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    Default The length & breadth of it.

    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.

    The length & breadth of it.


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    Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

    Good point Taffy.

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    Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Good point Taffy.

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    Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    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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    Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    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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    Was this measured warm or cold Douglas?
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    Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by wobbly face View Post
    Was this measured warm or cold Douglas?

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



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    Default Re: The length & breadth of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by eastangler View Post
    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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