TUF-LINE 4ORCE – Ultimate fresh and saltwater braid


4orce-FamilyATUF-LINE 4ORCE takes power fishing to a new level. Utilising their new TUF-X fiber, this premium 4-carrier braid is the best choice for ultimate strength. 4ORCE delivers a round, incredibly strong, abrasion resistant line with minimal stretch that drives hooks deep.

The proprietary coating process provides toughness, longevity and a more permanent coloration of the line.

TUF-LINE 4ORCE, the ultimate saltwater spinning line

Whether you’re fishing heavy cover or just looking for brute strength, 4ORCE is the ultimate fresh and saltwater braid. So when a big bite is on the line……choose 4ORCE.

Steve McClure with Mrs Robinsons rainbow

Steve McClure – “When choosing something as critical as fishing line four things jump out at me as I ask myself 1) Will the line hold up day after day with everything that I am going to put it through, 2) What is the knot strength and performance when under stress, 3) Does it come off the reel easily and thus improve casting distance, 4) How is the sensitivity of the line? TUF-LINE excels in all of these areas and then some and that is why I use and trust TUF-LINE.”

TUF-LINE braided superlines add superior strength, sensitivity and handling to every fishing application. Our superior engineering offers a wide selection of lines to suit your needs. For the new user, there are distinct differences between TUF-LINE and traditional monofilament lines you may be used to.

Mark Glassmaster - Steelhead
Mark Glassmaster – with a nice Steelhead

Mark Glassmaster – “The Kenai River is home to the largest king salmon in the world. TUF-LINE has the strength and power to take on these world record salmon with ease.  If you too are serious about landing monster king salmon, there’s only one choice for braided line: GET TUF!!!”


Choosing line by diameter, not breaking strength:
TUF-LINE offers an incredible strength and diameter advantage over monofilament lines. When choosing a TUF-LINE to replace a monofilament line, it’s usually best to choose a TUF-LINE with comparative diameter to the monofilament. This might mean replacing 12-pound monofilament with 50-pound TUF-LINE. The benefit to this approach is maintaining similar handling characteristics to what’s currently comfortable. Sure, that’s incredibly strong, and yes, your days of breaking off fish and lures may be over. The area where this is not the case is in applications like offshore fisheries, where you may use a comparative strength TUF-LINE to the monofilament you’ve previously used in order to gain substantial line capacity on your reel. Another area might be one in which TUF-LINEs diameter advantage is used to dramatically increase casting distance, as in bank or surf fishing.

Spool the line tight:

Unlike monofilament, TUF-LINE has very limited stretch, a hard exterior and very little memory. TUF-LINE does not grip a reel spool like monfilaments do. The solution to any problems is found in how the line is spooled. Prior to spooling up with TUF-LINE, put a wrap of electrical tape on the empty spool. This gives the line something to bite into. Another option is to back the line with a few turns of Dacron or monofilament, which achieves the same result of preventing slippage.

Wind the line on tightly and under steady pressure. Packing the reel well will eliminate any opportunity for the line to dig into the spool. If done properly the first time, you’ll experience years of trouble-free use.

4ORCE_box_spool_green4ORCE-box spool greenSet drags properly:

If running TUF-LINE straight to a lure, set your drag to no more than 30% of the line’s breaking strength. If using a monofilament leader, recognize there is probably a drastic difference in the breaking strength of the TUF-LINE and a light monofilament leader, and set the drag to protect the leader.

Double knots perform better:
TUF-LINE’s aerospace fibers and coatings don’t bite into one another when knotted. For this reason, poorly tied knots can slip under a load. For general applications, use of a Palomar knot will hold with exceptional strength. To incorporate a wide family of knots, tie them with a doubled length of TUF-LINE to add significant strength.

Watch for fraying:
TUF-LINE does not break down in sunlight like monofilament. It is susceptible to nicks and abrasion. After continued use, watch for wear or fraying close to terminal gear. Remove a short length of the worn line an retie if necessary.

Use a Controlled Hook Set:
All TUF-LINEs have considerably less stretch than monofilament lines. Therefore, a monster hook set is not necessary. Be firm and controlled. TUF-LINE hits nearly as hard at 100 feet as it does at 10.


Cut with Knife or Scissors

TUF-LINE is incredibly strong and very small diameter. DO NOT EVER attempt to break it with hands or cut through it with your teeth. You will lose, perhaps be wounded and maybe require some dental work. A good pair of scissors or a knife is all that’s necessary.

On another note, do not ever wind TUF-LINE line around fingers, hands or arms while fishing, attempting to land a fish, or freeing a snag. See reasons above. For freeing snags, place a couple wraps of line around your reel, point the rod straight at the snag and holding the reel frame, pull straight away.

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Bill Boyce
IGFA Anglers Digest

“TUF-LINE’S performance far exceed my expectations. I use to cringe when fishging braided fishing line, but with TUF-LINE I grin!”