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#21 Anderoo

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:23 AM

Shimano Catana for me, I've tried many others but I keep going back to it!

http://www.tacklebox.../line_tests.htm


Thanks for that link Rob. What a mess! So my 12lb Sensor is actually 16.5lb and someone elses 12lb X-line will break at 9.4lb <_<

I wish I could buy line that was the BS it said on the spool. It looks from that that I may as well use 10lb Sensor as a maximum, as according to that chart it's actually almost 16lb. Anything more is just making casting more difficult.

If I want 10lb line, I want 10lb line, not 16lb. It's annoying!
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:20 PM

Thanks for that link Rob. What a mess! So my 12lb Sensor is actually 16.5lb and someone elses 12lb X-line will break at 9.4lb <_<

I wish I could buy line that was the BS it said on the spool. It looks from that that I may as well use 10lb Sensor as a maximum, as according to that chart it's actually almost 16lb. Anything more is just making casting more difficult.

If I want 10lb line, I want 10lb line, not 16lb. It's annoying!


There's a flip side to that though - my 10lb Catana breaks at 16lb and at 0.30mm diameter you get the benefit when casting, it's bloody marvellous!

I've got 10lb Catana on my 5010 GT's and 15lb on my Emblems and between the two it covers most situations.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:01 AM

Being back on the scene after a loooooong lay off Im gathering kit etc. I would like to ask fellow members opinion on what line I should get for my reels. Im thinking 12lb/15lb but which one ?? Im not a proper gear tart so nothing flash, just a good all round line at a reasonable (ebay type!!) price. Im not after braid. I`ll be fishing for carp up to 30lb, hooklinks will be snake skin

Any ideas??



12 or 15lbs X-line without a doubt. It'd quite simply the BEST. Shop around and you can get 600m for 19.99. It'd flurocarbon and almost invisible underwater and sinks like a car battery!!!!
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:13 AM

12 or 15lbs X-line without a doubt. It'd quite simply the BEST. Shop around and you can get 600m for 19.99. It'd flurocarbon and almost invisible underwater and sinks like a car battery!!!!


http://www.tacklebox.../line_tests.htm

Wouldn't touch it with a sh1tty stick, under rating line is par for the course but over rating it is unforgiveable.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:36 AM

http://www.tacklebox.../line_tests.htm

Wouldn't touch it with a sh1tty stick, under rating line is par for the course but over rating it is unforgiveable.


One point to consider is that monofile actually absorbs water and becomes weaker with immersion. Fluorocarbon does not absorb water so the breaking strain remains unaffected. I have never used x line as a main line (stick with my Big Game) but I have used it extensively for hooklinks for several years now and can honestly say that it has never let me down.