Monofilament Fishing Line sizes

Monofilament fishing line is often used for space winding coils of wire. The following data is mostly taken from the web site of Stren brand fishing line, and should be reasonably representative.

strength
( pounds)

diameter (inches) diameter (mm)
AWG
  min max mode min max mode
approx
2
0.004
0.006
0.006
0.10
0.15
0.15
34
4
0.006
0.009
0.008
0.15
0.23
0.20
32
6
0.008
0.010
0.010
0.20
0.25
0.25
30
8
0.009
0.012
0.011
0.23
0.30
0.28
29
10
0.011
0.012
0.012
0.28
0.30
0.30
28
12
0.012
0.014
0.013
0.30
0.36
0.33
28
14
0.014
0.015
0.014
0.36
0.38
0.36
27
20
0.016
0.018
0.018
0.41
0.46
0.46
25
30
0.018
0.022
0.022
0.46
0.56
0.56
23
40
0.022
0.026
0.024
0.56
0.66
0.61
22
50
0.026
0.030
0.028
0.66
0.76
0.71
21
80
0.029
0.039
0.035
0.74
0.99
0.89
19
130
0.038
0.047
0.044
0.97
1.19
1.12
17

(an excel spreadsheet with the info above..(15 k))

revised 9 September 2002, Jim Lux