Noob alert, hook size to line diameter guide.

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Hi, is there such a thing?
i have B911x in 18,16,14 and some PRC1 in 14 and 12.
reflo power in 0.13 and 0.15 and accu power in 0.18 and 0.22

0.22 was bought for pole rigs for Munters from the margin.

so before i go ham fisted into tying can i get advice as to which hook to line diam please.
 

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Hi, is there such a thing?
i have B911x in 18,16,14 and some PRC1 in 14 and 12.
reflo power in 0.13 and 0.15 and accu power in 0.18 and 0.22

0.22 was bought for pole rigs for Munters from the margin.

so before i go ham fisted into tying can i get advice as to which hook to line diam please.
Stong line needs a strong hook or it will open up.
0.22 Margin needs a drennan super specialist, kamazan animal, specialist carp hook (Esp,Korda, Fox etc.).
Hook size? Smaller hooks are very strong in heavy patterns.
 

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No set guide i dont think but hook size and pattern will be dictated partly by what bait your using and the size fish your targeting. Hooklength diameter will then follow suit
 

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There is no official guide, but based on what you have I’d tie them as follows:
18 - 0,13
16 - 0,13 & 0,15
14 - 0,15 & 0,18
12 - 0,18
 

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Why is everyone trying to act like a pro matchman by speaking in line diameter?
Suddenly no one menteions the breaking strain of line in lbs anymore, it's all about diameter.
 

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Also generally a .15mm lins is .15 but line rated at 3lb could be .17/ .15/.13/.11

4lb daiwa sensor .2mm
5lb daiwa hyper sensor .18mm

That's why !!!
 

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I deal with both but tbh I only really recognise diameters of the sort of lined I use. E.g most sub 3lb are 0.11-0.12, most 3lbs 0.14-0.16, most 4lbs 0.17-0.18 then 5lb around 0.19 and 6lb around 0.21lb. Either side of that I don't have a clue. Also BS is universally used across all forms of fishing which diameter isn't. I haven't a clue of the diameter of any braids other than its roughly about half the equivalent mono or any idea what most strong fluorocarbons measure at.
 

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Doesnt breaking strain at a particular diameter vary by brand/model of line?
 

MartinWY

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Of course, which is why it makes no sense.

Interesting. But also, I've faffed about with scales and line before and found that most of the time the line takes a lot more strain than its rated for, at least the maxima stuff did.

I might just use string for silvers and climbing rope for anything bigger.
 

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Interesting. But also, I've faffed about with scales and line before and found that most of the time the line takes a lot more strain than its rated for, at least the maxima stuff did.

I might just use string for silvers and climbing rope for anything bigger.
I have always used Maxima for main line, and for as long as I can remember I have been using the Drennan supplex fluorocarbon for hooklinks for all my float and feeder "work"
 

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Why is everyone trying to act like a pro matchman by speaking in line diameter?
Suddenly no one menteions the breaking strain of line in lbs anymore, it's all about diameter.

Actually it is a shorthand method of distinguishing between high tech and standard mono when discussing lines. High tech tends to be quoted in diameter, normal mono in BS.
 

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Actually it is a shorthand method of distinguishing between high tech and standard mono when discussing lines. High tech tends to be quoted in diameter, normal mono in BS.
What exactly do you class as high tech mono? Mono is mono isn't it?
As has been said, different brands of mono and fluorocarbon will have a different diameter to breaking strain ratio. For example not all 4lb mono is 0.17mm such as maxima chameleon. Not all 4.4lb fluorocarbon will be 0.17mm like the Drennan supplex.
 
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