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Seaguar Fishing Line Review: The Good and the Bad

As a seasoned fly fisherman and saltwater angler, I’ve relied on Seaguar products for years, and my trust in their fluorocarbon lines has never wavered. Time and again, these lines have proven their worth, allowing me to land many large fish in a variety of challenging environments. In my experience, Seaguar’s fluorocarbon stands out as some of the best on the market. Although a bit less popular, I have also been able to experiment with their braided lines which also gave me success. When I am targeting saltwater fish such as snook, tarpon, and sharks I only go with Seaguar products. I have gone through the effort to attempt to catch something on every Seaguar line offered! Let’s dive into the good and bad of their fluorocarbon and braid below.

Seaguar’s Fluorocarbon Lines

Seaguar’s fluorocarbon lines are a top choice among anglers who prioritize invisibility and strength. Their proprietary technology makes these lines almost invisible underwater, a crucial advantage when targeting skittish fish. Here’s a closer look at some of their standout fluorocarbon products:

Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon

Seaguar Blue Label

Seaguar Blue Label fluorocarbon stands out for its near-invisibility in water, making it ideal for stealthy fishing in clear conditions. It boasts exceptional tensile and knot strength, which allows anglers to manage tough fights confidently. The line’s superior abrasion resistance ensures durability against rough underwater obstacles, enhancing its longevity.

Blacktiph Shark
60 LB Blacktip Shark caught and safely released on 80 lb test Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon Leader.

My Experience with Blue Label

While targeting Tarpon, I have landed numerous sharks unintentionally and my leaders have held up a lot more often than not. If you are targeting big game fish go with the blue label. While these premium features make Blue Label a top choice, the cost may be a drawback for some. However, the investment often proves worthwhile for its significant performance benefits. If I had to recommend any type of Seaguar fluoro this is the one that I am going to pick.

Seaguar Gold Label

Seaguar Gold Label

Seaguar Gold Label fluorocarbon leader sets itself apart as the thinnest and strongest fluorocarbon leader material in Seaguar’s lineup. Its ultra-thin diameter enhances lure action and sink rate, allowing for more natural presentations in the water. Despite its slender profile, Gold Label maintains exceptional tensile strength, ensuring reliability and durability when battling big fish

Gold Label Snook
Snook on 15 lb Gold Label Fluorocarbon Leader

Snook on Gold Label in the Mangroves

The Seaguar Gold Label has been a staple in the saltwater fishing community for sometime. It is a thinner diameter however a great choice when it comes to targeting bigger saltwater species. Guides and fisherman in the area have stated that knot strength is a reason to go for this fluorocarbon. While not certain why, this fluorocarbon tends to cinch tighter when it comes to knots. I was fortunate enough to land this decent sized snook in the mangroves while fishing with the gold label.

InvizX

Seaguar INVIZX

Seaguar InvizX fluorocarbon is favored for its softness and flexibility, making it an excellent choice for both spinning and casting reels. This line excels in clear water conditions due to its virtual invisibility, helping to deceive wary fish. InvizX is also noted for its superior casting performance and reduced memory, which minimizes tangles and knots. Its abrasion resistance is strong, protecting the line from wear and tear in various environments.

INVIZX BASS
Bass on the fly using 8 lb test INVIZX Fluorocarbon Leader.

Bass on the INVIZX

I have only used this fluorocarbon a handful of times to build fly fishing leaders for bass fishing. I noticed that their is a little bit of memory with the line which is not a big deal when it comes to leaders. However, if you plan on spooling this on your reel just be cautious. A line that twists can be a nightmare, especially if you plan on pairing this with a baitcasters. Friends of mine have had zero issues with it claiming that it casts smooth and stacks on the reel quite smoothly. In terms of leaders, it did land me a couple of nice bass, I will let you be the judge on this one.

Seaguar Tatsu

Seaguar Tatsu

Seaguar Tatsu fluorocarbon line is renowned for its dual-structure technology, combining two resins for unmatched strength and sensitivity. This line offers excellent durability and ease of handling, allowing for smoother casts and stronger hook sets. Its superior abrasion resistance ensures reliability in tough conditions, while its near-invisibility underwater helps deceive wary fish. In my experience this fluorocarbon has been excellent in terms of presentation and bites however, durability might remain in question.

Seaguar Tatsu Snapper
Snapper on 6 lb test Tatsu Fluorocarbon Leader

Snapper Trial with Tatsu

I have used this fluorocarbon to catch snapper from piers in SW Florida and it has led to many bites because of how stealthy it is. I even had people on the pier ask me what kind of setup I was using because of the amount of bites and hookups I was getting. Using very light pound test, I did break a few other species off near the hook mainly catfish (not a bad thing). This in part, could have been due to inconsistency when tying knots or not lubricating them before cinching them tight. None the less, excellent fluorocarbon when it come to getting fish to bite.

Seaguar ABRAZX

Seaguar ABRAZX

Seaguar ABRAZX fluorocarbon is engineered for ultimate abrasion resistance. This is ideal for fishing in environments with heavy cover such as rocks, logs, and underwater structures. This line is designed to handle the toughest conditions without compromising its invisibility and strength.

Seaguar ABRAZX Shark
Blacktip Shark caught on 25 lb ABRAZX fluorocarbon fishing near a bridge.

Shark on the ABRAZX

I have limited experience with this fluorocarbon because it is mainly built for freshwater use. However, I did manage to catch a small shark on it with leader that was left over on a rod that I brought down to Florida. I believe the highest lb test in this fluorocarbon is 25 lb so it is not going to cut it for ocean fishing. This is going to be much more suited for fisherman who fish around structure in ponds, lakes, or rivers with heavy vegetation. It’s an abrasive fluoro so it is going to be a lot more stiff if you are looking to pull fish out of docks, trees, or rocks. Should hold up well for those of you that go after freshwater species with teeth such as pike or musky, it held up just fine rubbing against the teeth of this blacktip pictured above.

Seaguar Red Label

Seaguar Red Label Fluorocarbon

Seaguar Red Label fluorocarbon is a versatile and affordable option that offers many of the high-quality features Seaguar is known for. Designed for both freshwater and saltwater use, Red Label provides excellent tensile strength and knot integrity, ensuring durable performance during challenging fights.

Seaguar Red Label Gar
Freshwater Gar on 20 lb Seaguar Red Label fluorocarbon from the dock.

Gar on the Seaguar Red Label

While river fishing from a dock I managed to catch a freshwater gar using pictured above using the red label fluorocarbon. This is a versatile line that can be used in both freshwater and saltwater. It also makes for a great substitute to tippet for fly fisherman out there. This will make for some great savings as it works just as well but is a lot cheaper than buying spools of tippet. In my experience, it has great durability for that initial bite shock to your line. Held up just fine against this toothy gar shown above.

Seaguar’s Braided Lines

For those who don’t want to miss a single tug, Seaguar’s braided lines are designed to transmit every vibration directly to your hand. Here’s what makes Seaguar braid standout:

Seaguar Smackdown

Smackdown

Seaguar Smackdown braid is celebrated for its ultra-thin diameter making it a good for accurate casts. This braided line is exceptionally smooth, allowing it to glide quietly through the guides, enhancing stealth and sensitivity. Smackdown’s lack of stretch provides immediate feedback on even the slightest bites, crucial for precise lure placement.

Sheepshead Smackdown Braid
Freshwater Drum on 10 lb braided smackdown from the dock.

Freshwater Drum on the Smackdown

Fishing from the same dock that I caught the gar, I managed to land a small sheepshead with ease. Not the most ideal fish to catch, non the less, this braided line was able to get the job done. It is 8 strand braid which casts a lot smoother than 4 strand does. If you are looking for a braided line that glides through the guides smoothly, smackdown is the way to go. I would recommend this line only for anglers targeting smaller freshwater fish.

Threadlock Braid

Threadlock

Seaguar Threadlock braid is designed for heavy-duty fishing, offering exceptional strength and impact resistance, ideal for targeting large game fish. This high-performance braid features a 16-strand hollow-core construction. It is strong line and enables reliable splicing of leader connections.

Shark Threadlock Braid
Small Shark landed on 60 lb Threadlock Braid.

Testing the Threadlock Braid

Threadlock is 16 strand braid making it an ultra smooth line for your reel. Don’t let this 16x braid fool you though, it is an extremely strong line for how many strands it contains. Generally, more strands is going to make for a smoother and less abrasive line. When it comes to threadlock, you get the best of both worlds. Although not huge, this shark was landed on threadlock and the line is capable of landing much bigger fish than this. Use this line when targeting big saltwater species.

Evaluating the Price of Seaguar Lines: Worth the Investment?

The primary drawback often associated with Seaguar fishing lines is their price. Compared to other brands, Seaguar lines, especially their specialized fluorocarbon and braided options, tend to come at a premium. However, when considering the value they provide, many anglers find this cost justifiable. Seaguar’s lines are engineered for superior performance, offering exceptional strength, abrasion resistance, and near invisibility underwater—qualities that significantly enhance the likelihood of landing fish.

Conclusion: Seaguar Lines—A Worthy Choice for Dedicated Anglers

In conclusion, while Seaguar fishing lines may come with a higher price tag, their exceptional quality and performance justify the investment for dedicated anglers. Justified by the fish landed above, you might be paying a little more for Seaguar lines. However, there is not much worse than failure to land a fish. Seaguar lines offer the reliability and performance you need to come out on top. For those who take their fishing seriously, choosing Seaguar means choosing a trusted partner in every cast and every catch.

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