PowerPro Zero Impact

Whether you’re punching Beavers through thick mats of grass for big bass or slinging big poppers for yellowfin, checking your line for nicks, burrs and weaknesses helps prevent breakage at the most inopportune moment.

Suffice it to say, you don’t want to find any spots of lesser strength — but that’s exactly the point for PowerPro’s new Zero Impact line.

PowerPro certainly doesn’t make its new line with any weak spots; rather, it’s the beefed up Termination Zones that give Zero Impact the unique qualities that earned Best in Show for the line category at ICAST.

Essentially, PowerPro uses a proprietary process to create 32-inch Termination Zones in its microfilament braided line. Spaced every 20 feet and tapered into the adjacent line, the Termination Zones are colored black for easy contrast with the so-called “nominal zones” of standard breaking strength. Flanked by a few inches of white line for easy visual reference, as well as strike indication, the Termination Zones offer up to 50 percent more breaking strength to offset any knot-strength loss.

Anywhere you need to tighten the drag and pour it to the fish, PowerPro Zero Impact promises more of that eye-crossing power. Available in 20-, 30-, 50-, 65-, 80- and 100-pound test, Zero Impact comes in aqua green or high-vis yellow with 150- and 500-yard spools.

The line retails for $25.99 to $79.99. Go to www.powerpro.com for more information.

SPIDERWIRE Stealth Glow-Vis Braid

Think of it like a “now you see me, now you don’t” tool for fishing. Spiderwire has taken its popular Stealth braid and created the new low-vis green color, which is a slightly lighter green than the original moss green. This gives the line a less-visible look underwater — a helpful trait for spooky, line-shy fish.

Above the water, the line sports a high-vis glow when exposed to sunlight that facilitates the line watching necessary for detecting those light bites. The new Stealth Glow-Vis has a low-vis green color with a unique UV reflective coating with fluorescent brighteners that illuminate above the water.

Even on cloudy days the line will still receive UV rays for the glow effect. Since no UV rays penetrate water, the high-vis glow returns to low–vis green once the line goes subsurface. The line is also exceptional when fishing in tannic or muddy/stained water.

The polyethylene microfiber construction of Stealth is strong, smooth and round. This structure, combined with Teflon pressure treating, allows the braid to shoot through guides for longer casts. The breakthrough Color Lock Technology holds in the color, resisting fading or bleeding on clothing or equipment.

Spiderwire Stealth Glow-Vis Braid is available on 125-yard and 300-yard filler spools in line tests from 6 to 80 pounds. Bulk spools with 1,500 yards of line are available in 10- to 80-pound test.

MSRP ranges from $14.99 to $184.99. More information can be found at www.spiderwire.com.

Trilene Professional Grade Braid

By drawing input and insight from tournament pros, Trilene delivers competition-level product to the broader fishing market. Case in point: The new Trilene Braid, which joins Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon and Trilene XT in the Professional Grade level of Trilene branded fishing lines.

Whether you’re using 50-pound braid to pull big bass through heavy weed cover or 20-pound line for long casts to spooky fish, Trilene Professional Grade Braid offers unmatched strength and handling. The Dyneema radial braid construction has an optimum blend of pick count and eight carriers to create a weave that is ultra-round, smooth and strong.

Designed for medium- to heavy-action casting tackle, Trilene Braid’s round design and thin diameter results in smooth, quiet passage through rod guides.

Available in options ranging from 20 to 80 pounds, Berkley Trilene Braid comes in 150- yard spools with an MSRP of $19.95 to $24.95.

Go to www.berkley-fishing.com to learn more.

Seaguar Smackdown

Boasting amazing strength and longer casts, Smackdown braid is made with eight ultra-thin, micro-weave strands in a round, smooth-casting profile.

This sleek line is extremely sensitive, so you’ll feel those subtle bites better. Also, it provides exceptional knot and tensile strength along with unparalleled abrasion resistance ­— so wrestling big fish out of heavy cover or negotiating your catch around docks and pilings is less stressful.

Available in green and yellow, Smackdown comes in 150-yard spools in 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50- and 65-pound test.

Seaguar.com has more information.

Vicious X.A.C.T.

When the lake or offshore waters call, those who have just a couple of days to enjoy the sport want a line that helps them maximize every minute. Vicious Fishing X-A.C.T. is the latest addition to the Vicious Fishing premium lineup, and was developed with the hard-core weekend angler in mind.

Representing the next generation of Vicious Advanced Copolymer Technology, X-A.C.T. is made in the U.S.A. and pro-engineered to meet the needs of today’s tournament angler.

Maintaining the high tensile strength and superior castability for which Vicious copolymer is known, this line also features a double coating to ensure abrasion resistance and delivers one of the lowest stretches on the market.

The result is the “X-ACT” combination of strength, sensitivity and handling needed by the serious angler. Available in 10- to 50-pound test, this clear line is sold in 100-yard, 330-yard, quarter-pound, 1-pound and 2-pound spools with a MSRP starting at $4.99.

For more information just log onto www.vicious-fishing.com.