Leader breaking strain question/issue (150lb mono breaking between 55lb and 80lb)


Hey guys,

Decided to test my rig making with crimps. I crimped a hook on one end of my mono and a loop on the other in the same way I do to attach a hook to a 3 way swivel. Hooked the scales through the loop and the hook on a metal bar. Each time my rig broke between 55lb and 80lb. Some tests the mono broke in the middle not at either crimp which I think eliminates bad crimping?

Can anyone shed some light as to why it breaks so easily when it states 150lb on the Jinkai leader (which I bought yesterday) and 120lb on my black magic leader. 
 

Cheers 
Cameron 

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 Sounds like a bad batch

Sun, 2015-06-07 15:30

 Sounds like a bad batch

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Yep

Sun, 2015-06-07 16:27

and Jinkai is renowned for it.

Stopped buying it years ago after hearing of similar issues. 

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Cheers, what brands do you

Sun, 2015-06-07 18:09

Cheers, what brands do you guys use?

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Personally

Sun, 2015-06-07 20:41

found Black Magic to be more reliable along with Schnider.

Also found the penn 10x leader to be good also. 

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 yup black magic 

Sun, 2015-06-07 20:44

 yup black magic 

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Black magic 540lb deep blue

Fri, 2015-07-03 19:48

Black magic 540lb deep blue is the gooooo for main then 300lb for hooks and 100lb for sinker

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 Have also found flurocarbon,

Sun, 2015-06-07 17:04

 Have also found flurocarbon, well some break at the knots.

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supple leaders.

Sun, 2015-06-07 22:02

 Supple leaders like jinkai are soft and can be cut through by what there tied to if knots are used or sometimes cut through themeselves.  No end of dramas with them gt fishin you need to crimp and use the protector sleeve if you want no issues.  To test I tie a hook on with a uni knot and attatch it to something solid. I leave a few meters of leader out  and wear gloves a few wraps of line around them.  A few sharp bounces under decent pressure will usually see the knot fail. Some brands are worse than others.  I only use hard leaders now penn10x  is a good cheap one.

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Thanks for everyones imput.

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:33

Thanks for everyones imput. Ill give the Penn 10x a go and see if I can break it!  
 Does everyone use the black magic tough trace or supple? 

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 supple for me

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:37

 supple for me

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 I use the pink jinkai

Fri, 2015-07-03 20:00

 I use the pink jinkai 100-120lb for all my patonoster rigs, I have never had any issues with it at all

also use the 40lb for jig leader.

been using it for years now no probs!!

also use the black majic as well