The GOSEN 16 ply braid is made from Toyobo fibres from the Izanas company in Japan. It is currently the only 16 ply on the market. This new Toyobo material is stronger than high grade Dyneema. The 16 strands make this line stronger than any 8 ply on the market, it is high in water resistance, has incredible knot strength, a high braiding density, it is extremely smooth, incredibly sensitive to bites and is a great balance between stiff and soft line making it perfect for casting. The 16 ply manufacturing process makes this line perfectly round so it is forgiving on your line guides. The line is made in the GOSEN line factory in Japan.