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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2008 10:56 am
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Reefman wrote: Haggers... on page 5 of this thread, GL did tests on the Whiplash and it returned 36lb breaking for marked 80lb?!

@MASTER ASSASSIN - Kish have you tackled the Tackle Centre with this info yet? What do they say?

Then thats good news, and Tuff line is thinner line than Whiplash, not so?

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GL wrote: Reefman wrote: Haggers... on page 5 of this thread, GL did tests on the Whiplash and it returned 36lb breaking for marked 80lb?!

@MASTER ASSASSIN - Kish have you tackled the Tackle Centre with this info yet? What do they say?

Haggers, TUFF LINE XP is made by Western Filament. Whiplash is made by Berkley and gave #$% results. Nepps advised finding Tuff Line XP which is what i did.

Thats why I did the same;)

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Reefman wrote: royboy wrote: Hi Graeme......word is that the Tuf Line XP from Western Filament is consistant. 70% is not what it should be, but comparitively speaking 70% is better than 40 or 50.

On Thursday, 275 yards 50lb set me back R349.......for consistancy? No complaints.

Cheers, royboy


Roy, you bought TufLine for R350?



BTW, my 275m of 65lb tuf line came to R260 from the US but waiting for delivery ...

Funny how this all of a sudden seems better that Berkley whiplash ...

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Yes Haggers, agreed. Up until this thread started I was under the impression that Whiplash was the "one-all-be-all" of Braided lines.......and then the Sealine testing started.

I think that for now, I will stay with Tuf Line.....thing is on my little Calcutta 400B I have 275M Sufix Performance Braid 40lb (lo vis Green)under 100M KF Giant Abrasion 25lb mono and am not sure how this stuff will perform should something respectable take me into the backing.......

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royboy wrote: Yes Haggers, agreed. Up until this thread started I was under the impression that Whiplash was the "one-all-be-all" of Braided lines.......and then the Sealine testing started.

I think that for now, I will stay with Tuf Line.....thing is on my little Calcutta 400B I have 275M Sufix Performance Braid 40lb (lo vis Green)under 100M KF Giant Abrasion 25lb mono and am not sure how this stuff will perform should something respectable take me into the backing.......


Well we will have to see then ... good luck.  BTW, my buddies Kingfisher braid cut through a bouy's rope while fighting a shark, so it seems good to me.

Good luck

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Yes - I read that post!!!!! One can only surmise that amongst all of the braid manufacturers there have been good batches and bad........the hope is that mine is from one of the Good batches.

I will also be taking a few spare rolls of braid for "insurance" ......just in case....and they will all be tested in store at the time of purchase.

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Taken From Kingfishers site

 

"KINGFISHER PRO SUPER BRAID

Designed for the professional angler. The 18.2 kg is designed to be used as "backing" for rock and surf anglers. It offers an amazing diameter of 0.20mm and is guaranteed to break below 50lb.  "

 

I guess they keep up to their guarantee hey :doh

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No WAY! WHAT kLUTZES! Talk about a "Freudian slip"....! Hahahaha

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EXCELLENT!!!!!! Nobody can hammer them for misleading or false advertising.

I think the problem there lies between the chair and the keyboard.....

Luvly one, well spotted.

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Guys for competative angling you may not have braid heavier than 50lb - so they have not made a mistake - you need your braid to break below 50lb or you are in kuk.

Just like LTB anglers fishing 10kg class need to be garunteed that their line will break below 10kg!!

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Ok then...seems that the klutz is me ::craz

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me too ,:shock: it never made sense before now it does, thanks noweeds

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Not necessarily - its fine that they say it will break under 50lb but no good if it is breaking at 20lb!!!

i mean i can package 5 kilo nylon as the thinnest 50kilo line on the market and garuntee it to break under 50 kilos too!!

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I think that if it is rated at 50lb Test, then it cannot break at anything over 50lb rating for IGFA rules. Not sure if this statement is accurate, but I do seem to recall having read this somewhere.

I need to look at my braid packaging when I get home....don't think the word "test" featured.

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Noweeds wrote: Guys for competative angling you may not have braid heavier than 50lb

Actual or advertised?

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Well at the moment it does not seem to matter cause they are all breaking so far below!

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Noweeds wrote: Well at the moment it does not seem to matter cause they are all breaking so far below!
What I am asking is, lets say I join 2 oceans next season, would I have to take the 65lb braid off my torium eventhough ACTUAL is +- 45lb?

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I would say for safety sake - yes - and put on 50lb..........the problem is next thing they test a piece and it breaks at 60lb........

I've never even heard of them testing but its better to be within the rules!

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Noweeds wrote: I would say for safety sake - yes - and put on 50lb..........the problem is next thing they test a piece and it breaks at 60lb........

I've never even heard of them testing but its better to be within the rules!

Cool, will use the braid, and when it finally pops, then I will join a club ...

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nice!!

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