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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    I've just switched to DIY Gear Supply's 1.2mm Tech line for now. It saved .6oz off of my old set up.
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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    An update:

    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:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Sorry I forgot to mention how I use it......

    I made a continuous loop out of the 1.2 tech line and prussic wrapped it on the G-Line and then larks-headed the 1.2 to my tarp tie out. On one end of the G-Line I tied a bowline and on the other just a stopper knot. Attach the loop to my stake and then tighten the line via the prussic.
    I have some dyneema fishing line coming in that is like .55mm or something for the prussik knots. Between you, SGT Rock, and a few others this seems to be the lightest and easiest to adjust without going "stupid light."
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    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.

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...d+fishing+line

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    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).

    http://www.forestandarb.com/marlow_d...throwline.html

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    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.

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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    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.

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...d+fishing+line
    I'll keep this in mind. I'm sure reflective is out for now. I'm into light, strong, and visible.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Lebowski View Post
    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).

    http://www.forestandarb.com/marlow_d...throwline.html
    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 Originally Posted by Downhill Trucker View Post
    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.
    Thanks for your willingness to chime in. That sounds like a convenient set up, but I'm a little less interested in convenience on most things and more interested in weight savings (not all things mind you...I did switch to a slightly heavier cook kit (1.5oz more ) so I could have a more efficient stove and have the option to use wood).

    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthauk View Post
    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.
    That would be great. I'd love to see the G-Line in action.
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    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Lebowski View Post
    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).

    http://www.forestandarb.com/marlow_d...throwline.html
    I don't believe the breaking strength(bs) numbers 300kg =675lb or that the most expensive Dyneema, SK90, is being used. Who is going to check these claims for throw rope, which if broken will likely have it happen when it is snagged and yanked? It seems Marlows is following the practice of other companies doing the same with throw line. It is likely the same stuff as Stein Safety throw line. It is also stronger than needed for tarp lines.

    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.

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