- Oct 31, 2011
Brand ,size and lenght....
I agree, don’t look at what pound it’s rated at look at diameter. 175# jinkai 150#hi catch 130#diamond are all 1.28mm. Momoi likes to advertise that diamond breaks at 200% of stated line test when they are really just taking 200lb line and labeling it 130#Really w/ mono - outside of liking how it handles, trusting it, the key thing is look at the diameter.
Brands and styles vary on line rating versus diameter. Typically thicker stuff for the # rating will way over-test and thinner stuff breaks closer to it's rating.
With Jinkai the 150# is closer to a 150# break strength, and I like how that handles as well as the heavier versions. But I dislike the lighter versions of Jinkai - I do not use it in anything < 150, has this tendency to turn into what I can only describe as silly string. So I use a different brand for lighter stuff.
200 Diamond. 250yds to start and cut it back to about 200 before replacing.