0.165mm Matrix Power Micron except big fish (mainly margin) rigs where set up on 0.20mm. Without wishing to start the accuracy debate again if you’re using 0.15 and 0.19 reflo it’s likely your using similar diameters to me.
Many thanks everyone for the reponses - it's been helpful. I'm comforted to know that a lot of folk use line around the 0.19 mark for their rigs so I'm going to stick with what I've been using. As has been said, if you have confidence in something and it's working, why change? Off to the garage now for some rig tying.
used to use 0.18 (6.6lb) silstar for rigs and 0.14 (4.4lb) for hook lengths, rarely got snapped off unless it was by the bigger fish but have swapped over to steelon konger cristal clear in 0.16 (9lb) for rigs and 0.14 (7lb) for hook lengths, only used for a short time last summer but i found it reliable and strong
I feel under gunned looking at the others here! I fish a lot of matches where its all "small" carp to 5lb and don't really go over 0.15, and 0.13 for silvers. I pretty much standardised my floats types last year (in differing capacities) to the few I can get to work and tied em all to 0.15
I have a selection of margin rigs on 0.17 and a few nutter rigs on 0.21 for the snags and that's it really.
All on Preston Reflo Power and I'm comfortable that losses are operator error more that a fault with the kit. Going through a similar process with hooks now.......
I have a good stock of the old Garbo Rig Line which I have used for all my pole rigs and pole hook-lengths for many years. Its pretty accurate diameter wise and quite supple and knots well. Using the same brand of line I think is more important than the actual brand as you get to know how each diameter behaves. For my Silvers I use 0.125 rig line to .08/.09/10 hook-lengths. For F1/Skimmers/Bream its 0.14 rig line to .11/12/13 hook-lengths. For normal open water Carping its 0.18 rig line to 14/15/16 hook-lengths and for Margin Carp I use 0.20 rig line to 16/18 hook-lengths. My advice would be unless you are having problems to stick with the brand you know. Reflo Power is up to 0.02 understated I think. That's why its strong for its diameter as the .13 reflo for example is like my .14 garbo.
I’m with @Neil ofthe nene for simplicity on this. I tie up rigs to 0.20 and 0.16 for carp and big silvers and I have some silvers rigs tied to 0.14 for depth of winter. I use Stroft GTM, have used for for a few years now and have 100% confidence in it. I have tied some silvers rigs on 0.12 after a really cold, hard spell, but its not usually necessary.
Daiwa Tdr Rig Line in stock, Supple yet durable it is the high strength under tension that makes TD-R rig line stand out. Made in Japan it has a perfectly consistent diameter and knots brilliantly. Perfect for rigs, tie