As fishermen we all have our favorite brand of line, and often become extremely loyal towards the brand. But have you ever wondered how your favorite brand compares to some of the others? Most lines say they break at a certain poundage, but just how accurate are those? Unless you’re chasing world records with certified line, there really is no standard for companies to rate their fishing lines. In fact most try and make their line look better by making them thicker than the stated diameter, and thus breaking at a much higher poundage than listed.
Luckily for us, one member of the online fishing community has tested most of the popular lines out there. Vincent Hawkins, aka VHawk on the fishing boards, tested multiple samples of lines in the 8 to 10 pound test range. He based the tests off of actual diameter, instead of listed breakage strength, to get an actual look at breaking strength versus line diameter aka PSI.
In his own words…Read More Here