Smooth, supple and sensitive — these words sum up Shimano's new Kairiki SX 8 braid.

its smooth finish means it creates less friction over rod guides when cast, Kairiki SX8 slips through the water with reduced resistance and thrumming on the retrieve or when trolled. Kairiki braid is well behaved on the reel spool, with even lay and less propensity to throw off annoying wind knots. This makes it a tough line for use in difficult terrain.

Available in 11 breaking strains from 8 to 80lb on 150 metre spools at the lighter end and 300 metres from 20lb up, its neutral Mantis Green colour means it is every bit at home in a western impoundment as it is on a trout stream, or down in the estuaries and offshore.