Line testing

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by Ohio_River_Rat, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    For my little brothers science fair project i tested the strength of different fishing lines. I used 20lb line so i could get my folks to buy me some line i could use. I used a digital berkly scale to test a 30Inch leader with Palomar knots tied to swivels. The tightline is the cheap BassPro offshore angler brand I really liked the feel of the trilene XT but it lost alot of strength when wet and it was really stretchy when wet. After this project my decision to use was the Berkly Big Game and its a good thing to cause its the line i have on all my reels. I thought should pass on this info although im not sure how reliable it is. Oh yah i soaked the line in room temperature for 30minutes.



    Test performed ANDE BIG GAME TRILENE XT CAJUN TIGHTLINE

    Dry test 1 (LB. oz) 21.80 22.14 28.14 15.06 17.15
    Dry test 2 18.80 26.04 28.02 19.11 18.09
    Dry test 3 18.10 21.01 24.00 17.09 17.03
    Dry test 4 17.14 25.14 24.13 17.05 19.00
    Avg of dry tests 18.96 23.58 26.07 17.08 17.82


    Wet test 1 17.00 20.09 18.11 17.07 18.11
    Wet test 2 17.02 19.03 17.00 17.03 16.14
    Wet test 3 17.07 19.05 18.14 17.02 17.01
    Wet test 4 19.02 22.50 20.07 16.05 17.05
    Avg of wet tests 17.53 20.17 18.33 16.79 17.08

    Amt of stgh lost 1.43 3.42 7.74 0.29 0.74
     
  2. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    sorry here mabey this chart is better

    Test performed ANDE BIG GAME TRILENE XT CAJUN TIGHTLINE

    Dry test 1 21.80 22.14 28.14 15.06 17.15
    Dry test 2 18.80 26.04 28.02 19.11 18.09
    Dry test 3 18.10 21.01 24.00 17.09 17.03
    Dry test 4 17.14 25.14 24.13 17.05 19.00
    Avg of dry 18.96 23.58 26.07 17.08 17.82

    Wet test 1 17.00 20.09 18.11 17.07 18.11
    Wet test 2 17.02 19.03 17.00 17.03 16.14
    Wet test 3 17.07 19.05 18.14 17.02 17.01
    Wet test 4 19.02 22.50 20.07 16.05 17.05
    Avg of wet 17.53 20.17 18.33 16.79 17.08

    Amt__ lost 1.43 3.42 7.74 0.29 0.74
     

  3. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Good tests RiverRat thanks for the info
     
  4. Ulizth

    Ulizth New Member

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    Good testing. I personally have always liked the big game or the ande
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Just proves that my favorite line Berkly Biggame is one of the best..And Cajon is not that good.....Good post!
     
  6. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Huh seems to me cajan is more consistant then the others. It also beats them in the wet test. Unless #4 is not cajan....To bad big game. Interesting test though. I do have a question... did you win the science fair?
     
  7. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    Cajun was #3, or looks like it was anyways. But even so, it does look more consistant to me than most of the others. The only one that really beat it was Ande, and thats a saltwater line. Big game beat it by a little, but not that much.

    This is actually a good idea. I think I might have to try it using a higher test with all of them. That could be another thing that makes a difference. The strength might go up exponentially as the diameter increases. Its a possibility, but only science will tell.