Knot Strength Test Results: Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label
By: Luke Simonds on June 22, 2018
Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Knot Strength Test
It’s knot strength testing time! Today we’re testing the Berkley Vanish and the Seaguar Blue Label fluoro lines.
After getting great feedback on our Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Abrasion Test Results, we decided to test which leader line is stronger for fishing knots.
Once again, we were FLOORED by the results of this test.
Note: Salt Strong is not affiliated with any line company, therefore we have zero bias toward either line. Our results are completely transparent.
In this post, we show you how we set up and performed our tests.
If you have any suggestions on how to modify our tests or improve them, please let us know in the comments below.
Berkley Vanish and Seaguar Blue Label Specs
Berkley Vanish Line Specs:
- Strength: 20 lb
- Diameter: 0.40mm
- Yards: 250
- Cost: $15.49
- Cost per Yard: $0.06 (very inexpensive for fluorocarbon line)
Seaguar Blue Label Line Specs:
- Strength: 20 lb
- Diameter: 0.405mm
- Yards: 25
- Cost: $15.99
- Cost per Yard: $0.64 (upper-median for fluorocarbon leader line)
Setting Up the Tests
I decided to test a couple different combinations of knots for these test in order to get the clearest results possible on which line is better for stronger knots.
Test 1: Terminal Knot Strength
For the first test, I decided to test the terminal knot strength of each line.
First, I tied both the Berkley Vanish and Seaguar Blue Label on the same line strand. Next, I tied the Seaguar to a white swivel using the non-slip loop knot and then connected the Berkley Vanish to the Seaguar Blue Label line using a double uni knot. I then tied the Berkley Vanish to a black swivel using the same non-slip loop knot.
Test 2: Line to Line Capabilities
For the second test, I decided to test the line to line knot strengths for each brand.
To test the strength of line to line knots for each brand, I tied the Seaguar Blue Label to the white swivel using a 6-turn uni knot and then connected the other end to 10 lb. power pro braid using the FG Knot. I tied the Berkley Vanish to the other end of the power pro braid using the same FG Knot and attached the other end of the Berkley Vanish to a black swivel using a 6-turn uni knot.
Berkley Vanish Vs. Seaguar Blue Label
I really didn’t know how these tests were going to turn out – especially after the shocking results from the abrasion test between these two lines last week.
The results here were also surprising but consistent through each test.
To see the results of the knot strength for each line check out the video below:
The results from our tests show that Seaguar Blue Label most definitely has the stronger lines for knots than the Berkley Vanish.
However, I am still sticking with the Berkley Vanish line as my choice for leader. Although Seaguar holds up better for knot strength, the Berkley Vanish is still the better option for abrasion resistance, which is a critical factor when I’m snook fishing.
Also, Berkley Vanish’s cost per yard is just 6 cents vs. the 64 cents per yard cost of Seaguar. To me, the Berkley Vanish is a more practical choice.
However, if your main concern is how strong your knots are, the Seaguar Blue Label is the clear choice here.
Please use the Comments section to let me know about the following:
- Are there any factors in testing knot strength of each line that I missed or any problems you see with this test?
- Are there any other lines you’d like me to run through this test assembly?
The quest for the ultimate fishing line goes on! If you there are any tests you want to see next, including different brands or different kinds of testing altogether, let us know in the comments below!
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