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Old 08-05-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Braided Fishing Line In The Toolbox.


Hey guys I've have like 6 chalk boxes and hate them all.

I'm looking for a crisp fine line.

I might purchase a tajima chalk box but before I do that I want to try braided fishing line.

I heard about dacron line.

Can anyone please show me a link of the right stuff. I know a few of you have it in your chalk boxes already.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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The less the lb. test the finer the line, this is what I use in my framing box. My trim lines are Special Japanese trim boxes, and they are top secret
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Does all braid hold chalk well or do you need that special one?
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Not sure what is in my Tajima line but I think I bought a 60 lb. spool way back when. The only thing that you won't like so much is that it stretches pretty good. Long runs you have to clinch sometimes 5-10' from the mark. Short runs are nice, and it does leave a nice crisp line.
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Why not just buy Tajima replacement lines? I have some Tajima chalk boxes, they work awesome, we also found using there brand chalk in some of the other brands chalk boxes seemed to make them better....I think there chalk may be a bit finer...If thats possible...
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If you use a braided Dacron or one like in the picture, they will stretch. You want a brand like PowerPro to use. I do not know if it will hold chalk well though, they coat the no stretch spectra ad dyneema fishing lines to make them smoother.
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Why not just buy Tajima replacement lines? I have some Tajima chalk boxes, they work awesome, we also found using there brand chalk in some of the other brands chalk boxes seemed to make them better....I think there chalk may be a bit finer...If thats possible...
+1. I bought a Tajima and never looked back. Get their chalk too. Life's too short.
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Thanks everyone.. I don't like the idea of the stuff streching that much. I'm just going to pick up some tajima boxes to make my life easier...

I'm thinking of the...

Tajima CR202B-P Chalk-Rite II Ultra Thin Chalk line with the blue ultra fine chalk.

Does anyone have a tajima extra bold chalk line ???

I've also been eyeing down the ink lines. Does anyone have that also?
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Thanks everyone.. I don't like the idea of the stuff streching that much. I'm just going to pick up some tajima boxes to make my life easier...

I'm thinking of the...

Tajima CR202B-P Chalk-Rite II Ultra Thin Chalk line with the blue ultra fine chalk.

Does anyone have a tajima extra bold chalk line ???

I've also been eyeing down the ink lines. Does anyone have that also?
We have extra bold nice lines ...
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We have extra bold nice lines ...
I was thinking about getting that for layout work.
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I was thinking about getting that for layout work.
We use them for almost everything....
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Thanks everyone.. I don't like the idea of the stuff streching that much. I'm just going to pick up some tajima boxes to make my life easier...
My Tajima has the stock line still in it. It still stretches. Long runs, they will stretch, short ones, not so much so. You just have to get used to it.
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Tamija seem to last me about a year. Either th eknob on the handle wears out then falls off, or the pin in the handle comes loose. The line seems to last forever. They are well worth the money they cost. If only I could get parts for it.
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I don't care about normal streching but somone said prior that the fishing braid streches like 5+ feet
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I don't care about normal streching but somone said prior that the fishing braid streches like 5+ feet
That was me and I am serious. If you are pulling a line over 50' (I have never really checked the precise amount) I am guessing you could easily stretch that 5' Dammit.....now I gotta check.
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Just checked. At 44' the line was taut. I could easily pull that to 48' and it was snug. Probably about the tension you want over that run. It's fishing Line, it's supposed to give
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i use my chalk line when fishing for...striped bass
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Oh yea, sorry that was you that said that Kent. Thanks for going and checking.. I wonder how 50' of braid vs 50' of tajima line would stretch too..
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Re: Braided Fishing Line In The Toolbox.


You can buy the tajima ultra fine line for about $7, then just put it in a $8 Irwin metal chalk box and your all set. My tajima ultra fine II had a broken handle within 6 months of everyday use

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