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As so many lines labelled the same behave very differently, we suggest buying line by diameter rather than by the breaking strain on the label.

For weed and snag free situations …
We recommend lines of between 0.33 and 0.35mm. These will usually break between 16 and 18lb.

For waters with snags and heavy weed …
Thicker lines of between 0.35 and 0.40mm will have better abrasion resistance and be stronger, usually breaking between 20 and 22lb.

For distance casting …
Lower diameter lines of 0.25 to 0.30mm generally enable longer casts and will usually break between 10 and 15lb.

Remember that …
diameter and breaking strain do not give the complete picture. Cost, suppleness, abrasion resistance and value for money should also be considered, and it should be realised that generally fluorocarbons don’t break at breaking strains as high as monofilament at the same diameter, and braids generally break at higher breaking strains.

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