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FINS "Windtamer" Braid

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Make & Model

Brand:
FINS
Model:
Windtamer
MSRP ($):
16.95

FINS "Windtamer" Braid is a 100% spectra braid but with additional processing. Windtamer braid has been treated by means of a proprietary process resulting in a compacted round and smooth structure with a firm body. This enables Windtamer to pack very well on reels without pulling into itself and cuts through the wind to cast without wind knots and rod tip wrapping. Saltwater inshore kayak fishing is a situation where Windtamer stands out, particularly for those using baitcasting reels.

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Windtamer

Windy conditions are a constant bother when fishing in the marsh. Between managing your boat and placing an accurate cast, backlashes due to wind are something you shouldn't have to worry about. Unfortunately, it has been an issue for me in the past. I decided to try out Windtamer from FINS since it claims to help in windy conditions, and it definitely lives up to it's name! There have been days when I have been able to cast a 1/8 oz jighead into a decent headwind and not have to pull line out from my spool due to backlashing or windknots. This applies to both spinning and casting rigs!
I usually will use 15-20# test on my inshore rigs. Windtamer goes on easily and I haven't had issues with it "eating" into itself on the spool. I've also pulled in plenty of fish using FINS and have not experienced a line snap as of yet.
The only thing to warn about is that due to it's rough feel (as opposed to FINS XS), it can have a tendency to dig into your skin if you're holding it while having a fish on, as well as damaging guides on some fishing rods that are not designed to take superlines. That is, however, pretty common in most braided lines.
Overall, Windtamer is a great, strong, braided line that gets the job done and does what it's advertised to do (as well as come in some pretty nice colors)!

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Strong, small diameter, less windknots
Cons:
not incredibly smooth
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