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Fisherman's Chart

information for fishermen - new addition will be made from time to time


Japanese PE rating. 8 strand PE data is from Momoi. 4 strand PE data is from PowerPro
Shows the relation of Japanese PE rating to 4 strand PE & 8 strand PE
Japanese PEdiameter(mm)8 strand PEdiameter(mm)4 strand PEdiameter(mm)
PE 0.60.128mm22 lb0.120mm8 lb0.130mm
PE 0.80.148mm23 lb0.140mm10 lb0.150mm
PE 1.00.165mm25 lb0.160mm--
PE 1.20.185mm30 lb0.180mm15 lb0.180mm
PE 1.50.205mm35 lb0.200mm--
PE 1.70.218mm40 lb0.220mm--
PE 2.00.235mm45 lb0.230mm20 lb0.230mm
PE 2.50.260mm50 lb0.260mm--
PE 3.00.285mm55 lb0.280mm30 lb0.280mm
PE 3.50.310mm60 lb0.300mm--
PE 4.00.330mm65 lb0.330mm40 lb0.330mm
PE 5.00.370mm75 lb0.370mm50 lb0.360mm
PE 6.00.405mm90 lb0.400mm65 lb0.410mm
PE 7.00.435mm100 lb0.430mm80 lb0.430mm
PE 8.00.470mm110 lb0.470mm100 lb0.460mm
PE 9.00.505mm120 lb0.490mm--
PE 10.00.535mm----

Nylon monofilament rating - lb test and thickness according to Japanese standards
pounds( lb)diameter(mm)Japanese line #pounds ( lb)diameter(mm)Japanese line #
1.00.090#0.3220.405#6.0
1.50.104#0.4250.435#7.0
2.00.128#0.6300.470#8.0
3.00.148#0.8350.520#10
4.00.165#1.0400.570#12
5.00.185#N/A500.620#14
6.00.205#1.5550.660#16
8.00.235#2.0600.700#18
100.260#2.5700.740#20
120.285#3.0800.780#22
140.310#3.5900.810#24
160.330#4.0950.840#26
200.370#5.01000.870#28

Feet to metres for rod length & metres to feet or yards for reel capacity
feetmetresmetresfeet or yards
4'6"1.37m100m328 ft or 109 yds
5'0"1.52m150m492 ft or 164 yds
5'6"1.68m200m656 ft or 218 yds
6'0"1.83m250m820 ft or 273 yds
6'6"1.98m300m984 ft or 328 yds
7'0"2.13m350m1148 ft or 382 yds
7'6"2.29m400m1312 ft or 437 yds
8'0"2.44m450m1476 ft or 492 yds
8'6"2.59m500m1640 ft or 546 yds
9'0"2.74m550m1804 ft or 601 yds
9'6"2.90m600m1968 ft or 656 yds
10"3.05m650m2133 ft or 711 yds
11"3.35m700m2297 ft or 766 yds
12"3.66m750m2461 ft or 820 yds
13"3.96m800m2625 ft or 875 yds

Sinker chart displaying number, type & weight in grammes. Data may differ among manufacturers.
sizedouble coneballbarreldipseypyramidtorpedo
# 13.50g7.00g7.00g20.0g28.0g33.0g
# 26.00g9.00g11.0g35.0g57.0g68.0g
# 311.0g15.0g15.0g41.0g85.0g91.0g
# 419.0g24.0g30.0g54.0g110.0g115.0g
# 525.5g34.0g55.0g78.0g141.0g134.0g
# 634.5g44.0g75.0g89.0g170.0g161.0g
# 756.0g65.0g96.0g100.0g--
# 867.5g79.0g231.0g130.0g-226.0g
# 988.0g97.0g-160.0g--
# 10121.0g133.0g-191.5g-283.0g

Ounces to grammes for lure weight
ouncesgrammes
1/16oz1.8g
1/8oz3.5g
3/16oz5.3g
1/4oz7.1g
3/8oz10.6g
1/2oz14.2g
5/8oz17.7g
3/4oz21.0g
7/8oz25.0g
1oz28.35g

Basic anatomy of a fish. Handy information for discussions.
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