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Old 06-29-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

Found 1.6mm nylon weedtrimmer line in our garden shop and it looks exactly like the stuff they sell in the shops for 3x the price. I bought 30m, but won't have the chance to test anytime soon. My understanding is that both, Mono and weedtrimmer line are made from nylon, so they surely come from the same spool/company? Has anyone had the same idea and/or any experience?
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

I have not had the same idea... until now. Be interested to see the breaking strength. My guess would be quite low, however. Granted, the trimmer is spinning at high speed when it breaks off, but that stuff breaks easily. I want to say it tends to be more hard and brittle whereas the mono we typically purchase tends to be more soft and supple.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:13 AM   #3
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

Well, I thought it may have even more tensile strength, given it needs to be as abrasive resistant as possible. Think it will have more memory though?
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:50 AM   #4
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

Don't do it trimmer line will break and stretch , it is nowhere near as good as quality mono .

Use good mono you can get a 5# coil for $50
http://blueoceantackle.com/commercia.../monofilament/
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:36 AM   #5
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

Thanks Phil. That looks like the ticket, but won't get it in my neck of the woods. Not going to risk loosing a shaft with the line.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:27 AM   #6
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

Thanks for the link Phil, I've been paying a lot more per foot buying black outrigger mono from Basspro.
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

Alot of different trimmer/ weed wacker lines you can buy... some suck as spearfishing mono, other's are great. You don't want to buy one that's too stiff. I've been using a specific brand of 1.6mm weedwacker on all my guns for the past 2 years with no issues whatsoever
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:47 PM   #8
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Re: Weedtrimmer line for Mono?

so what's the brand? I've got a noname reel in light green and one called Red from "Oregon".
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