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There have been numerous discussions regarding strength/diameter of various tippet brands. Micrometers have been used to determine actual diameters, spring balances to test breaking strains, but has anyone actually measured the total amount on a spool, 30m, 50m, 100m.....
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Good point Taffy.

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There have been numerous discussions regarding strength/diameter of various tippet brands. Micrometers have been used to determine actual diameters, spring balances to test breaking strains, but has anyone actually measured the total amount on a spool, 30m, 50m, 100m.....


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Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

I've just measured a (supposedly) 100 mtr spool of Fluorocarbon.

It was 1.5 centimetres short. I was totally horrified and appalled.

I have reported this to trading standards.



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Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

regardless of specified length, it is always half the length needed to make one more leader when it runs out
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I've just measured a (supposedly) 100 mtr spool of Fluorocarbon.

It was 1.5 centimetres short. I was totally horrified and appalled.

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Was this measured warm or cold Douglas?

I always measure things warm. They are usually longer then!



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regardless of specified length, it is always half the length needed to make one more leader when it runs out
Well just use that bit for droppers when ya bought another spool.
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