Choosing a cord for spinning

Choose a cord for spinning Why Kevlar cord confidently replaces the line from spinning fishing – this is a topic for a separate post. And here I will try to give recommendations on the choice of cord. After all, the choice of cords on the market is huge, but at the same time, really cool cords, a few. This is such an annoying paradox.

Marks cords really very much. The complexity of choosing a quality product is further aggravated by the fact that two cords of the same brand, from one manufacturer, externally the same, can be different. Up to that one is simply magnificent, and the second one will tear like a string …

I myself faced such troubles. It can be connected with two reasons. Your cord is a banal fake, or … Or the firm places its cord production in different countries and at different enterprises. And somewhere, the technological process could simply be disrupted, but the service of those. Control overslept. When the cord is produced on a limited number of proven factories, such problems do not arise. But, this is our payment for the desire of firms to superprofits.

There are exits. But 100% guarantee that you buy a quality cord, no one will give. It is possible to determine the obviously not quality cord by visual signs. Wrap off the reel about a meter cord. Look carefully if there are striking irregularities in this area – do not take it. The cord must also be tight. Too clearly visible fibers, a sign that the cord will quickly swell and grow in cross section. This will reduce the casting distance and strength of the cord. The cord should slide well, if it is stretched between the fingers (do not cut it).

If you take the cord for meters, then you can take 15 meters per circle. Carry out tests at home. To ditch something heavy, simulate the hook and determine the breaking force, check whether it unbends the hooks or breaks (well, if the cord unbends the hooks of Gamakatsu and the like). If the cord works on hurray – go and boldly take 200-300 meters in reserve.

If the cord is sold on spools, everything is more complicated. Here, you will not be able to test until you spend on a reel. Here, rely on the experience of previous purchases, tips of trusted friends and intuition 🙂

I can say for sure that if the cord is 100% American, that is produced not just by an American firm somewhere in Asia, namely “made in USA” – this is an excellent spinning cord. But such a cord in our market is only about 1% (and let them write on the packaging anything you want).

About those cords that I happened to try I can say the following.

Salmo Braid – well, solid 4+. Unbent hooks, selected under the cord in 4 cases out of 5. Not bad.

Cora-Z from Cormoran – no firmness in strength. But here he was swollen fast enough, compared to my other cords. Solid – 4.

Stealth is very resistant to fluff, it keeps the shape perfectly. But here on the hooks behaved as something strange. Unbent hooks only in 60% of cases. And in some episodes it was torn suspiciously easily (perhaps in some hooks the cord was rubbed against the snag itp, I can not know …). My score is 4 – points.

Power Pro is one of the best cords I’ve ever caught. Oily – 5. Quite resistant to fluff and loss of form. Simply brilliant on the hooks – 90% of the curves of the hooks. But two such strings were excellent, and the third one was exactly the same – just a rotten thread. I wonder what will be the fourth 🙂