Fishing Line Strength *
AbstractIf you like to fish and you'd rather not be telling the story of "the one that got away," then this is a project for you. What combination of properties makes for the best fishing line? Here are some suggestions for getting started on your background research into fishing line properties: knot strength, abrasion strength, shock strength, tensile strength, limpness, controlled stretch, and desired range of visibility (Dodson, 2006). Choose the properties that you think are most important, and design experiments to test those properties for different types or brands of fishing line. Make sure that you understand how the different properties interact. For example, what are the consequences of low abrasion strength for tensile strength when the line rubs against a hard surface? How much does the type of knot you use matter for line strength? (Crockett, 2005) Does temperature affect line strength? (Valley, 2005)
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- Crockett, M.P., 2005. "How Can Weight and Stress Strengthen or Weaken Standard Fishing Line and How Long It Takes to Break?" California State Science Fair Project Abstract [accessed April 26, 2006] http://cssf.usc.edu/History/2005/Projects/J1105.pdf.
- Dodson, R.F., 2006. "Line Selection," The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide [accessed April 26, 2006] https://www.bassresource.com/beginner/line_selection.html.
- Valley, C.D., 2005. "How Does Temperature Affect the Breaking Points of Different Types of Fishing Line?" California State Science Fair Project Abstract [accessed April 26, 2006] http://cssf.usc.edu/History/2005/Projects/J1131.pdf.
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