Power pro breaking strength?
Posted July 09 2009 - 07:21 PM
Posted July 09 2009 - 08:21 PM
Posted July 09 2009 - 08:25 PM
Originally Posted by AmboyAngler
Braided Line Has No Stretch Whatsoever... So make sure that drag is set to a good level. Also, make sure you do not let the line touch the rocks... It will break in an instance
Thanks, I just bought a berkley big game 50lb clear shock leader spool of 275 yards for 12$, will that help out if I add 2-3' to my line? Thats what I see eveyone else doing.
Posted July 10 2009 - 06:15 PM
Also, the knot you tie determines the breaking point of your system. Remember, your system is only as strong as it's weakest link.
Braid breaks at a much higher test than it is rated at because it's knot strength is terrible, so they rate it at an average breaking strain for the knots people tie. See where I am going?
Do not assume that because your 30lb braid breaks at 55lbs, that you have 55lb system. You assuredly do not, or is that knot
If you search a bit online, there are some charts, I think on Salt Water Sportsman, that catalog a number of the breaking tests of the popular mono and braids. This will give you a starting point. You then need to choose your knots for the type of fishing you do, and perfect your knots till they break at their rated percent or above, not under. I typically use 100% knots, and the few knots I use that are not 100% are used in material that is WAY heavier than my weakest link, that it simply does not matter. For instance, a Perfection Loop in fluke rig. It just does not matter. Would I use this knot for the loop in a tuna rig? Not a chance!