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Old 04-28-2007, 04:29 AM
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Braids and Equivalent Mono Diameter

Sufix Performance Braid

6 / 2 lb.
10 / 4 lb.
20 / 6 lb.
30 / 8 lb.
50 / 12 lb.
65 / 17 lb.
80 / 20 lb.
100 / 25 lb.
130 / 40 lb.

Berkley Fire Line braid
- ultra low stretch
14/6 Lb.
20/8 Lb.
30/12 Lb.

Berkley Big game
30/8 Lb.
50/12 Lb.
65/15 Lb.
80/17 Lb.
100/20 Lb.
130/30 Lb.
200/50 Lb.

Spider Wire stealth

20/6 Lb.
30/8 Lb
50/12 Lb.
65/15 Lb.
80/17 Lb.
100/20 Lb.

Spider-Wire original Braid
60/12 Lb.
20/6 Lb.
10/4 Lb.

P-Line's Spectrex IV

Stren® Super Braid Fishing Line

14/4 Lb.
20/6 Lb.
30/8 Lb.
40/10 Lb.
50/12 Lb.
65/17 Lb.
80/20 Lb.


Power Pro
US Sizes

SIZE (lb.) DIAMETER (in) ~ Mono Equivalent
8 / 1
10 / 2
15 / 4
20 / 6
30 / 8
40 / 10
50 / 12
65 / 16
80 / 18
100 / 20
150 / 30
200 / 50
250 / 80

Ande
Braid Mono
8 / 1
10 / 2
15 / 4
20 / 6
30 / 8
50 / 12
80 / 20
125 / 25

Western Filament Tuf Line

15 lb / 4 lb mono
20 lb / 6
30 lb / 8
50 lb / 12
65 lb / 16
80 lb / 18
100 lb / 20
130 lb / 30
150 lb / 40
200 lb / 50

Yozuri Hybrid
Yo-Zuri Hybrid molecularly bonds fluorocarbon and nylon during an exclusive, patented extrusion process. The result is a denser line that is tougher, more sensitive and more resistant to cuts and nicks through the entire diameter of the line.
Its breaking strength is stronger than mono but the diameter is similar. For example for more reel capacity you would use 12 or 15 pound test if you wanted 20 pound strength.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Braid and Mono Equivalents

Jim,

Some of those numbers are off

There's no way that Stealth is the same thickness as Suffix, Stealth is much thicker.

I know for fact that Ande 30# is 6# diameter not 8#

Actually if you look at the numbers all the braids have the same exact diameters. That can't be right.
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Ok Suds Ill double check.

Berkley Big Game 65 = 15 Lb.
Stealth 65 = 15
Power Pro 65 = 16
Sufix Braid 65 = 17
Stren Super Braid 65 = 17
Ande
Suds you would know for sure on the Ande. Those numbers are apparantly for eqivalent premium mono to braid.
No specs listed for the braid
http://www.andemonofilament.com/product8.htm
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Default Re: Braid and Mono Equivalents

I really appreciate your taking the time to post this! I've been thinking about it all day but didn't do a search.

I've been loading some new AVET reels between clients at my veterinary clinic and was trying to decide just what size mono was the equivalent: 65# Power Pro/16# mono.

Thanks again!!

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i have a penn 965 i was thinking on using 30 lbs pp braid .would this work or lighter thanks
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Has anyone tried the new Spiderwire Stealth in higher test? I am just learning how to cast a convench reel and I need a thicker diameter line and don't want to use mono. I was thinking about getting the new 150# Stealth since it appears to have a 32# mono equivalent. Not sure if this is total overkill but I think I would have fewer backlashes using the thick braid...
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I've used Stealth on my Abu for a while now, but in 65lb test. I think 150 is total overkill. When it comes to casting conventional with braid, there is no substitute for practice
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Yes, I agree Jake. I use braid on my Abu's and Newell's for casting and 50-65# braid is more than enough.
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I just got an avet sx-mc reel, I'm wondering if 65# would work on this reel, the max drag is only 14 pounds - so what do I set the drag, do I use the mono equivalint of 15 pounds?
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