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Old 02-16-2010, 05:38 PM
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Default chart of diameters-braid vs mono vs lb test

I see some discussion on reel capacity and braided line vs mono comparisons but no charts. Has anyone seen a chart of line diameter comparisons for braided lines and mono lines based on the same pound test? I know that many of the boxes for braided lines show what the mono lb test equivalent
would be, but a chart would really be handy.
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I found this on another site a while back. Remember, different company's braid is different diameter. Hope this helps.

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

StrenĀ® 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
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:36 PM
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Thanks Capt - This is just what I was looking for. A few years ago I tried some Spider wire and kept braking off when setting the hook. There were other things I didn't like about it as well so I backed off with all of the super lines. I'm back into it again and there have been a lot of improvements. It's kind of nice
to be able to load a reel with a 50lb strength but way less diameter than equivalent mono. Not to mention the casting ability and durability factors.
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Done with mono...with braid I don't set the hook, just start reeling and lift rod tip slowly....circle hooks help....
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For what it's worth. To load my Penn 50W's with 80# power Pro, I bought it in 1500 yard spools pretty cheap. I put a stake in the ground and a smooth ring on it. I backed up 50 yards and set up a chair.

I ran the line though the ring and tied off to the reel. The spool was beside me on a dowel. I marked the line with a dab of paint at the spool and started reeling. When the paint got to the reel I did it again. I did that 7 times then marked the line at the ring and reeled that in.

That got me exactly 750 yards per reel and two reels per spool. I then topped of with about 150 yards of mono. Worked pretty good.
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It's my understanding that mono has to be put on the reel spindle 1st and then the braid line tied to that. Otherwise the braided line will spin on the spindle without traction that the mono provides.
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It's my understanding that mono has to be put on the reel spindle 1st and then the braid line tied to that. Otherwise the braided line will spin on the spindle without traction that the mono provides.
Or one wrap of electrical tape around the spool.
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I recently spooled 2 Penn 50VSW's with 135 hollow Izorline. I first clean the spool and then coat with a thin layer of paraffin, I burnish the paraffin finish. I create a loop splice in the line to be tied to the spool, then wrap twice and tie. I lay the tag end across the spool and and begin spooling taking care to make sure the first layers lay down smooth and tight. I place the bulk spool in my lathe and use the transmission to select the appropriate tension. Just a note, When I was spooling my Daiwa 900H's I bent a reel seat, When I say Tight I mean Tight. I spool all my reels this way and have never had an issue. Last week a bluefin north of Cape Cod Bay took 85% of the spool before I started to recover, and the line slipping never entered my mind.
The smaller solid spectra is much more prone to digging into itself than the heavier hollow.
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This chart may help as well.
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