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I tested out a quick, easy ghost I plan to hang from the ceiling. It's nothing more than a styrofoam head, a wire hanger, and a stained white sheet. I had it hanging with an 8-pound. fishing line. It looked great for about five minutes. But when I shifted it slightly so the shoulders were turned toward me, the fishing line snapped. The whole contraption didn't weigh more than 5 pounds, yet it still snapped.

Any guidance on what to look for in fishing line? Is it simply that I probably need something closer to 25-pound line? Or is it more about single-strand vs. woven?

While I'm at it, what color do you recommend? I imagined using clear, but after a quick Google check, it looks like there's a moss green color, too. Maybe even black.
 

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8 pound line really should hold a prop like that. Was it new or had it been lying around. It does degrade after a while. Modern line is pretty small for its test so going up to 10 or 12 shouldn't be an issue.
 

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Uh. I had no idea fishing line went bad. I've had it for three years or so. Just lying around the garage. Maybe it got frail.
 

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I would use spiderwire fishing line for any hanging props. Super strong for the diameter and won't degrade in the sun the way monofilament fishing line does.
 
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