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Highly respected known anglers such as Terry Hearn, Gaz Fareham, Kev Hewitt, Martin Bowler, Mark McKenna, Nick Helleur, Sean Leverett and Marcus Howarth switched to Syncro along with many others that are less well known but no lesser anglers. Many of these guys fish waters containing carp where nothing can be left to chance, and a reliable mainline really is key.
Over the intervening period since the initial launch ESP have carried on testing various different mono samples and have yet to find anything better than Syncro, which combined all the attributes required. However during this testing process they explored different colours having been asked by some of their sponsored anglers for a darker olive green. The original samples which were in a different grade of monofilament looked superb, but were found to be lacking when it came to strength.
So they used the same dark olive pigment on the Syncro grade mono and that combined with a slight change to the surface finish, which gave them a line that had all the classic attributes of the original Syncro XT, but which sinks quicker. With the ESP Syncro XT Loaded Mainline, you’ve got the best of both worlds!
So the Syncro XT Loaded Mainline was born, and even before it was first put out on the market the anglers that had been testing it for ESP became completely sold on it. Upon casting out it sinks through the surface film virtually unaided until it just hangs from the rod tips. And if a slack line approach is required, then it stays that way, lying tight to the bottom to the extent that you can feel it peeling up off the lake bed when winding in.
The dark olive pigment disappears against any lake bed and is actually very difficult to see when suspended off the rod tips, even in tap clear water, so there’s no need to worry about spooking the fish with your dream mainline. With this and the right rod, you’re well on your way to enjoying a great more deal of success in your angling experience!
Regarding knot strength, just like the original Syncro XT, the new Loaded is underrated and the following knot strengths can be achieved using a carefully tied five turn grinner (tested on calibrated digital force meter):
• Nominal 10lb (0.30mm) Possible 15lb
• Nominal 12lb (0.33mm) Possible 17.5lb
• Nominal 15lb (0.37mm) Possible 21lb
• Nominal 18lb (0.40mm) Possible 26lb
This significant increase in the Syncro XT Loaded Mainlines’ average breaking strains shows that this line has earned that XT in its name - it stands for ‘extra tough’! With the right bait, you can be sure of getting that dream catch, and enjoying your angling experience much much more!
Although Syncro XT Loaded is limp straight off the spool, ESP recommends soaking it overnight, so that it absorbs water and becomes even suppler as it is loaded onto the reel spool. All available on 1,000m bulk spools.
Used this line on and off for many years. Getting my head turned by new fads and developments I chopped and changed my lines regularly. But I always went back to the Syncro XT Loaded 15lb an will certainly stay on my reels for many a year to come. I would 100% recommend this line to any carp angler of any abilities.
The line I recommend for everyone who comes in the shop. Never had a problem with it.