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#1 EFTTA

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 03:37 PM

A range of European monofilament brands have been tested on actual breaking strength. All results can be viewed on

http://www.eftta.com...154963163783231

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:42 PM

I've just sent the following e-mail to EFTTA:

"I found the tests on various lines very interesting. However I'd be grateful if you'd kindly advise me whether the breaking strains were measured on wet or dry line, and also whether the lines were knotted or unknotted."

From what I can see on the information page the tests were on dry, unknotted lines. This is only of limited value as some lines lose more strength than others when wet. Additionally there is a wide variation in the strength lost when different lines are knotted.

However, it's a start at least and EFTTA are to be applauded for their initiative,

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:22 PM

shouldnt it be ALL lines? plenty of common lines will no doupt be left out because of bias or lazyness and no doupt sleazyness.
unless you can see every line tested no comparison can be made ,its pointless when better or worse line statistics are left out .
the missing ones are probably the most commonly used (cheap bulk spools etc) but no doupt being included could ruffle the leading brands a tad and their inflated prices in my opinion.
if a brand says one size and its found to be different isnt there a trades description issue ,the same for breaking strain.
what parameters were used to choose the brands tested ;)

Edited by chesters1, 07 August 2006 - 05:24 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:48 PM

Interesting but as Steve says not as good as if it had been carried out on wet knoted lines.

In truth Im not that fussed about testing as Ive always done my own to decide on which brands to use.

My biggest moan still is that manufacturers dont put a date on their lines.As we all know mono deteriorates when subjected to UV light.The longer its exposed the greater the reduction in its strength.It matters not one ioata how acurate the origonal strength rating of the line is if we dont know how old it is!

No skin off the manufacturers nose to put a date on (and package their product in a dark light, sealed container) And surely not that much of an effort for the retailer to ensure a good policy of stock rotating? certainly in their interest to so they dont end up with loads of "out of date" line they cant sell?

Like I said without a date no amount of checking the acuracy of the initial breaking strain assesment is relevant.

Next time your in your local shop take a look at the spools of line and make a mental note.You will notice an awfull lot of them will have been/will be there for several years!
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:54 PM

you mean that new spool of luron2 i bought could be months old :o
hopefully the poster will return to see the results of the posting and improve their doings (whatever they are)

Edited by chesters1, 07 August 2006 - 06:09 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:24 PM

Some intereresting data but for what it's worth (especially as EFTA appear to be watching) here's another vote for a date of manufacture to be printed on all spools of fishing line.

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Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
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Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
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Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:05 PM

Where's Diamond Geezer when you want him :)

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:17 PM

Where's Diamond Geezer when you want him :)
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A very good question! Haven't seem him around here for a couple of years :(
Hmmm .. doing a search shows all his posts as blank and undated, did he get banned???
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:17 PM

he turned out to be a zircon :D

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:53 PM

Strange test about 'european' lines...considering several of those are manufactured in America :rolleyes:

There are not as many lines as you may think....many are the same stuff with a different label on. The difference is often that they are given a different BS. for the same diameter.

there are very few actual manufacturers in the world and much line sold is simply a generic make with a new name.

Look here: http://www.sufix.com...ishingLines.htm