When I saw “Seba” on my mobile’s display I knew we were setting out for breams. Great timing, I thought. I just happen to have the new Mikado Sensei Bream monofilament to test. The next morning we checked in at our favourite section of Vistula, where breams like to make up for the lean times of spawning.
I planned to use two methods: in the first half of the day I was fishing with a feder and in the afternoon and evening with a short set. To this end, I wound 150 m of the Mikado Sensei Bream monofilament, durability 6.6 kg-0.22 mm, on the reel. For the long pole I made a few sets on the main monofilament 5 kg-0.18 mm and a leader of 4.2 kg-0.16 mm, also from Sensei-Bream.
By using this line for two different methods and as a main and leader line I was able to appreciate its universality. Furthermore, the difficult conditions in this section of Vistula, the bottom full of sharp rocks, sticks and boulders, made this place a perfect testing range.
Sensei Bream was about to face a difficult challenge.
After a whole day of fishing and hauling some larger fish during which the line certainly dragged over the stones, I can say that the line didn’t fail me. There were some cases of the hook getting stuck somewhere and breaking off, but the line surface looks just like it did in the morning, it’s not frayed at all.
The useful qualities of the monofilament I could observe:
- surprising durability
- smooth hard surface
- see-through olive colour
- medium-elasticity, which means we can fish with large load and on large distance
- universal usage – for a reel and a float set, for main line and leaders
- great durability on the knot
- 150 m on the spool in a practical packaging, which protects the line from sun rays.