my thoughts exactly, its not the best line for knotting tbh there's a lot better line out there.When you tie knots in it always wet them
sea anglers used to deliberatly make a weak link in their rig by putting knots in and creating "rotten bottoms",so how can this be a fair comparison of line strength? as against stated main line breaking strain,you have put in two faults.Originally posted by ivgonfishing
0.16 says it breaks at 7.9lbs i just tested it 3 times for you, it breaks at 5.68lbs
tested by tying two figure 8 loops in the line so this is after knot strength
Originally posted by buygoodtackle
ivgonfishing- if you have done a "dry" strength test you may well have got that result, try repeating the test in water you will find that the line performs differently. This was explained sometime ago to me by an engineering friend- the stress caused by the tension is translated into heat as the line is prestretched, in air this creates a weak spot and the line snaps (usually not at the knot but half way along the length) when in water, or in contact with water , the water acts as a coolant and prevents this happenning. Sounds strange, I know, but it does seem to work out in practice. I agree 100% that the line you use is down to personal preference and confidence. You need to find the line that suits you and your style of fishing.