There's only a very few line manufacturers in the whole world and some lines are identical but just relabelled. For instance 5lb Drennan Specimen Plus seems to be identical to 4lb Maxima - but at a lower price!
This was my favourite line for many years but has been much surpassed by more modern offerings. For instance I find Gold Label Pro Gold way better than both and have been using it for years. Here's a link to an old review of mine: http://www.anglersne...eviews/progold/
There's no such thing as the perfect line as it's all a matter of compromise. Improve one factor and you make another worse.
I like Pro Gold for a lot of my fishing as firstly it can be made to sink (although no mono sinks readily). Secondly, it's both supple but (unusually for a supple line) is abrasion resistant. Compared with Maxima/Drennan Specimen Plus it has a higher tensile strength, i.e. it has a lower diameter for a given (wet, knotted) strength.
I've been using it for many years for a lot of my fishing, especially at short range. There may be even better lines available now but I haven't tried many of the latest ones.
Edited by Steve Burke, 10 April 2017 - 08:02 PM.