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Favorite Braid line and any?

johnstevejohnsteve 2838 Baker AvenuePosts: 1 Greenhorn
edited April 2020 in General Fishing #1
I haven't been using braid lines that long. Just a couple years.

I mainly fish inshore for reds and trouts. Ive been using Suffix braid and like it. I used to be able to find it in a yellow color, which I liked cause I could see it and it didn't seem to bother the fish. The low vis green is very hard to see in the murky inshore waters that we have here.

Anyways, Im fixing to order some 10lb and 20lb braid and was wondering what other people have experienced with there favorite braid.

I like the 10lb braid for long casts of jigs on my lightest outfit for sight casting and such The 20 pound I use for twitch lures and spinners. Really wish I could find 14lb...

WIth these setups above, I am catching fish out in the open where you can let them take drag and such. Need very long casts.....low memory line. And no, I do not use any kind of leaders.

My bait caster have 20lb stren mono for topwater and dock fishing...dock fishing, no drag... just drag the fish out fast.

Anyways....let me know what you like and use 

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  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,377 Admiral
    edited April 2020 #2
    Suffix 832 also comes in ghost white, which I use for visibility myself.I use 15, and it casts well and still stop a monster red from taking you around structure.
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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 11,876 AG
    Jerry Brown, blue for ease of seeing my line. 
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  • demersalangelerdemersalangeler SE FLORIDA Posts: 500 Deckhand
     All of my fishing is offshore. 
     Daiwa j braid x8. I like white for high visibility. I like to buy 1500m & 3000m bulk spools. 
  • bottom feederbottom feeder Posts: 1,691 Captain
    I just put some Suffix on a little president for bass fishing.

    Leaving Florida... take a developer with you!

  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 19,184 AG
    Suffix, Tuff-Line, and Spiderwire Stealth are all lines I've used and have been happy with.

    Not a fan of PowerPro.  I've had issues in quality control.

    You might also search the forum for braid threads -- it's a topic which comes up with some regularity.
  • FishingpervertFishingpervert Deltona, FloridaPosts: 1,010 Officer
    edited April 2020 #7
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 5,807 Admiral
    Suffix, Tuff-Line, and Spiderwire Stealth are all lines I've used and have been happy with.

    Not a fan of PowerPro.  I've had issues in quality control.

    You might also search the forum for braid threads -- it's a topic which comes up with some regularity.
    Did you buy that power pro online or at a tackle store. I’ve used pp since it came out and have never ever had a quality control issue with any of their lines. The folks I know that had problems all bought online. For the record, I’ve never had any problems with any of the other brands, and I’ve used pretty much all of them. The 832 did seem to fray faster than the super slick or the j braid 8
    You should have been here yesterday
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 19,184 AG
    edited April 2020 #9
    I bought PP from local stores and from places like Bass Pro or Cabelas online.  Never bought it from a place where I would have be concerned with counterfeit line, if that was what you were getting at.

    The problem was blobbing and breaking much lower than the rated test, and it happened only with lines 50lb and under.  Never had a problem with 60 or 80 which I use a bunch of still.  It's quite good line once it gets broken in (a bit stiff until then), but I stopped using it completely for 20-50lb braid in favor of the lines I mentioned above.

    Lastly, it's been probably 8 years since it happened, and I wasn't the only one to report the problems, so perhaps they've solved the issue in the meantime.

    But that's just me and my anecdotal experience, nothing more, and for what it's worth, PP did replace the spools for free. 
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 5,807 Admiral
    edited April 2020 #10
    Interesting, that has to be frustrating. To me it seems, especially w original power pro, it over test by a good bit. The new stuff ( 8 strand)  is thinner and softer, but seems to fray more easily. I believe there is a new j braid 8 that’s supposed to be more abrasion resistant. I’ve really not had a problem with any line, so I usually get what my local tackle shop has when I buy a reel and have it spooled. Usually pp or j braid
    You should have been here yesterday
  • tarpon41tarpon41 Posts: 297 Deckhand
    Bluewater FINS 40g 65 on Seigler Reels; freshwater  baitcasting reel Calcutta 200GT-TE FINS Original or Windtamer 30 or 50; backing fly reels 50-65 anything I take off the other reels or if new Daiwa J 4 or 8   
  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,377 Admiral
    I bought PP from local stores and from places like Bass Pro or Cabelas online.  Never bought it from a place where I would have be concerned with counterfeit line, if that was what you were getting at.

    The problem was blobbing and breaking much lower than the rated test, and it happened only with lines 50lb and under.  Never had a problem with 60 or 80 which I use a bunch of still.  It's quite good line once it gets broken in (a bit stiff until then), but I stopped using it completely for 20-50lb braid in favor of the lines I mentioned above.

    Lastly, it's been probably 8 years since it happened, and I wasn't the only one to report the problems, so perhaps they've solved the issue in the meantime.

    But that's just me and my anecdotal experience, nothing more, and for what it's worth, PP did replace the spools for free. 

    Powerpro had serious problems , but they might have fixed them since Shimano bought them out. But I had so many problems I have not looked back since.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 19,184 AG
    You and me both, Spiney.

    What do you use these days?
  • captbonefishcaptbonefish UmatilaPosts: 902 Officer
    I've always used PP. Maybe loyal to a fault. It always would test over, by a lot. I'm sure there are superior other lines, but for me, it gets softer with use, and I can rip it through and across most any snag, piling, mangrove root or branch, pretty much anything. I've always used dark green, or whatever color they call it. 

    I came up with a custom knot of my own creation, a long time ago. I tie about 3' of double PP with a spider hitch. Then use my custom knot to attach flouro leader. It can be tricky for most people to tie what I tie effectively. My double line loop end stays intact, the leader has an almost invisible tag after I trim it. I've literally never had that knot fail. and it has virtually a zero diameter signature vs. say a blood knot. 
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