Maximum Strength Pole & Rig Mono
After the launch of Power Plus we began to be asked since what we can do specifically for the match and pole angler to help satisfy his need for the highest possible breaking strain and lowest possible diameter to give him an edge in highly competitive situations. The experience gained during the long term development work of Power Plus proved invaluable and was used as the starting point for this project, but with the focus now changed to pushing the limits to the maximum of what can be achieved in linear and knot strength, while still delivering natural presentation.
Power Match was developed using the latest Mitsubishi copolymer, similar to that used in Power Plus, however this particular copolymer differs in the fact that it has an even higher molecular bonding capability. The resulting monofilament has an incredibly high strength and with careful production control and use of the wealth of experience gained over the years we have produced a product that also has an incredibly high knot strength approaching 100% of linear test.
Presentation has been just as important as strength in the development of this product. Power Match is smooth, soft and incredibly supple and provides excellent presentation not only because of its thin diameter but because of its extreme softness due to being treated in a special softening bath twice as long as normal mono.
Power Match, like all our hi-tech high performance lines is produced in small carefully controlled batches that enables us to achieve remarkably accurate tolerance levels and maintain them during production. The last batch tested of 0.20mm tested for example ranged from 0.199 to 0.202. You know where you are. One line on the market tested recently claimed to be 0.13mm but when tested actually measured over 0.16mm! With Ultima what you see on the label is what you get on the spool.
Incredible All Round Performance
While Power Match has been designed for out and out strength, as with all Ultima products, we have still paid careful attention to making it robust enough to cope with any situation that it is likely to encounter. Power Match was tested on the reel for long periods during its development and has proved so robust that some field testers are still using it in preference to anything else.
Power Match has been manufactured in clear, as this preference has been expressed by all anglers in our testing team for their rigs and hook lengths. Having the line crystal clear in these fine diameters is important as it ensures that no impurity from the dye can detrimentally effect the molecular bonding within the line itself.
The importance of stretch is often overlooked. We have found from consultation over many years that a stretch factor of between 20 and 25% gives both positive control and enough give to minimise snap offs. Power Match has been designed with an average stretch facto of 21% to give more experienced anglers better control.
Available in: 0.20mm 8.2lb breaking strain 100m spool