I've just switched to DIY Gear Supply's 1.2mm Tech line for now. It saved .6oz off of my old set up.
I have been using the 1.2mm techline from DIY Gear Supply. I love it minus the visibility. I think I'm going to try the orange G-Line and use a similar method to this:
Check out www.basspro.com for their fishing lines that might interest you. I use a yellow braid for trolling and have never had to change line on my spools for 3 yrs now and you cannot break 30lb test with your hands. However,,its not reflective and that is not to say I have never checked for reflective fishing line other than monofiliament. I use power pro on my reels. Comes in yellow and its spectra.
Do you guys get Marlows throw line?
1.6gms per meter, 1.5mm diameter and a whopping 300kg breaking strain. Just picked up 50 meters for next to nothing (compared to the same length in zing-it).
I use Speers No Tangle. Light, bright, and doesn't tangle. I tie to the tie outs and then tie plastic figure 9 's to my stake. Pull the line taut through the figure 9's and fasten. Works great. Very easy to go from porch to storm mode in this configuration.
I have been using this for four years and haven't looked back.
LiteTrail G-Line is what I'm looking at now as it meets 95% of my specs. It is strong, visible, and light (0.0088oz (.25g) per foot). If it reflected the light, it be perfect. Since the G-Line is twice as light as the 1.5mm Marlows line, I'll probably order it next pay check. However, the cost on the Marlows line will be very influential next time my buddies go looking for cord to bear bag with. Thanks for the heads up.
The figure 9s are great at really locking down the line. I think the Speer stuff is ~1.5mm. It probably works very well with the figure 9s. I used to use line locks (rather than the figure 9s) but I think that the prussiks will do me just fine at ~.125g each vs. 3.6g for each small figure 9.
I have never seen that before, but I like the look of that for bear bagging. I do use a 1.4mm dyneema cord for bear bagging, but I'm looking for somwthing smaller than 1.2mm for my guy lines. The LiteTrail G-Line is what I'm looking at now as it meets 95% of my specs. It is strong, visible, and light (0.0088oz (.25g) per foot). If it reflected the light, it be perfect. Since the G-Line is twice as light as the 1.5mm Marlows line, I'll probably order it next pay check. However, the cost on the Marlows line will be very influential next time my buddies go looking for cord to bear bag with. Thanks for the heads up.[/quote]
The G-line is what I am using on my superfly. I like it a lot. It is easy to see and to use. I will get pictures this weekend when I am out with the scouts.
I switched to the EZC 2 line for winter and love it. I really like that it's reflective and although it's heaver - It isn't slippery like most cord and it holds knots better. I do not bring tent stakes in winter because I just tie knots with deadman anchors instead.
As to size: Other line of the same wt per length, such as Yale Ultrex, has a greater nominal size, 1.8-2mm. So this may not pack as small as implied, for those who care.