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braided line recomdations?
« on: February 23, 2016, 09:17:51 AM »
Anyone recommend some braided line i have been looking around stuff is not cheap so i want to make sure i get one thats going to be worth the money

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 10:29:46 AM »
I don't currently use braid, but everyone I talk to says Power Pro is the best.

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 10:51:51 AM »
@Curt - RI whats the reason for not using braid?

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 11:04:20 AM »
For bait casting or spinning?

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Re: braided line recomdations?
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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 12:35:27 PM »
I use 10-15 lb power pro on all of my spinning outfits but prefer Suffix performance braid on baitcasters. When in Florida all of my rods have braid. I take it off back in New England. You can use it year after year so the expense is not all that bad in the long run.  65lb is a Good all round size, 50lb is probably as light as you want to go on bait casting  It will dig into itself with lighter diameters and back lashes are just ugly and potentially expensive. 

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 02:22:50 PM »
I use 65 lb power pro for frogging. Had it on a couple years and took it off and put it back on in reverse.

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 02:38:44 PM »
@Joe P yeah thats what im going to be using it for i know we are a few months away from the pads and stuff coming up

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 03:17:35 PM »
@Curt - RI whats the reason for not using braid?


@ProvidenceBassHunter I don't fish a lot of methods that would require it. And the little bit of frog fishing that I do I use mono with no trouble at all.

Now, if I was living in FL or fishing there for a season, I would probably buy some braid and use it when fishing heavy cover, where there is the potential for double digit bass with every cast, pitch or flip.

And @Eric-Maine is right. If you're going to use it on a baitcaster, use a heavier lb. test rather than lighter. Backlashes with braid are butt ugly and costly. The way braid digs into itself is horrid.  :o :o

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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 10:33:30 PM »
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prefer Suffix performance braid on baitcasters.

I'm with you @Eric-Maine I have been a huge fan of suffix for a while. I have some Sufifx performance braid on my reels that must be 3 seasons old and I still don't have a reason to change it. However like @Curt - RI was saying in RI I only have 2-3 rods with braid and only take them out for specific things.


Wish we had more opportunities to muscle hogs out of the thick stuff...  :crying:


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Re: braided line recomdations?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 01:09:11 PM »
I've only been using spinning setups the past couple years, got tired of having to respool my casting reels constantly after making stupid mistakes like hitting my lure on the boat or water on a cast. Or when me and the other guy in the boat aren't paying attention and we crisscross lines when we go to cast and poof there goes the whole spool lol had that happen a couple times.

 Anyway, i use braid for everything! No questions asked you get much more feel/sensitivity with it. For the money i like power pro spectra. I use a floro leader in most situations. The only time i'd suggest using straight fluoro would be if you're going real finesse with like 6lb test, if you use a 6lb leader you'll have a lot more break offs at the braid to fluoro knot than with straight fluoro. Been giving a lot of thought to getting a beefy casting setup for punching tho.