Braid/Fishing Line Diameter

aznboy619

Not a Newbie
Apr 25, 2006
543
361
Alhambra
Name
Victor
Boat
None
I had nothing better to do on some days and made this list. I hope it can help some of you who are wondering about the MM and Inches of the lines listed. For the Braid Diameter I do not recall who shares it with me but here you go for your view . Feel free to give me other information and I will update the files.


 

tuner

pysgotwyr
May 24, 2006
1,347
881
Huntington Beach
Name
Steve
Boat
260 Mackinaw
The Suffix 832 diameters for 20lb and 30lb are incorrect, they are 0.23 and 0.29mm respectively.
 

aznboy619

Not a Newbie
Apr 25, 2006
543
361
Alhambra
Name
Victor
Boat
None
The Suffix 832 diameters for 20lb and 30lb are incorrect, they are 0.23 and 0.29mm respectively.

I am unable to edit the braid diameter one as it was shared with me to view and I do not got edit power to that
 

Rockets

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 5, 2017
160
7
San Diego
Name
David
Boat
None
If you need that braid spreadsheet updated, let me know.

I updated the suffix 832

 
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stephen campbell

aka "Soup"
Jul 7, 2016
393
622
74
oro valley az
Name
Stephen Campbell
Boat
S/V Bluechablis Valiant 40
I have been thru this on here before. How are hollow braid diameters measured? Give it a try yourself at home. In a micrometer one is measuring the O squashed flat, so? I never found a way to measure that in any way correlated to mfg's specs. Or try my way, every time you get new line save a sample labeled, then another sample after it has been fished a while. Sure I can tell 100# to 200# by comparison but throw in 80# JB fished or new and ya have a puzzle.
 

tuner

pysgotwyr
May 24, 2006
1,347
881
Huntington Beach
Name
Steve
Boat
260 Mackinaw
I have been thru this on here before. How are hollow braid diameters measured? Give it a try yourself at home. In a micrometer one is measuring the O squashed flat, so? I never found a way to measure that in any way correlated to mfg's specs. Or try my way, every time you get new line save a sample labeled, then another sample after it has been fished a while. Sure I can tell 100# to 200# by comparison but throw in 80# JB fished or new and ya have a puzzle.
Measure the diameter with the line under tension. The weave forces the cross section to be round.
 

yessokk

Luck favors the well prepared.
Sep 18, 2006
1,117
1,447
Costa Mesa, Cailf
Name
Walt
Boat
11 ft Sears W/Duel 5.2hp
Nice work Anzboy, useful information.
As a point of information.
The entire chart above is in Millimeters. To convert into inches
Multiply the mm by .0394
e.g. Sufix 832 30# is .230 mm
.230mm X .0394 = .00906 in.

8 = the number of strands
32 = pics per inch

Walt
 

stephen campbell

aka "Soup"
Jul 7, 2016
393
622
74
oro valley az
Name
Stephen Campbell
Boat
S/V Bluechablis Valiant 40
OK turner, how much tension? Does this give a measurement that has any comparison to mfg specs? I find it doesn't, but it does give a # that provides a DUI reference if done with a controlled tension and a correctly identified sample.