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hottyscotty

Pe Line Reference Chart

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Does anyone have a reference chart for line diameters given by the Japanese PE rating?

I only have it from PE0.8-PE3.5 from this link

I want to know whats PE0.6 and beyond PE3.5. I've tried googling it but i must be using wrong keywords

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did many looked at this post in a confused state?

well i've finally found out what all that PE number represents. usually ppl would multiply by 10 to get the breaking strain which is wrong. the Japanese uses a number system to measure the diameter of a line. If you look at brands like YGK, PE8 does not mean breaking strain is 80lb, it ranges from 80lb to 113lb. Knowing what the PE number, you can now work out how much line you can put onto your reel. For eg. a Shimano 8000, for a PE4 line you could fit 300m of 50lb Sufix. Simply put, the diameter stays roughly the same but the breaking strain vastly differs.

PE No..mm

0.6...0.128

0.8...0.148

1.0...0.165

1.2...0.185

1.5...0.205

1.7...0.218

2.0...0.235

2.5...0.260

3.0...0.285

3.5...0.310

4.0...0.330

5.0...0.370

6.0...0.405

7.0...0.435

8.0...0.470

10.0...0.520

12.0...0.570

14.0...0.620

16.0...0.660

18.0...0.700

20.0...0.740

22.0...0.780

24.0...0.810

28.0...0.870

i hope this has become useful

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did many looked at this post in a confused state?

well i've finally found out what all that PE number represents. usually ppl would multiply by 10 to get the breaking strain which is wrong. the Japanese uses a number system to measure the diameter of a line. If you look at brands like YGK, PE8 does not mean breaking strain is 80lb, it ranges from 80lb to 113lb. Knowing what the PE number, you can now work out how much line you can put onto your reel. For eg. a Shimano 8000, for a PE4 line you could fit 300m of 50lb Sufix. Simply put, the diameter stays roughly the same but the breaking strain vastly differs.

Multiplying by 10 isn't the most accurate but it was and still is one of the best ways to estimate a lines minimum breaking strain. As you now know, breaking strain does differ greatly between manufacturers for a given diameter so it is commonly accepted to use the PE rating x 10lbs. Simply as that. So to summarise, you are perfectly right in theory, however, it is simply too difficult to know a lines breaking strain without referring to a guide for that particular line because there is no consistancy - that's why it is commonly accepted to use the PE # x 10.

As you have seen, some line breaking strains (usually premium expensive brands) are much higher compared to other lines of the same PE rating (usually cheaper brands), so perhaps in the future when a majority of these lines start to follow this trend we may end up multiplying by a higher number to get a better estimate for lines of that PE rating.

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