Went to buy some 40lb and 25lb line, as is standard for most UK sea fisherman, but all of these lines are marked out by DIAMETER OF LINE. So the products marked as 25/250 and 40/250 are not 250m spools of 25 and 40 lb line, they refer to the millimetre diameter of the line.. Who on earth goes to a tackle shop and asks for a spool of 250 metre line with a 0.25mm diameter?! They ask for the test weight of the line, either in lbs or kgs, not how wide it is. How would anyone automatically know the test strength of a line by it's diameter? LOOK carefully before you buy, as these products are incredibly poorly labelled.
Thanks for your feedback and apologies for the problems you encountered with the sizing strength of the line. The spools actually have all 3 (diameter, KG and LBS breaking strain) marked on them, it is just unfortunate that on the web we just have the diameter as a fraction (40/100 etc) as the distinguishing factor. I agree that for this country the breaking strain would be the best measure, and that is why we have the chart further down the page with the breaking strain in relation to diameter, as we are not able to exchange in the drop down box at the moment I am afraid. I will work with the teams here to make sure the information is more obvious on the page, as I take your point on board. Tight lines,
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