I have now been involved with fishing for a few weeks and and so far have only been out once. The rest of the time I have been trying to learn as much as I can from books, magazines, and the internet. Recently I managed to discover how my reels work - Tick!
My next challenge is to sort out what the relationship is between the diameter of monofilament nylon line and its breaking strain. I thought this was simple, but there again, this is the bloke who didn't realise how slippery carp are!
|Why don't manufactures print the breaking strain on the line? Seems madness to me...|
I also found THIS download (272Kb) for a line test carried out by Tackle Box very informative and up to date. This is all very well but why? Why make it so flaming difficult. Am I missing something in my haze of spurious information? For the life of me, I cannot understand why on earth the manufacturers do not add this vital information to the reels of line? If the diameter of the line does not equate directly to the line strength what's the point?
I'm going for a pint!