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   Old Thread  #20 13 Sept 2021 at 3.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I will stick with E∙S∙P Syncro XT
taken from tacklebox tests.


12lb breaks at 15.75lb 0.33mm actual 0.31mm
15lb breaks at 21.75lb 0.37mm actual 0.35mm
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   Old Thread  #19 12 Sept 2021 at 6.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Here are the breaking strains for CM70 and CM90 taken from tacklebox tests.

Berkley Connect CM70
12lb - breaks at 17.07lb 0.34mm, actual 0.32mm
15lb - breaks at 21.03lb 0.38mm, actual 0.37mm

Berkley Connect CM90
12lb - breaks at 15.27lb 0.34mm, actual 0.33mm
15lb - breaks at 19.29lb 0.38mm, actual 0.35mm


Best not to over estimate this....


For the record as GR60 has been mentioned..

Gardner GR60
12lb - breaks at 17.76lb 0.35mm, actual 0.34mm
15lb - breaks at 20.36lb 0.40mm, actual 0.39mm

So, for best breaking strength for a 15lb spool the CM70 wins. GR60 is likely to have the best abrasion resistant due to thicker diameter.

https://www.tacklebox.co.uk/pdfs/line_tests_issue12g.pdf
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   Old Thread  #18 9 Sept 2021 at 2.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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2 spools of 0.38 15lb arrived today
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   Old Thread  #17 8 Sept 2021 at 2.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good to know, hopefully got a spool of .38 arriving this week
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   Old Thread  #16 5 Sept 2021 at 10.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
As with all lines, ignore the BS and go by the diameter. Iíve used the .38 rated as 15lb in the UK. Will clearly break much higher than 15lb but does behave well for a .38 line and I found it to be tough and cast pretty well for a heavy-ish mono
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   Old Thread  #15 5 Sept 2021 at 6.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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0.28mm 8lb actual 14lb
0.30mm 10lb actual 16lb
0.34mm 12lb actual 21lb
0.38mm 15lb actual 24lb
0.40mm 18lb actual 27lb
0.45mm 20lb actual 34lb

Stated breaking strains are all over the place and confusion is everywhere. I checked mine and it's the 0.38mm / 15lb. It's fantastic line.
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   Old Thread  #14 5 Sept 2021 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine was on mussel beds and it got destroyed by them and the gr didn't
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   Old Thread  #13 5 Sept 2021 at 2.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No, I'm not looking at the US site, I'm going by berkleys uk site, but here begins the problems as I suspect angling direct and lots of people wrongly go by the "diameter of" that is also stated on the spools.


https://berkley-fishing.co.uk/products/connect-cm90-1410157

Like these.........



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   Old Thread  #12 5 Sept 2021 at 1.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agreed fantastic abrasion qualities in my experience, heavy weed, or Norfolk reeds in 15lb no line damage at all
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   Old Thread  #11 5 Sept 2021 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can anyone advise if the .30mm / 16lb is a reliable breaking strain rather then over rated (not as strong as 16lb)?

I was a little dubious of the diameter so went with the .34mm but that's supposedly 21lb


You are looking at the US site. They rate their lines differently to here in the UK. Try looking at a UK site like (for example)

https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/berkley-connect-cm90-mono
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   Old Thread  #10 5 Sept 2021 at 1.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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compared to the gr60 on my other spools it didnt even come close

Well I fish in waters with a lot of Norfolk reeds. The CM90 isn't touched by them at all where other lines I have tried get rather frizzy. My experience - can't comment on yours.
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   Old Thread  #9 5 Sept 2021 at 1.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I found it quite decent apart from for abrasion resistance,compared to the gr60 on my other spools it didnt even come close
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   Old Thread  #8 5 Sept 2021 at 12.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Can anyone advise if the .30mm / 16lb is a reliable breaking strain rather then over rated (not as strong as 16lb)?

I was a little dubious of the diameter so went with the .34mm but that's supposedly 21lb


Ps panander - is that 18lb rated or thickness of 18? Berkley don't list that as an option
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   Old Thread  #7 5 Sept 2021 at 11.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What b.s is everyone liking so much.I tried this line and did not really get on with it,it felt wiry and seemed to stand out in the water

I use it in 8, 15 & 18. Easily the limpest, memory free line I have used. Sinks really well, very abrasion resistant. It certainly doesn't feel wiry to me.

Stand out in the water? So do loads of other lines. It isn't fluorocarbon so isn't invisible (which fluoro is only until it collects floating detritus like any other line)

Just make sure you put it onto your spools the correct way (spool flat in a sink with some water. Wind on a few yards, stop and check the line isn't curling. If it is, turn the spool over).
Terminate the mainline using a Palomar knot and it is bulletproof.
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   Old Thread  #6 5 Sept 2021 at 10.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i liked it in 15lb it does stand out in mid water but i found it sunk very well and a lot better than most other mono's i have used
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