This is a continuation of another post about line. It was a nasty rainy day today, so I decided to take my wifes check book and go buy several different spools of line at Wal-Mart to test them for break strength like I did with some lines yesterday. $60 later (yes, I'm in the doghouse now), here are the results: Same criteria as before in the other post. 4lb Stren Original--average break of 4lbs 6lb Stren Original--average break of 5lbs 10lb Stren Original--average break of 11lbs (both clear and clear blue) 12lb Trilene Big Game--average break of 10lbs 15lb Trilene Big Game--average break of 19lbs 20lb Trilene Big game--average break of 18lbs 14lb Silver Thread AN40--average of 12lbs (I really like the line, so I tried it again). Oh well. My little Shimano scale only goes up to 20lb readings, I'd guess that it bottoms out at about 25lbs. For the heavier line, I tied it to a 25lb barbell and tried to lift off the floor using the line looped around a piece of broom handle. 30lb Bass Pro Excel--broke before the weight came off the floor 30lb Trilene Big Game--lifted it off the floor, so it's got more than 25lb strength I guess that I need to get a bigger scale..... I should also note that not one of my knots slipped or broke during any of the tests. Anyway, once again, it seems to me that Stren is the consistent performer. I couldn't believe that the Big Game lines didn't even meet their ratings, except for the 15lb test. Guess which line is going back to Wal-Mart tomorrow?