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Fins 40G braid.

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Rod Bender, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used it? Hi peoples, I have already purchased a couple spools of this braid as I have a few reels to spool up. So why am I asking about this braid if I already have it? I purchased it to go on a couple baitcasters. I have other brand braids as well that I will be trying out. I have baitcasters ranging from a Shimano Aldebaran to a Calcutta Conquest as well as cheaper ones. I also have spin reels that need spooling. I am not after suggestions for other options to try but in a nutshell...if someone has first hand experience with 40G and do not think it is that good a braid, I will put it on a cheaper baitcast that may not be used as much. If it is a good braid, it will end up on a reel that will be used frequently. Or if it is suited better for spin reels etc...I am happy to hear people's experiences.
    cheers
    Jim
     
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  2. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    56798231-65CA-4193-B84D-0B9E7469EF00.jpeg Hi Jim, personally I hate braid tried it once on a windy day got a loop on the reel pulled it off till I came to the loop, and it got in a bit of a mess. So I put it in the bin and stayed with my catgut.
    Wally
     
  3. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Wally and Jim. I have never tried it and never will, mono has always worked for me. Cheers, Lyall.
     
  4. Lazyfisher

    Lazyfisher Active Member

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    I think it's pretty good a have one reel with 4 pound and another with 25 pound it's pretty strong line and casts really well knot strength is really good I can't fault it will definitely keep using it
    Cheers mick.
     
  5. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I've got one of my Chronarchs spooled with 25lb 40G for chucking hard body surface lures on barra and it's good line, casts better than Fins Original PRT and holds knots well. I think I read somewhere that the 25lb line breaks up around 60lb, but I'm yet to test it on anything with that pulling power. I can't fault it.

    Jeff
     
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  6. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Lyall and Wally, I still use mono a lot. I believe there are some situations where braid comes into its own. Especially with baitcasters.

    Jeff...when the line was released it came with specs which compared the stated breaking strain to the actual breaking strain! I don't know why they don't use the 'actual' and leave it at that.
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    cheers
    Team Bender
    Spec checker!
     
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  7. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha, I don't like bait casters either, I had two attempts and ended up with the same result as the braid in the photo on this post. That was over 40years ago. I swapped it for a spear with a light attached and leads to a battery on my waist. Had limited success at Barwon Heads on the town side above bridge wading for flounder.
     
  8. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    That might have been the specs I saw a while back and it was the 45lb that broke at around 60lb and not the 25lb. I think the reason they understate the actual breaking strain is so that the line will perform better than stated specs suggest - all part of marketing, I guess. Maybe they should provide both the stated and the actual breaking strains as part of the marketing strategy so that those who are looking for more line capacity can downsize to a lower stated breaking strain with the knowledge that the actual b/s will handle the fish they are targeting.

    Jeff
     
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