It is speciality filaments.
They make line for certain companies who then put there own logo on it and sell it at a massive price.[:0]
The cheapest way to buy anything,is to buy it from the closest and purist point.ie...the manufacturer or the wholesaler
For years I used some bulk spools of cheap german line from Veals which I bought in the late 70's. I found it great, but it's mostly run out and they only seem to do sea fishing stuff now.
To replace it I bought a pile of Mullarkey's cheap bulk spools, but tonight I found the thicknesses of the different strains to be rather odd. I have used 4lbs, 6lbs and 8 lbs and 12 lbs so far. The 4 and the 8 seem about right, but the 6 and most definitely the 12 seem far too thick for their breaking strains. I've also got 2lbs and 3lbs, but haven't checked them out yet.
I was going to use the 12 for my two new carp reels, but changed my mind as it was so thick and used it for backing instead. On top of it I put on some 10lbs Berkley Triline Big Game ultra clear which I find absolutely first class. I gonna nip and get a spool of 12lb in the same stuff tomorrow. Don't know if they do anything lighter than 8lbs though!
ill use FAPS everest on my shimano gtm for my waggler work. and FAPS TDM for my pole rigs, or the drennan rig line, all depending. i like FAPS, i used to work for dick clegg, so i get reductions on everything. lol.
FAPS poles are brilliant. when i worked for dick clegg id handle all the new models from italy that had just been imported. brilliant stuff. a little on the expensive side but stiff, light and great packages. brittania angling in barnsley, a major stockist of FAPS stock all the poles. id recommend one to anyone.
a slight tanjent from reel lines, but needed to b done.
Ok from my experince, I use a line called genesis in a green box, the dia is micro small (10lbs genesis is same as ultmia 4lbs line dia). I have only found it in 250M packs but retails for about 6.50 and covers all weights for course and carp fishing (1.1lbs to 22lbs)
Tight lines ppls
Diawa Sensor bulk for me too, dead cheap and excellent value. I spool all my reels full to the lip, use it until it is either too low or for a couple of years then wind it on to a spare spool with a bit of backing if required, and use the other end for another few years. It doesn't seem to weaken with age or go brittle but keep it in the dark when not in use.
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