Seaguar Threadlock testing

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    A while back I sent Paulus some 80 and 100 pound Seaguar Threadlock for testing. Here are the results with his comments.

    Seaguar Threadlock in 80lb 16st was 0.612mm abs 121.89lb
    Seaguar Threadlock in 100lb 16st was 0.619mm abs 136.10lb
    Seems the only difference between these two is the quality of the fibre.

    I had also sent some Torotamer.
    Torotamer 40 pound 8 strand was 0.451mm abs 57.01lb
     
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    Thank you for posting the results.
     
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    Interesting that these braids tested out substantially above their rating. Conventional wisdom is that braid tests at close to its rating, while non-tournament mono tests much higher.

    Does the conventional wisdom need to be revised?
     
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    Your conventional wisdom may be out of date. For example, many have said that 60# JB hollow breaks at 90#. JB 80 hollow also breaks at more like 120# or so. Check out Just Paulus Fishing for lots more results.
     
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    Thanks for the results.

    Seaguar Threadlock in 80lb 16st was 0.612mm abs 121.89lb
    Torotamer 40 pound 8 strand was 0.451mm abs 57.01lb

    Looks like Toro Tamer 80lbs would be 0.9mm and break at 114. Thats 0.612mm compared to 0.9mm and 7lbs stronger. Seaguar looks better everyday.
     
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    Sorry to be a clever clogs but from the figures above 80lb toro tamer woud be 0.64 mm (cross sectional area not diamiter should be doubled) still not fantastic though and both are not as good as JB hollow in terms of tensile to diamiter.

    Regards Gary
     
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    I started out using Izor 12st spectra and had no issues, wanted to refresh a few hundred yds and tried Taro Tamer 16st and found it really nice to work with, but was much larger dia, just felt big and fished big, decided to try another. Then came Cortland 16 which was also really nice to work with, but the coating was to slick and I couldn't get it to hold a 6 ft mono insert just using the finger trap, no serves, both Izor and Taro held with a 4 ft insert with no serve. I took the Cortland back. I next tried Seaguar Threadlock, a little different working with it, tighter weave, but with a little practice was not an issue. I really like the feel and the way it fishes, smaller Dia. I now have fished three 16+ day trips with it and really like it, no issues, fishes really well.
    If you study Paulus site and compare, there is a little difference in BS between Izor and JB being a little higher then Seaguar but all are above their listed BS all above 150# for listed 130#and to date I have never broke off a bigger tuna with 100# or 130# spectra, just can't pull that hard. I have never fished JB and have never heard anything but good things about it. All the main spectra's out there do a good job it comes down to what suit your fishing preference. for me Seaguar Treadlock has found a satisfied customer after trying a few different spectra's on the market.
     
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    One thing I got from Paulus' site was that the 80 and 100 Threadlock are thicker than JB and have a higher breaking strength. The 130 Threadlock on the other hand is thinner than JB or Izor and has a little bit lower breaking strength. Thinner line = more on the reel as has been confirmed by many using this new line. For me when its time to re-spool my big stuff, Threadlock 130 is plenty strong enough and being thinner allows more line which is good so I'll give it a try. For 100, I'm sticking with JB as it is plenty strong enough but being thinner allows more on the reel.
     
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    I don't see any Threadlock references on Paulus's site, which is excellent!
     
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    It's listed under Seaguar hollow. Only the 130 is listed. The 80 and 100 I sent him aren't listed yet as he is rebuilding the site.
     

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