Low Stretch Mono

Ok folks just seeking your recommendations on low stretch mono. I used to use a product called shimano technium which was $40 per 300m but shimano stopped importing because was to $$$ for the local market and no one was buying it.. (if any1 knows where i could find some would be very gratefull) the best line ive used so far

If i could find this again id buy it as it had about 10% stretch which is low for a mono line, had very good abrasion resistance and came in 40lb which is the minimum for me. I need line thats min of 40lb. Braids can have up to 3/5% stretch so effectivley had round the 8% mark which is great.

Any recomendations for line and please dont suggest platypus low stretch as ive used this b4, its hard brittle line and busts at the knots too often for my liking and casting style.................and please dont suggest  braid as its not what im asking for cheers in advance


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stren gold??

Fri, 2011-10-14 11:39

stren gold is lo stretch it is fairly popular.   cheers

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Most braids will actually be

Fri, 2011-10-14 11:42

Most braids will actually be less than 1% stretch. Bionic claims to have 8% stretch. *tries really hard not to recommend braid*


Have you considered linesystems saltwater hard mono? It only has a max of 40lb, but at least theres a 40lb. Good abrasion resistance, low stretch. Also, platypus platinum is low stretch too (thinner than low stretch) but if you didnt like low stretch then maybe you may not like it as well?

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 I used to have platinum

Fri, 2011-10-14 20:18

 I used to have platinum before upgrading to braid. Couldn't fault it really, would have to be one of the thinnest mono's out there. Can't remember having a cast knot in it aswell


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 Just Order Bulk from UK for

Fri, 2011-10-14 11:59

 Just Order Bulk from UK for the technium or go with fishing flurocarbon for spooling, Ebay!

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Fri, 2011-10-14 13:09

gotta go fishing to use it first mate lol

just joking, you going to wagoe?

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have to agree with regards to

Fri, 2011-10-14 13:24

have to agree with regards to the Platypus, I was not impressed, besides busting at the knots under pressure it is not all as abrasive as they say - did not succeed with my slides - or WA's weed factor. I also tried the wasaba range and did not like the feel of the line - very hard.

I used to use Kingfisher giant abrasion 0.55mm which is a good fishing line for the money you pay - dirt cheap and very reliable. 


So far the best heavy mono line IMO has to be;

1. Ultima


2. Sufix Tritanuim


3. Double XX High Abrasion.


(This line is incredibly strong and good on the knots.)





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Thats interesting mate, I

Fri, 2011-10-14 15:29

Thats interesting mate, I have always been happy with platypus low-stretch. Then again in summer im changing my mono every couple of weeks so probably dont let abrasion become an issue.

One thing that has stopped me changing is the strength to diameter ratio, I like to fish 50lb on sliding gear which comes in at .6mm i think in platypus but way thicker in alot of other lines. Do you know what lb breaking strain those other lines are in around .55 or .6?

Might need to try something new this summer just to see if im missing out.


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Howdy mate -Ultima Power

Fri, 2011-10-14 16:47

Howdy mate -

Ultima Power steel only goes up to 35lb;

1. Ultima Power 50lb - 0.70mm

2. Double XX 48lb - 0.57mm

3. Sufix XL Strong 50lb - 0.55mm (there leader lines are awesome)

4. KingFisher 35lb - 0.55mm.

Cheers mate



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Cheers, Reckon I'll give the

Fri, 2011-10-14 16:51

Cheers, Reckon I'll give the Double XX or Suffix a go.


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I like the ultima power

Fri, 2011-10-14 15:50

I like the ultima power steel, even though one time i lost a lure while using it for leader line broke at the albright clean off at the end of the braid.

Two lines i will never touch again as of last year-Berkley trilene sensation and Platypus low stretch nothing but breakages in the low line class, especially when you leave the reel in the car for a whole day in the sun. Only thing both lines needed to do was survive jigging squid jigs had to go for a swim after breaking 3 jigs in a row never again. 


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Thanks for the suggestions

Fri, 2011-10-14 13:32

Thanks for the suggestions lads....ill check out the suggestions mentioned

Rig ya cheeky bugger ill try to make it to wagoe but i cant keep the pinks, and thats what i really go to wagoe for......pink.......see how ill go....the question is are you going



dicey have u got a direct link for the technium handy

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 Have not had the chance to

Fri, 2011-10-14 14:17

 Have not had the chance to do a thorough search just a quick look on ebay but they mostly under 20lb for the carpers.

Another Line i highly recommend thought is schneider klear theres a sale on in bcf atm for them, very abrasion resistant and quite supple feel. 

How many meters are you looking for?


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Fri, 2011-10-14 17:34

I am up at work that weekend 499 as with most of the comps this year, would have been good to go but.

I am a bit surprised some of you guys have had trouble with the lo stretch platypus.  I have been using the 20 and 30lb for years with no trouble whatsoever. 

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Technium is awesome I use 8lb

Fri, 2011-10-14 19:56

Technium is awesome, i got it cos it had very small diameter, I use 8lb on a 4000 series diawa, as for platapus low stretch, I spooled my alvey with it and hate it, Id love to put technium on it, I didnt even think of that! Theres some in italy on ebay called technium surf, guna look into it.


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Rig ive tried the platypus

Sat, 2011-10-15 05:12

Rig ive tried the platypus and its hard brittle and breaks way too often and always at the knots............i use  the same knots in all my other lines but as soon as i tried it on platy line, breakages...........ill never buy it again