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    Default Braid breaking strain

    Slight confusion here, 5kg b/s equates to 11lbs in my book, so what does the 6lb line class refer to?

    Last edited by s63; 30-09-2017 at 19:23.

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    Default Re: Braid breaking strain

    Not a clue but is it to do with the IGFA line class records?
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    Having a guess

    Breaking strain in Europe is based on linear strength without a knot where as breaking strain for the American market is calculated with a knot. As a result the same product in the same diameter is sold with a lower breaking strain in the US than Europe.

    I would guess that 5kg is the European breaking strain where as the IGFA use American breaking strain.

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    Default Re: Braid breaking strain

    Since a bit of reading my theory is, the 6lb is a reference to what Sufix think a mono bs would be for the same diameter.

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    Default Re: Braid breaking strain

    As S63 said I belive this is Sufix's (note - Sufix's) opinion on what an equivalent diameter mono would break at.

    Interestingly just to make it even more confusing I see they also put a PE rating on the spool...someone will correct me but this I belive links back to a very old numbering system that was originally used for rating lines made from silk.

    Well done Sufix. I dont think you could make the question of "how strong is this spool of line I am buying" more confusing if you tried !!!!!

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