Kairiki 8 from Shimano has adopted the new “VT construction method” braiding technology. Featuring 8 carriers and incorporating premium Japanese manufacturing, the new tight weave VT construction is created through applying high tension at opposing directions during the braiding process. In the VT Construction Method, fibre is weaved evenly at all angles – resulting in a smoother finish, reduced diameter and a longer casting line. Additionally, the smooth finish creates less friction through the guides, minimising cast noise and aiding a stealthier approach. The tight weave achieves low stretch resulting in enhanced sensitivity. These attributes make Kairiki 8 an excellent choice for finesse fishing, casting lures and tying knots where smoothness, sensitivity and castability are all required to give that extra edge in your next angling encounter.