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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2008 06:04 pm
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Its not thin enough........i know a guy who bought fireline by mistake and only managed to get like half the amount of braid on!

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2008 06:06 pm
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I found this on the net...

FIRELINE

Diameter Breaking Strength
0.04mm 3.5kg
0.06mm 4.4kg
0.08mm 5.0kg
0.10mm 5.9kg
0.12mm 6.8kg
0.15mm 7.9kg
0.17mm 10.2kg
0.20mm 13.2kg
0.25mm 17.5kg


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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2008 06:16 pm
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I use Fireline on my Drop shot and I thought it was braid - duh me :doh

the diameter is very thin only problem I see is the price its quite expensive.
had a look at Mias the morning and that Fireline in large spools but was in hurry - Wedding fitting (stopped at the tackle store on the way to get my Kilt- was in desperate need of split ring pliers for my poppers taking them with on honeymoon ;)) so cant remember the price but it was a few bob (a lot of tom more than Kingfisher braid) they also had whiplash in 1800m spools

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Rags I also use it on my dropshot rig, got 6lb and 12lb Fireline... but I want to know if someone has used it as backing instead of normal braid...

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Hallo guys---- Sorry guys--- will get the diff dia of heavier Fireline asap and post it --hectic day. Use it on my reels as backing for sharks no problem.
Just a report back also NO ANSWER from Sufix or Western filament ( Tuff line ). Sent mails to both companies Tech mngr, sales mngr, product mngr and both vice presidents. Any body on where KF braid is made? Stores say they are not allowed to disclose.

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I recently imported Power Pro 50lb 500yd Braided 500 Line 50 Spectra Braid from the USA .. via eBay.  Paid $38.45 inclusive of shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270201290698



Haggers wrote: Whiplash is expensive, is it cheaper to import the stuff?

if so, from where?

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I put 275M of 50lb Western Filament Tuf Line onto my 700S yesterday. Charles at Angling Africa said that this was the most consistant of all that they have tested in store, with the lowest break at 46lb. Not too expensive, and at .31 mm diameter seems fair for backing. Have not tested it myself yet, but I take his word for it.......

Cheers - royboy

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royboy wrote: I put 275M of 50lb Western Filament Tuf Line onto my 700S yesterday. Charles at Angling Africa said that this was the most consistant of all that they have tested in store, with the lowest break at 46lb. Not too expensive, and at .31 mm diameter seems fair for backing. Have not tested it myself yet, but I take his word for it.......

Cheers - royboy


@ Jasper, thanks for the link.

I bought me similar braid to royboy on e-bay as follows:

TUF-LINE XP Spectra Braid.  This spool is 300 Yards of 65 LB. (.016" Dia., 15lb. mono equivalant) in HI-VIS YELLOW color.

Paid under R300 including shipping.  Will let you know once I receive it.

Thoughts please ...

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Noweeds wrote: Its not thin enough........i know a guy who bought fireline by mistake and only managed to get like half the amount of braid on!

Hi Noweeds,

What thiness braid is "thin enough"?  I bought some TUF-LINE XP Spectra Braid which is .016" Diameter for the torium, will it be ok?

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Visit http://www.berkley@purefishing.com and look at Big game fishing braid. Awaiting a dia vs strength chart, for the heavier lines.


Big GameĀ® Braid offers outstanding strength. It's three to five times thinner than nylon monofilaments with the same breaking strength. And, it's 22% stronger and 8% thinner than IzorlineĀ® Braid. Ideal for backing, trolling, deep water jigging or live bait fishing.


Model No. Desc. Price
BGB310-45 (1122511) Cabo White 10/2 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB320-45 (1122512) Cabo White 20/6 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB330-45 (1122513) Cabo White 30/8 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB350-45 (1122514) Cabo White 50/12 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB365-45 (1122515) Cabo White 65/15 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB380-45 (1122516) Cabo White 80/17 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB3100-45 (1122517) Cabo White 100/20 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB3130-45 (1122518) Cabo White 130/30 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB3200-45 (1122519) Cabo White 200/50 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB310-22 (1122537) Lo-Vis Green 10/2 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB320-22 (1122538) Lo-Vis Green 20/6 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB330-22 (1122539) Lo-Vis Green 30/8 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB350-22 (1122540) Lo-Vis Green 50/12 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB365-22 (1122541) Lo-Vis Green 65/15 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB380-22 (1122542) Lo-Vis Green 80/17 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB3100-22 (1122543) Lo-Vis Green 100/20 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB3130-22 (1122544) Lo-Vis Green 130/30 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB3200-22 (1122545) Lo-Vis Green 200/50 Lb. Test/Line Diam. 378.49

Model No. Desc.
BGB110-45 (1122502) Cabo White 10/2 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB120-45 (1122503) Cabo White 20/6 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB130-45 (1122504) Cabo White 30/8 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB150-45 (1122505) Cabo White 50/12 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB165-45 (1122506) Cabo White 65/15 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB180-45 (1122507) Cabo White 80/17 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB1100-45 (1122508) Cabo White 100/20 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB1130-45 (1122509) Cabo White 130/30 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB1200-45 (1122510) Cabo White 200/50 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB110-22 (1122468) Lo-Vis Green 10/2 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB120-22 (1122529) Lo-Vis Green 20/6 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB130-22 (1122530) Lo-Vis Green 30/8 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB150-22 (1122531) Lo-Vis Green 50/12 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB165-22 (1122532) Lo-Vis Green 65/15 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB180-22 (1122533) Lo-Vis Green 80/17 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB1100-22 (1122534) Lo-Vis Green 100/20 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB1130-22 (1122535) Lo-Vis Green 130/30 Lb. Test/Line Diam.
BGB1200-22 (1122536) Lo-Vis Green 200/50 Lb. Test/Line Diam.

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If you have access to Cortland braided line, that will overtest. 30# will break above 50# of pull. It runs a little thicker than the brands you mentioned. They have two products--Spectron and Master Braid. Spectron is more of an oval shaped line. Master Braid is a newer product and is round, and smoother finished.

Spiderwire Stealth is another pretty strong braid. I believe it's sold overseas (in the UK and Australia, at least) as "Whiplash Pro".
Similar web than ours---- http://www.stripersonline.com

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Siemen and all

Cortland tested best out of all braids . . . 80lb broke at 48lb(60%). It did not seem to be thicker than other 80lb braids but is more expensive.

NEPPS, Cortland is the backup for Stellas . . . what's your experience of it for plugging/jigging?

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Graeme - Sorry man, I've had ZERO experience with the Cortland.... not heard too much about it either from the guys....
Can you find Tuff Line XP anywhere? What about getting Sami to Fed-Ex you some Varivas or Avani?

I think for popping, capacity isn't too much of an issue, especially for GT's.... if they take 100 yards of line off you, you probably gonna lose them in the bricks anyway.... when I fished Seychelles, if you let them take more than 50 metres of backing, you could kiss them good bye.... lock the drag and hang on....

I don't really know what to say guys....this braid issue is worrying....

Graeme - Spoke to Fed Ex yesterday, said my rod was in customs in Johannesburg( supposed to arrive Wednesday )..... spoke to them this morning asking what time it will be delivered today... and they now tell me its still in France!!!! Freight companies are a RIP OFF!~!!!! Bastard.... every one of them!!!

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