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    First update:

    1) Provided alternative abbreviation for fluorocarbon. Removed all abbreviations from body of text.
    2) More explanation and clarification of floating and sinking properties. Still require more information on sink rates and uses.
    3) Removed last sentence of conclusion
    4) General trying up
    Last edited by tangled; 21-10-2019 at 01:04 PM.

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    Found a short article that explains 'drawn' monofilament in fairly easy understood terms.

    It explains how drawing nylon - heating and stretching - increases its strength but decreases it's elongation. In other words 'pre-stretched' nylon is strong and thin but less elastic.

    Understanding Drawn Fibers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    Found a short article that explains 'drawn' monofilament in fairly easy understood terms.

    It explains how drawing nylon - heating and stretching - increases its strength but decreases it's elongation. In other words 'pre-stretched' nylon is strong and thin but less elastic.

    Understanding Drawn Fibers
    Yes I think many of use have found that. It snaps more easily when snagged, and a wind knot renders it useless. And they call it double strength!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    What's the different sink rates of various brands of hooks? Or should that require being on a different thread?
    No no, threads are braids and you should never use a thread or braid for a hook length. Stick to mono, or wire.

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    Does anyone have a chemical breakdown for Daz? As I am wondering if Tesco's own washing powder stuns the fish just as effectively at half the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    Does anyone have a chemical breakdown for Daz? As I am wondering if Tesco's own washing powder stuns the fish just as effectively at half the price?
    Only if you hit them with the bottle.

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    I'm gonna try Maxima Chameleon.

    Surely Maxima wouldn't call a line Chameleon if it wasn't capable of changing its colour to match its surroundings.

    On that basis, it must be invisible in water.

    Worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    Found a short article that explains 'drawn' monofilament in fairly easy understood terms.

    It explains how drawing nylon - heating and stretching - increases its strength but decreases it's elongation. In other words 'pre-stretched' nylon is strong and thin but less elastic.

    Understanding Drawn Fibers
    Fibres refers to molecular allignment. See above graph for stroft showing demobstrable transition from bulk to fibre transition.

    Water absorption is a tricky one: a dirty great big PA6 molecule, molecular weight 113 absorbing a bit of water, molecular weight 18, drops in density and swells.

    PA6-6 is MW 226, but half the H2O absorption, give or take.

    Nylon saturated with water will have swelled and have lower density than dry nylon, but greater surface affinity.

    Anyhoo.

    Sack of spuds or something.

    Physical properties | AMILAN™ | TORAY PLASTICS | TORAY

    Nylon and Moisture Absorption | Amco Polymers

    NYLON PLASTIC
    Last edited by ed_t; 21-10-2019 at 10:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki15hp View Post
    I'm gonna try Maxima Chameleon.

    Surely Maxima wouldn't call a line Chameleon if it wasn't capable of changing its colour to match its surroundings.

    On that basis, it must be invisible in water.

    Worth a try.
    Don't know if it still does this...

    On the left, Maxima Chameleon under white light...



    ... and under UV light...



    Not sure why they made it fluoresce green? Maxima Ultragreen is non-fluorescent, by the way.

    For anyone interested, the other 2 that fluoresce there (out of a box of dozens of spools I shone a UV torch on) are Stren Gold (hardly surprising, as it is advertised as being fluorescent) and Riverge Grand Max fluoro.

    Col

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Angler View Post
    Yes I think many of use have found that. It snaps more easily when snagged, and a wind knot renders it useless. And they call it double strength!
    And there's me been using it for all my stillwater dry fly fishing... with total confidence... for the past 30 years. Landed 1000s of fish on it. What was I thinking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed_t View Post

    Nylon saturated with water will have swelled and have lower density than dry nylon, but greater surface affinity.
    Eh? That can't be right. Otherwise it wouldn't sink. No mention of density in your links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post


    And there's me been using it for all my stillwater dry fly fishing... with total confidence... for the past 30 years. Landed 1000s of fish on it. What was I thinking about?
    Ah well, you're the expert Cap.

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