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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2008 12:03 pm
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Dorado75--- Man thats a difficult one But I would have to stay yes- for the simple reason that is. There is no stretch in braid so when one loop climbs over another you cant stretch the one to help the other. I will not say it is far more difficult. But also the overwind tends to be less than with mono with the same explanation as above --- due to no stretch the overwind does not climb below a lot of loops and only maybe one or two.
How long do the rod guides last- I don't know BUT in all years of fishing braid never broke a guide or had the center come out or a groove cut into a tip. Standard guides on all rods bought off the shelf

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man am i glad i read this thread, i have to fork out R700 for braid, and i was very unsure of what braid to buy. i am going to buy 40lb distance braid from western accessories, guaranteed to break above it's advertised breaking strain. i was put off by it's diameter 0.23mm, but i think 500m of braid plus 250m of 0.50mm nylon on a torium 30 should do the trick. what do guys think

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NetsoGroot. Sorry I added your answer to Dorado

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scorpion wrote: . i am going to buy 40lb distance braid from western accessories,

 

Distance braid??? Tell us more... made by who?

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western accessories imports the line, he actually told me a while back that other brands of braid break below the their specs. i was thought he was just trying to sell me his braid over whiplash. the braid is made by balzer, they have a few different types. i had 300m of there 20lb braid on my saltist 30th before it was stolen. the distance braid is there top of the range sell for 1.40 a metre. i reckon 40lb should do the trick. i was told another story about whiplash but i cant confirm if it's true or not. mail me i will fill yoi in rezap@foschini.co.za

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Not that it makes it any better but if you lose a fish on a slide the slide comes off the main line and the fish is only left with the slide trace itself in the mouth. I have had two burn offs with clients this year and on both occasions on the following cast i retrieved all the line and the sinker!!

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I suggest we test the braid in the shop before buying spools of it.

If necessary let the dealers test every roll until one passes within 10% of stated break points. If none pass they miss a sale and they will quickly sort out problem batches for us as this is big turnover for them.

Reefman, will try braid tests in shop and post by Friday.

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Have the signotex made by balser will test tonight and let you know

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GL, where are you shopping? MIAS?

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Solly's 4 ways and Mias 4 ways and Angling Africa Centurion

pretty sure they will sort this out one way or another

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GL wrote: Solly's 4 ways and Mias 4 ways and Angling Africa Centurion

pretty sure they will sort this out one way or another

K. Keep us posted.

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I've got the YGK Jigman Ultra X8 PE 8 which has an advertised breaking strain of 86lbs....

I'm not sure how the hell I'm gonna test it, but I'll try....

I've got 30lb and 20lb Power Pro, and 65lb Suffix which I'm gonna test tonight if I get the chance....

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Graeme - Mate I just checked something - I ordered my YGK Ultra from Randy and Sami, and i got this:



The packaging of yours looks waaay different... I wonder if yours might have been old stock the okes flogged you and thats why it didn't test properly... just a thought...

PS - Great shot of the load test on the Carpenter... mine should be here Wedenesday...

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Ok, Hang on.... I just checked.... Different Braid....

Mine is "Galis" YGK.....whatever the hell that means.... yours is the IGFA class one...

Never mind...

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scorpion wrote: western accessories imports the line, he actually told me a while back that other brands of braid break below the their specs. i was thought he was just trying to sell me his braid over whiplash. the braid is made by balzer, they have a few different types. i had 300m of there 20lb braid on my saltist 30th before it was stolen. the distance braid is there top of the range sell for 1.40 a metre. i reckon 40lb should do the trick. i was told another story about whiplash but i cant confirm if it's true or not. mail me i will fill yoi in rezap@foschini.co.za
Yeah, Azziz mentioned it to me. A bit pricey seeing as I can get Whiplash for the same price.

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seems like IGFA = hooked's NHBC or whatever :X

line is YGK (Yoz-ami) 80lb . . . . have beaten this to death so will let shop sort it out. hopefully they forget the discount given and give me full price on packs

Nepps, some of the poppers starting to come together

 

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Oooohhhhh, that popper third from the left has done me some serious damage in the past at blakes on the leerys! Got nailed by a fish there one day on it that it pulled me over the reef in the middle taking everything!

Off the topic i know, just got excited when i saw it! :)

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PS. Whatever trip you two (GL Nepps) are planning, im jealous already!!!!

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Nepps is the fisherman, i'm the photographer, still place for a gillie . . . have to pay yor own way as we can't afford to pay for caddie.

thought we'd need to take a dentist to fix teeth after biting braid all day, but not necessary after all the tests ::craz

this plug has unreal action

 

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Reefman wrote: Pylstert wrote: Hi all, what I don't understand is how these guys in the link got most brands of braid to pop above stated breaking strain as supposed to? How does that work why are we getting such low poundage breaks?



http://www.sportfishingmag.com/article.jsp?ID=43573


Leon... as far as I'm aware, those tests were all done on PowerPro braid... which we are waiting for the Nepps to bring us some good news....

@Marine... The 30lb tests I did, the last test I did in this thread was WHIPLASH!

In all the tests I've done so far, including on the nylon, the ONLY line that holds according to claims is FIRELINE....!!!
Reefer, I hope the *&^%$# Power Pro is ok as I have just ordered 1500yds on eBay. Can you guys perhaps to some extensive testing at your next social? Similar scale knots etc to get behind this braid story, it really is a concern does not seem to be what they advertise - superlines. At least you know where you stand with mono

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