Noob alert, hook size to line diameter guide.

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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.
high tec lines are usually pre-stretched,thinner diameter, than standard mono, such as maxima , and tend to be used in pole fishing..where as maxima, etc are reel lines
 

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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.
I agree 100% B/S is by far the most important thing then the Dia bloody knobs:LOL:
 

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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.

"Mono is mono isn't it?" No.

High tech line has been stretched reducing its diameter but retaining much of its breaking strain. What is also lost is "toughness" and the line becomes, in material terms, brittle. This makes it unsuitable for use as a reel line as it cannot withstand the shock loading of a similar BS unstretched line. High tech lines are therefore more suited to pole rigs and hooklengths on rod & line where the mainline stretch of the traditional mono and the rod's action gives protection to the more brittle hooklength. This is why a hooklength on a feeder rig such as The Method will often be made with a higher BS high tech line than the traditional mono reel line. Something newcomers to this type of feeder fishing find confusing. On the pole the elastic provides the shock loading protection.

Hence a high tech line like Reflo Power is a thinner diameter for the same BS as Chamaeleon.

This is why a shorthand way of clarifying which type of line is being referred to has developed. To prevent confusion.
 

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Match your hook size to the bait you intend to use rather than line strength/diameter. 20/18 for single maggot, 14 for corn etc.

Decide the line strength you require to handle the size and type of fish you expect, in the conditions and time of year you're catching them in.

So if the fish are generally 3-5lb carp and you're catching them in open water, the 0.13 (4lb 12oz) will be ideal, you might want to step up to 0.17 (6lb 12oz) or more for the same size fish in margins or for weedy areas. Equally, it would be better to scale down to 0.11 for winter fishing when carp don't fight so aggressively and bites are harder to get.

Line diameter is confusing unless you instantly know the diameter to strength ratio. I fish frequently and still had to look up how strong 0.13 Pestonn Reflow is! The only time diameter matters is when you have to pass the line twice through a hook's eye for a knotless knot.
 

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And that concludes this weeks episode of "What's my line",be sure to tune in for next weeks thrilling installment or for something a little less anal then "Whose line is it anyway" will follow shortly.
 
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Ironically mm is used mainly by matchmen fishing (mainly) brown coloured commercials where fish cant see the line let alone 0.02 mm ???
 
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