GUIDE TO LINE BREAKING STRAINS

GUIDE TO LINE BREAKING STRAINS

by Angling Times |

Match anglers often refer to the lines they use in diameters, rather than breaking strain, which can be confusing to some.

They use this terminology when talking about the thickness of the high-tech lines they use, mostly when pole-fishing.

So, to help you understand each line's true strength we have compiled a list showing the most commonly used line diameters and their average relative breaking strains...

Line diameter Average breaking strain

0.06mm 12oz

0.07mm 1lb 2oz

0.08mm 1lb 12oz

0.09mm 2lb

0.10mm 2lb 6oz

0.11mm 2lb 14oz

0.12mm 3lb 4oz

0.14mm 4lb 12oz

0.16mm 5lb 10oz

0.18mm 6lb 8oz

0.20mm 7lb 12oz

0.22mm 9lb

0.24mm 10lb 4oz

0.26mm 11lb 6oz

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