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  1. #1001

    Default Re: Understanding Mono

    The reduction in strength by water absorption is nylon (most say about 10%) is reversible, And that's in the OP.

    Most report Maxima to be over-strength, so I'd guess that a reduction of 10% is likely to keep it within the label rating.

    The degredation of nylon by water that you were talking about I assumed to be progressive and permanent, like that caused by UV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed_t View Post
    Stroft report a reduction in strength after 1 h in 20c water for all their nylons. Why would maxima be different?
    Test it I can't see why your results would differ from mine.
    Personally I don't rate stroft abr I can't get anymore than 4.5lbs from 6.7lb and 0.16 is actually 0.18.

    Maxima 4lb is 0.18 and it breaks around 4.4lb but doesn't suffer the shock issues of low diameter nylon.

    Al
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    Can't understand why peeps just don't use Maxima - we all know it's the best allround line, some people like to think other lines give an advantage but would still catch using good ole Max.

  4. #1004

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee71 View Post
    Can't understand why peeps just don't use Maxima - we all know it's the best allround line, some people like to think other lines give an advantage but would still catch using good ole Max.
    Well, just to give you one "for example" out of many "for examples", you can't do the "gradually submarining hogs" on Maxima, the way you can do them on fluoro. Then there is the 30 years of fishing stillwater dries on low-diameter nylon and being able to hang on to fish that run 50 yards on 0.14 and 0.16 mm line. And, as I have tried to say several times now, there are the days when two boat partners are trying to fish the same flies on the same fly line, using the same retrieve... and one is catching and the other isn't... until the one that isn't changes from nylon to fluoro.

    But each to his own. The big big take home in all of this is to keep an open mind to what other people have been finding with their fishing, and not be blinkered about one's own little corner of the world.

    Col

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    Well, I for one am in the "tools for jobs" bracket. Same as everything else, you can put a screw in with a hammer but can't put a nail in with a mortice gauge.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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