Put backing on your line: even if you never use it. It helps you dream
|I have always been confused by Maxima's method of rating their Chameleon leader/tippet material.
Most manufacturers use an 'x' rating plus a line diameter. Maxima chooses to rate theirs by poundage.
When tieing a custom leader most formula employ a line diameter to create the taper.
I am befuddled as to why Maxima do not include this figure on their spools.
The following table, taken from the W.W. Doak catalog, attempts to correct this omission.
NOTE : These figures were obtained using a micrometer.
Leader formulae A really interesting page from Killroy.
An email from Mike in the Pacific Northwest kindly pointed out that Maxima now includes the line diameters on their spools.
So, I went to my local Canadian Tire store to check this out but could not find one spool showing the this information (perhaps we're a bit behind the times here on the East coast).
A week later I visited our local fishing store and once again could not find one spool showing the diameter.
However, I did find the line diameters listed (in mm) on the Maxima International web site.
The chart has been corrected to show the Maxima diameters in inches.
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