The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association published the results of random line testing at EFTTEX 2005 in Warsaw. The tests were carried out following warnings to manufacturers of monofilament line earlier in the year that they would take place and that results may be published.

Displaying the results on a large whiteboard in the centre hall at EFTTEX had the desired effect. Hundreds of visitors, exhibitors and press representatives studied the board carefully and enquired about the nature of the testing at the line test stand.

“We want to bring this project forward,” Lelio Nahum, EFTTA President, commented. “EFTTA introduced the line testing project in order to alert the industry to get their act together and to convince all companies to correctly label their monofilament spools. We are very pleased with the international support that we have received from some of the leading line manufacturers. In the last year alone, EFTTA could award nearly 50 line test logos to correctly labelled monofilament lines. We still face reluctance from many companies though, particularly those from Southern Europe and France. By displaying the results of the random tests we carried out this year, we want to draw everybody’s attention to our project. We also hope that this will help to get our message across to the consumers.”

A full list of lines that were tested by EFTTA is published below. Most of these lines would fail the EFTTA approved logo as their results are outside the +/-10% variance that EFTTA allows for both the diameter and breaking strength results.

 

Tested  Line

Stated  diameter

Actual  diameter

Stated  breaking strength

Actual  breaking strength

Antares  Silk Shock

0.20mm

0.202mm

4.25kg

3.61kg

 Rapala  Tough Monofilament

0.25mm

0.255mm

4.5kg

4.748kg

Anaconda  Extreme

0.22mm

0.247mm

6.4kg

4.16kg

Falcon  Planet

0.20mm

0.216mm

6.35kg

3.70kg

Siglon  Premium

0.20mm

0.212mm

4.4kg

3.59kg

Fox  Warrior

0.35mm

0.357mm

5.44kg

7.559kg

Falcon  Prestige

0.22mm

0.216mm

6.65kg

3.68kg

Colmic Fendrel

0.30mm

0.313mm

12.1kg

7.97kg

Tubertini  Tatanka

0.26mm

0.277mm

9.30kg

5.86kg

Teklon  Gold

0.30mm

0.303mm

10.6kg

6.98kg

Seaguar

0.26mm

0.28mm

6.2kg

5.23kg

Trabucco  Super Elite

0.16mm

0.151mm

5.1kg

2.31kg

Daiwa  Tournament

0.31mm

0.305mm

5.44kg

7.064kg

Grauvell  Bionix

0.40mm

0.404mm

10.9kg

9.608kg

Masterline  Mariner

0.43mm

0.429mm

8.16kg

11.678kg

 

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