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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » Line size vs visibility

Line size vs visibility

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1 Line size vs visibility on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:55 pm

Ornery Bob

Ornery Bob
I like to try different stuff so I recently bought some Stren original mono 6 lb test in the clear/blue fluorescent and some Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-braid 8 lb translucent.

The Stren says on the packaging that it has a .22mm diameter and the braid says .15mm diameter, so the braid is 30% smaller than the Stren, but when you just look at them in your hand, side by side, the braid looks bigger.

It has to be because the braid is more of an opaque white and is reflecting more light. It might be smaller in diameter, but it is definitely more visible.

For me, right now, the issue is line visibility, learning to see those tiny pressure strikes, so it has to be easy to see above water. I'd also like to avoid leaders, and I have a feeling the Stren might fit the bill, but the braid is probably going to need a leader.

Anyway, I was really surprised at how the larger Stren actually appears smaller.

2 Re: Line size vs visibility on Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:03 pm


Team Poseidon
Team Poseidon
I used to use the invisi braid in 6lb for uul fishing with 2' of 4lb fc albright knotted in the end. Great braid, the spiderwire stealth red isn't bad either

3 Re: Line size vs visibility on Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:58 am


Team Poseidon
Team Poseidon
Thanks guys that's good to know keep up the good work cheers

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