Shimano Grappler PE1 20lb Braid

The Grappler name has become synonymous with quality and strength and the new Grappler PE 8 carrier braid is no different. Sparing no cost, this multi colour PE Braid is made from 8 high-end IZANAS fibres and incorporates the Shimano exclusive Heat Sink technology that disperses heat across the coating, reducing damage to the line in those long, hard fights. The VT Construction Method enables the fine braid fibres to be woven evenly at all angles, under high tension. This results in a smoother finish and reduced diameter, which aids in all aspects of casting and jigging across PE 0.8 to PE 8.0.

Key Statistics

  • Measured Diameter: .199mm (+153% on stated .13mm)
  • Out of Roundness: .04mm (20.06% variation in diameter)
  • Measured Breaking Strain: 19.42lbs (96.6% of rated 20.1bs)
  • Abrasion Breaking Strain: 6.44lbs (33.16% of max break) FG Knot Breaking Strain: 15.03lbs (77.39% of max break)

Seems to be a very good line overall, with an accurate rating on breaking strain. Test results for Tensile Strength and Abrasion Tensile Strength were well above average.

It placed 1st overall for FG Knot strength at the time of testing.

Diameter measured at 153% of what is written on the box, and the Maximum Break is 3% under the quoted figure.

Testing Process

Key Line Statistics

Diameter Variation