37kg Braid breaking at 25kg

Bought some multi coloured Sufix Matrix Pro in 80lb or 37kg which ever you want to call it.

I tested it on my shimano scales 4 times and took it back to the shop as it broke above the bimini twist at 25kg, same again at the shop.

 To me they should be selling this as 25kg line, the guys in the shop seem to think I am a wingger, they have took the braid and are going to ask the Suffix rep about this.

If i wanted it to break at 25 i would of bought 25kg line, I have a 27kg Jig stick so I thought i was buying the right line for it??

Will Black magic 37kg line do the same or Daiwa Tournament Accu Depth PE8?? 

If so no worries, seems like false advertising to me and I just want to get what I pay for.

Any comments would be great

Thank you

 

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Braids

Tue, 2008-12-02 21:14

Alot of your braids will break 20-30% less than what is said on the packaging. Don't ask me why..

Sufix braid are in my opion the weakest braids on the market..

The only PE braid in which i am happy with the strength is Varivas Big One...

 

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Cabella's

Tue, 2008-12-02 21:27

 

I run Cabellas (out of the USA) multi coloured braids on a couple of my reels and find they break about 10 to 35 % above stated , my 14 lb breaks at 22lb at the bimini , my Varivas PE8 breaks at 92 lb and the PE5 breaks at around 70 lb. I have power pro 8 lb on my freshwater reels and they break at around 10 lb , the 10 lb fluro breaks before the braid does, I think you got a shonky batch of braid .

 

I have 30 lb fireline thats 4 years old and that still breaks well over 30 moe like 50 lb.If your looking for a top of the range braid for jigging look at the Varivas Tuna braid fantastically thin for the strength, PE5 rated at 72 lb and PE 8 rated at 114 lb.

 

What reel are you loading this line onto , spin or overhead??

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I use a Shimano Saragosa

Tue, 2008-12-02 21:50

I use a Shimano Saragosa 18000 spin reel, on a blue water 37kg Ugly Stick.

 What shop sells Cabellas or Varivas? where do you buy it?

 Sufix is a joke

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You think braid will break

Tue, 2008-12-02 22:02

You think braid will break at its stated breaking strain....think again. The stated breaking strain is the maximum breaking strain achievable from the line, NOT a consistant breaking strain. If you are breaking the braid above your bimini, it maybe how you tie your bimini. More than 90% of the time, when a bimini knot is used, the weakest part of that line is about 5-10cm above the knot. When you do the twist and then pull it over itself it creates alot of friction there, hence weakened spot and line breakage. I just wet the twisted part before I pull it over itself. Braid is very unforgiving sometimes. Breaking strain can vary alot depending on how U use it.

If you still want a 37kg BS line, then I suggest you get 100lb braid or PE 8 high powered braid, such as Varivas Avani Big One, GT Max and GT SMP. All very expensive but average breaking strain is alot better.

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FYI....We dont sell Varivas

Tue, 2008-12-02 23:56

FYI....We dont sell Varivas so Im not speaking biasly here. Just an experienced observation and Ive used alot of different braid myself for the last 8yrs.

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I see why your the manager

Tue, 2008-12-02 22:07

I see why your the manager of a tackle shop Honsu, thats great advice.

Thank you

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No problemo, I try to help

Tue, 2008-12-02 23:56

No problemo, I try to help out where I can.

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Varivas =

Wed, 2008-12-03 21:02

Varivas = Win.
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Have you got it in stock at

Fri, 2008-12-05 16:00

Have you got it in stock at gotone brody? whats the spool price for the 37kg?

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