magic.html?brandname=sufix.