EFTTA RELEASES FURTHER LINE TEST RESULTS
As announced at EFTTEX last year in Warsaw, EFTTA has carried out further tests on randomly purchased monofilament lines. In the last few months, the secretariat purchased a range of monofilaments and had samples tested against the criteria previously established by EFTTA.
The results are still not satisfactory; out of 12 lines that were tested, only four qualified for the EFTTA approved logo. This logo is awarded to lines whose breaking strengths and diameters as stated on the spools’ labels fall within a +/-10% variance of the actual measurements. While the diameter on most lines is consistent, the breaking strength on many lines is still considerably lower than claimed on the spool. On some lines, the breaking strength was up to 35% lower than claimed on the label. The products that significantly failed the test were the Teklon Gold line from Grauvell, the Specialist Kyoto line from Saenger and the Exotan Soft line from Exori.
Meanwhile, lines such as the XL Strong from Sufix and the Performance from Mitchell, measured breaking strengths that were just outside the allowed variance of +/-10%. If the labels of those lines were slightly amended, these lines could easily be awarded the EFTTA approved label.
On a positive note, EFTTA also tested some excellent lines. The Maxximus P from Fladen Fishing, the Stren Hi-vis Gold, the Truitix Super Fluo from Sensas and the Geologic from Decathlon were all accurately labelled, thus informing the consumer of exactly what kind of line they were purchasing.
EFTTA will continue to randomly test lines and publish testing results to the international press and on our website. We invite all companies and individuals to send lines they would like to see tested to EFTTA. For more information on the line testing programme, please contact Kathleen Glausch at the EFTTA Secretariat on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44.20.7253.0777.
We would also like to remind all avid fishermen to look out for those lines that have been awarded the EFTTA logo. When you see the symbol of the EFTTA fish on a spool, you’re guaranteed a professionally tested and accurately labelled line. We continually update the list of approved lines on our website at www.eftta.com in the Line testing section.