Shimano Technium Tribal Carp Line Reviewed


More than two years ago I was recommended the Shimano Technium line for my freewheel reels. Since then it has been on my Okuma Longbow XT reel and has accompanied me not only for carp fishing but even for bottom fishing at the sea. Time to write a test about this line, because I am very satisfied with it and I think it is absolutely recommendable.

Table of Contents First impressionIn TestFazitShimano Technium tribalPrice PerformanceProcessingPractice Pros Cons

First impression

The line makes a good first impression throughout, so it is rather hard but not too stiff and sinks slowly even in water. The latter has the advantage that the line does not form such an arch under water or the line is driven around the surface by the wind.    The colouring is excellent for carp fishing, so it is coloured green black to be particularly inconspicuous. Although the line is also stated by the manufacturer to be very low stretching, in my opinion the line stretches much more than the Technium Invisitec. For buffering

In test

In test the line was primarily used for fishing for carp in the close range up to medium distances of 50 to 70 m.    As already mentioned the line sinks relatively quickly after casting and I get direct

contact with my assembly. This has a positive effect on the bite detection, which I like very much.    The load capacity of my 0.35 mm line is stated as 11.5 kg, which is of course exaggerated, but I can imagine that it holds at least 9 kg. If I had a hanger in the wood it took a lot of force to break the line. This was never possible with the rod or reel, so I can say that this line is sufficient for every carp and is not the weak point, because with a carp rod you cannot build up pressure like a few kilos. Also the hooks usually bend up before the line gives up, so you can often save your assembly and only the hook has to be replaced.

The line was also hard in use on the Adriatic Sea at fishing spots with very sharp-edged rocks and stones, so the abrasion resistance was also tested. Of course the line also gets a little bit off and gets rough when you pull it along a stone edge, but after that there was still some carrying capacity. Strong dorades and conger were easy to drill and the line always held despite small quirks.


I can only recommend this line to every carp angler, it is a very good alternative to Anaconda and co.    So I have bought another spool, because the old one has become relatively empty because of all the fishing and now and then I cut the first few meters of line.

Shimano Technium tribal 8.8 Price Performance 9.0/10 Processing 8.5/10 Practice 9.0/10 Pros High Load CapacitySinkendCamouflageHigh Abrasion Resistance Cons Could have less stretch See here at Amazon >>

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