Gliss - 18 pound test
Gliss is a new 4th form of fishing line that is produced by a breakthrough extrusion process of high modulus polyethylene fibers. Gliss has qualities of both monofilament and braid. Gliss has zero stretch and the lowest diameter to breaking strength of any line. .010 diameter Gliss equals 4kg/8lb strength.
PRO ANGLER TESTING & COMMENTS: After a very successful intro by WFT in Europe, Gliss has been extensively tested in North America. Testing has been performed by bass elite and FLW tour anglers in addition to saltwater and freshwater professional guides.
“I caught fish with Gliss that I could not have caught with other line due to its incredible sensitivity.
Softness of Gliss produces superior castiblity resulting in increased distance I don’t get with braid
Gliss is the easiest line I’ve ever fished because it has zero line twist
When dropshotting, I can get down faster due to it’s small diameter and cuts right through the water.
Gliss is much thinner than typical braid which allows leaders to be tied with out hanging up in the micro guides of bass rods.
I’ve been a pro for 20 years and haven’t purchased 1 spool of line but I will buy Gliss and compete with it. “
I put this on a line (18) on a Bolt 2000 with the Edge 7' 0" rod. this line is so thin I tie direct no leader. Made this up for my soft stick bait rod. This setup was outstanding. Cast a mile (maybe not that far). Keep in mind this is not braid so you do need to retie a few times. It did not fray or separate being pulled through the trees and pilings. I used the clear. the water was dirty and the line did not pick up a stain. I did use the line butter. I highly recommend that also. The setup as whole I would give it 5 stars. Will I buy it again yes. will I recommend it? already did :-)
This is the same review i left under 12 lb gliss, as it pertains to both the 12 and 18 lb line i bought:
I've reviewed everything on this site I have bought to honesty and I will do the same here. I bought 2 spools of 12 lb gliss, and had issues with the line snapping above the knot when tied to 10 lb fluoro. The line also is so thin and slick that knots do not hold well and the fluoro will slide out when pressure is applied. I thought this was possibly a bad batch of line, or just an issue with 12 lb, so I bought 2 spools of 18 lb gliss and had the same issue: the line would snap above the knot. When tied to 10 lb fluoro. Im no mathematician, but 18 lbs is supposed to be stronger than 10, yet the gliss keeps breaking. Clearly these lines cannot live up to their advertised strength while being so much thinner than other braids I've used. I love ardent products, as i have 2 apex elites, an ardent bolt, an ardent finesse, and 2 ardent arrow spinning reels, but i will never buy gliss again, and hopefully someone from the company can fix this product because as of now I'm not going to risk losing fish on line that continuously snaps.
I have used three weights of Gliss line (#8, #18, #24) over the course of the summer and found its performance sub-par. While it is true that it does not cut into itself on the reel spool like braid and it has good tensile strength, the cons outweigh the pros in my opinion. The Gliss fibres seem very brittle and fray very easily. After just a few hours of fishing you will notice numerous frays starting to form especially around high rub areas like leader knots. Additionally, while I can tie several different leader knots with braid and have no issues, the only knot I found for leaders with Gliss is the FG knot. Uni to Uni, the blood knot and others all cut the Gliss and cause it to break. This did slightly differ on line weight, but in my case I was tying #18 Gliss to 12lb Fluoro, or #24 Gliss to 12lb Fluoro/20lb Mono, and #8 Gliss to 8-10lb Fluoro. In each of these cases after I caught a fish I would need to retie my leader knot, otherwise on the next set it would fail. I also found that it does not handle line twist well. Because it is supple line twist mixed with a little wind can very shortly turn into massive knots.
I do appreciate how supple Gliss is, as well as the colour choices that do not fade. It might work well on Ice fishing setups for pan fish because it drops off the spool nice and does not absorb as much water, but next year I will switch all my spinning reels back to braid and straight fluorocarbon.