Seagaur also manufacture Grand Max which is not only more expensive but unfortunately, also has a red label.Anyone might think they are trying to confuse us.
Yes its grand max, it has a red label or is there another lol. Either way it done me well I had a couple of overwintered fish on it last night.
What Col said about Grand Max is consistent with my experience from last season. I had 9.5lb line breakages which I think were due to 2 fish on at once (nymphs). I put it down to there being more fish about (Grafham stocked fish during the lockdown last year, so when it opened there were lots of fish and they went like trains = more 2 fish hook ups that broke me). I decided to try stronger Grandmax, bought a spool but then lost it somewhere - got annoyed, and decided to try G3 as it was less than half the price. Using 10lb G3 solved the problem, and didn’t affect catch rates so I stuck with it and didn’t get round to trying stronger Grandmax. But I hadn’t realised Grandmax was known for being susceptible to 2 ups / smash takes.Just be aware that these lines have different degrees of pre-stretching to them to put them into the 'double-strength' category of lines. The slow dead-weight breaking strain is higher for the pre-stretched lines, diameter by diameter, but at the cost of them being more brittle when it comes to sudden shock - such as will happen if you get a 2's-up or a so-called 'smash-take'. Looking at the quoted figures, Airflo G3 is in between Grand Max and Red Label. (Bear in mind that if you take a precision micrometer to them, you quickly find that almost none of the quoted figures are accurate!)
It's best to use them going by the diameter, rather than the quoted breaking strain (so really, you need a good micrometer to be sure of what that is)
Seaguar Red Label 6 lb = 0.205 mm
Airflo G3 7 lb = 0.19 mm
Seaguar Grand Max 7.5 lb = 0.185 mm
So, you need to avoid any nasty shocks when using Grand Max.
Was a bit concerned having recently stocked up on 4 spools of G3 from Gary Evans. 1 x 6lbs, 1 x 7lbs and 2 x 8lb. I have now tested them all and am happy with the results so far, despite the sore hands. I'll keep a close lookout for problems when I start using regularly in a few weeks.
Red Label is a softer flourocarbon in 0.16mm than g3.Bought g3 a while back & it's like stiff cheese wire.Red label is very good.Shame they don't make it in a lower diameter than 4lb.