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    Default Leader technical problem.

    Back in 2006 I needed to find a line that reliably broke at 17 lbs. Not the 17 lb test they stick on the spool, but in reallity RIGHT at 17 lbs. I don't remember what line it was that I used. I found a graph on the web that had real breaking strengths for a ton of lines, but can't find the site anymore. I also don't remember what line it was I used. My real problem is I need a reliable 17 lb. line again. Do any of you know where that stinking graph is hiding? I'd also settle for the line name and size. (It was rated at 10 or 12 or something)

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    Default Re: Leader technical problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Back in 2006 I needed to find a line that reliably broke at 17 lbs. Not the 17 lb test they stick on the spool, but in reallity RIGHT at 17 lbs. I don't remember what line it was that I used. I found a graph on the web that had real breaking strengths for a ton of lines, but can't find the site anymore. I also don't remember what line it was I used. My real problem is I need a reliable 17 lb. line again. Do any of you know where that stinking graph is hiding? I'd also settle for the line name and size. (It was rated at 10 or 12 or something)
    I am not sure about a graph but I would venture a guess that the line brand was Ande. It is IGFA approved that it will break at the specified pound test. Especially the tournament grade.

    Ande Monofilament

    I hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Leader technical problem.

    Nope, not ANDE. I almost exclusively use ANDE. They don't make a 17. They make a 16, but that won't work. It was something like Maxima or P-Line. It was 10 or 12 lb, but they always over test. One line over tests every time at 17. Just can't remember what line it was and I have to many lines in the tackle room to narrow it down by what I have.

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    Default Re: Leader technical problem.

    try "excalibur silver thread 14#"





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    Default Re: Leader technical problem.

    I know you already said "not ande", but I would guess Ande Backcountry 15#.

    That stuff's tough.
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    Default Re: Leader technical problem.

    Maybe you're thinking of the Japanese line Varivas

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