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Berkley Trilene TransOptic was praised at the recent 2009 ICAST show in Orlando and walked away with the Best Line Award during the show. Now anglers have a chance to try a free sample of TransOptic. A spool is provided at no charge with the purchase of the August issue of FLW OUTDOORS, on newsstands now, "Through our marketing partnership with FLW, we have been able to give FLW OUTDOORS readers an opportunity to sample our new color–changing Trilene TransOptic co–polymer nylon line, which is poly–bagged with the August issue,” said Clay Norris, Berkley Trilene Product Manager. “Especially gratifying is the fact the FLW editors think so highly of the line from their own rigorous testing. We think the readers will come to a similar conclusion after testing the sample themselves."Transoptic has been in the making for four years. Boasting to be the first color–changing nylon monofilament, Transoptic captures UV rays to physically change the line’s color, making the line a hi–vis gold above the water and transparent below the surface where the UV rays are filtered out. The color–changing line benefits anglers that spend their days watching their line for the subtlest of bites. Anglers see the line, fish don’t.With superior knot strength, tough abrasion resistance and extra shock resistance, Trilene TransOptic is perfect for flipping, pitching, jigging and any application that calls for a hard hook set. Being a monofilament, the line is easily managed for a wide variety of baits and techniques."Over four years ago we saw the need for a nylon fishing line that anglers could see above water, but the fish couldn't see below, said Norris. “Now we have it with new Trilene TransOptic. It has taken all of four years, and lots of research, to figure out how to accomplish this in a co–polymer nylon line. Realizing it would be the "line watcher's line", we also engineered it to have great shock and knot strength to hold strong under powerful reaction strikes."Available in pound tests ranging from 4 to 25 pounds on 220–yard spools, Berkley Trilene TransOptic has an MSRP of $8.95 to $10.95. 2000–yard service spools are also available from 6 to 25–pound test.