Well it all depends on what your looking for.
Looking for the line with the highest breaking strain to diameter ratio? Look at the “Tensile Rank”. This is a number that is calculated based on the cross sectional area of the line and its average max breaking strain.
Best Abrasion resistance? Check out the Abrasion Tensile Rank which is calculated similar to the above but uses the breaking strain when in contact with an abrasive surface. Same goes for FG knot tensile rankings.
Maybe your interested in the diameter of a specific line to see how much you can fit on your reel? For that, check out the “Measured Diameter” column.
Tensile Strength is defined as “the resistance of a material to breaking under tension” and is calculated by combining the diameter of the line and the force required to break it. This means that no matter what diameter the line is or what tension it breaks at, you can compare 2 completely different lines to see which one has a stronger construction.
The graph below shows all of the lines that have been tested and have had their Tensile Strength calculated. The higher the number the better.
They have been grouped in 4 different ways:
The plot below shows all of the lines that have been tested and compares their Rated Breaking Strain against their Actual Tested Breaking Strain.
The plot below shows all of the lines that have been tested and compares their Rated Breaking Strain against their measured Diameter.