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    Amsteel Deal

    Found this while surfing ebay. Works out after postage to be .155 cents a foot. Great Deal thought I would share.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Samso...2em118Q2el1247

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    Just hangin' out surfing ebay, huh?


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    Not bad but he says it has a 1,200 lb. tensile strength.. that sounds a bit low to me for Amsteel. 3mm 12-strand Amsteel specs out around 2100 lbs. It is a great price for someone who can use that much line.

    - JT

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    wonder if he screwed up his numbers when he typed it. I don't have a use for that much line either but it is a pretty good deal either way.

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    I also need to add, from my sailboat racing days, lines such as Dyneema, Sprecta, and other High Modulus Polyethelenes are very strong but can be quite slippery and do not hold knots very well. Knot handling is one of the reasons I prefer Vectran. YMMV

    Edit: My comment above about knot handling of Dyneema is strictly based on lines constructed of single core Dyneema. Lines such as Spyderline have a center core of Dyneema with a Polyester outer braid. The polyester does help knot handling a little bit better than pure Dyneema.

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    Last edited by Tobit; 01-17-2008 at 13:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobit View Post
    I also need to add, from my sailboat racing days, lines such as Dyneema, Sprecta, and other High Modulus Polyethelenes are very strong but can be quite slippery and do not hold knots very well. Knot handling is one of the reasons I prefer Vectran.
    I think that accounts for the popularity of Spyderline. It has a Dyneema core for strength but is wrapped in a polyester sleeve for handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    wonder if he screwed up his numbers when he typed it. I don't have a use for that much line either but it is a pretty good deal either way.
    I took a chance and bought one of the rolls. I needed a spool of good cord to keep in my truck for general purpose use anyway.

    It isn't Amsteel, but it does appear to be braided and coated Spectra. It handles well and will hold knots. While I don't have a way to test it's strength, I wouldn't doubt the given rating now that I've handled it.

    Good find, mayhem. I'll get a lot of use from the roll. (non-hanging purposes, though)
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    It looks just like the 7/64 I use. I might order a roll. It's a good deal.
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    which one did you get Angry Sparrow, the line that holds knots well I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggg3 View Post
    which one did you get Angry Sparrow, the line that holds knots well I mean?
    I bought one of the 3mm/290' rolls of spectra linked in the first post of this thread. Currently the seller lists 21 rolls still available.
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