Not at all but at under a £10 for 600mtr has to be worth a try.
Don't think he did, no it was, however, on a fin nor fixed spool reel because he had a physical liability that prevents him from using a multiplier. Quite somethingHe didn't lift it out of the water did he lol, lots of records have been had using fine lines on big fish,
So not that new then.Tried it a few years back and it's a nice line, very supply, casts well and lovely to use but....take the breaking strain with a big pinch of salt and go by diameter instead.
Think this says it all...."Please Note : Awa-Shima breaking strains have been obtained using their extensive team of professional testers in real fishing situations and not by a machine"
Also found it to not be particularly abrasion resistant so fine for clean ground. Knots tend to slip because it's such a smooth line and having used it a few times.....would stick with Daiwa sensor or something similar that's Been tried and tested.
Used it in 2008/2009 I think. On the beach and boat and ended up binning all of it.
Not sure how they test it but did my own rudimentary tests with an old set of scales and 4ft lengths of various breaking strains of awashima and daiwa sensor.... Sensor broke at pretty much the stated breaking strain, awashima approx half. Not exactly scientific but enough to put me off.
Also heard/read somewhere that the breaking strains have been worked out incorrectly....... 0.35mm stated at 15.7kg when it should be 15lb, 0.40 being 20lb not 20.5kg etc...
.......That would certainly make sense.
Is it a wonder line? No.
Is it a line that If bought by diameter instead of BS and used in the appropriate manner (clean ground) that would be brilliant in its own right? Probably.
4th vote for the bin.... Each to their own but only used it once and hated it with a passion. Fished it on my 7HT on a blustery day and was actually getting wind knot's in it whilst rod in the rest.3rd vote for the awa shima doing well in the bin, none of the superslim lines any good that I've tried lose what little strength they had too quick.