International Fishing line specs confusion!

This is something that is currently driving me nuts - Trying to buy some J-Braid 80lb here in Australia at the moment as its on runout in prep for their new J-Braid Grand but unfortunately its out of stock everywhere so decided to look in the UK and WOW things get confusing! Australian J-Braid Specs are-
J-BRAID CHARTREUSE PE8 - 38kg/80lb / 0.43mm
Ok great, thats what ill look for.. but only if it could be so easy! Euro specs for 79lb (yeah 79??)
PE6 - 37kg/79lb / 0.35mm
Almost 0.1mm smaller?? really? So ok lets look at the next weight up 103lb
PE8 - 46.5kg/103lb / 0.42mm
Whoa.. So the 103lb is 0.01mm thinner that the australian 80lb??

I just have no idea what all this means! Surely its the same line from the same damn factory..... 

Anyone have any thoughts of whats going on? All I want is some damn 80lb line!


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It's a problem with braid

Tue, 2018-11-06 09:36

Actually a couple of problems...

First, there are no agreed standards on how to rate braid.

Second, unlike mono line, manufacturers have extreme difficulty in producing braid that breaks consistently at a given rating.  

Unless you plan on using it for game fishing where you have to conform to GFAA/IGFA rules, then I wouldn't worry about it.  Buy whatever is closest to what you think you need.

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Plenty of original JBraid in New Zealand

Tue, 2018-11-06 11:52

Just about all I saw in stores I visited over the last couple of weeks 

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 How much you chasing?

Tue, 2018-11-06 12:27

 How much you chasing?

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 Was wanting to get a 1500m

Thu, 2018-11-08 12:32

 Was wanting to get a 1500m spool

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 Of the multicolour one

Thu, 2018-11-08 12:32

 Of the multicolour one

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 I got one from bluewater

Mon, 2018-11-12 09:24

 I got one from bluewater joondalup

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

BM294

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 Anglers warehouse has

Tue, 2018-11-06 16:25

 Anglers warehouse has shitloads of it 

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1500m spool

Thu, 2018-11-08 12:49

 Sorry I should have been more specific in that im after a 1500m Multicoloured spool

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Thu, 2018-11-08 12:59
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 Thanks Alan, That exact link

Fri, 2018-11-09 10:43

 Thanks Alan, That exact link is on my watch list but its sold out.. otherwise it would be sitting in my reel already!

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Braid

Sat, 2018-11-10 13:10

 G'day mate,

Give Brian a call at Compleat Angler in Nedlands, he will source it for you!

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