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#1 Kilsong

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

"PE" stands for Polyethylene, the fiver used to make Dyneema and Spectra braided line.
Generally it is safe to say that PE3 is 30 lb and PE5 is 50 lb.
Two lines with the same PE rating will always be the same diameter regardless of different brands.
The breaking strain can vary between different lines of the same diameter.
More strands and a tighter weave result in a rounder, smoother finish and higher breaking strain for the same diameter.

For example, some Japanese PE5 lines' breaking strain is about 50# while YGK Ultra Jigman 8X' PE5's breaking strain is 86# though they are the same diameter.

Here is a diameter table of PE lines.

PE 4 …………………………….. 0.330mm
PE 5 …………………………….. 0.370mm
PE 6 …………………………….. 0.405mm
PE 7 …………………………….. 0.435mm
PE 8 …………………………….. 0.470mm
PE 10 …………………………… 0.520mm
PE 12 …………………………… 0.570mm




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