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I hear a lot about Sufix 832, but never much about Sufix Performance braid. I am considering trying it on my UL rod just in an effort to try new lines. Any thoughts?

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It was my braid of choice before they brought out the 832 line. I still use it because it is often discounted where I shop. I had some 10lb braid tested at IGFA in Dania Florida & it consistantly broke at 17lb + or -1lb.  The guy doing the testing was very impressed by the consistancy. His comment was that most braid breaks very inconsistantly. Very good braid for the money.

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I've had 40# Performance on an STX-L for 4 years.  Line had turned almost white.  Fished a spoon tied direct for about 6 hrs.  Twisted the line bad enough that I had to reverse the line.  If I go saltwater fishing again, I will use some kind of swivel or barrel to see if I can eliminate some of the twist.  i figure the line will be good for at least another 4 years.  :teeth:

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I hear a lot about Sufix 832, but never much about Sufix Performance braid. I am considering trying it on my UL rod just in an effort to try new lines. Any thoughts?

It's great stuff. I use Performance, 832, and Power Pro. They all are great lines.  I'd go with 10# on your UL rod.

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They are both great braids but the 832 sinks while the PB floats.

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stick with 832.why go backwards?

 

What is backwards about it? The Performance is half the price. Based on everyone else's word, it certainly isn't half as good.

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It is my second choice for braid, I don't use it on spinning rods at all only in 65+ lb test

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i loses its color pretty fast but the stuff sure is strong.

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I got 20# 300yd spool for $5 at DSG that stuff is the noisiest braid I have used and dont think its very smooth. I believe the 20# and under is a 4 carrier(that is the backward part from 832) just didnt care for it so I would say pass.

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I got 20# 300yd spool for $5 at DSG that stuff is the noisiest braid I have used and dont think its very smooth. I believe the 20# and under is a 4 carrier(that is the backward part from 832) just didnt care for it so I would say pass.

I have never experienced the noise problem. Odd to hear that.

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I believe the 20# and under is a 4 carrier(.

 

What does that mean?

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What does that mean?

 

Instead of 8 strands in the weave it uses 4 strands. 4 separate pieces of line wooven together into one line.

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I have never experienced the noise problem. Odd to hear that.

 

It is an odd sound think of an out of tune violin played by a person that doesnt know how to use one.

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I got 20# 300yd spool for $5 at DSG that stuff is the noisiest braid I have used and dont think its very smooth. I believe the 20# and under is a 4 carrier(that is the backward part from 832) just didnt care for it so I would say pass.

 

You are correct.   10-20# is 4 carrier, 30-40# is 6 carrier and 50#+ is 8.

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I have the 10lb on one of my spinning reels, I love it. Only braid I use besides power pro.

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What is backwards about it? The Performance is half the price. Based on everyone else's word, it certainly isn't half as good.

 

 

it's not bad braid it's just no where near 832.it loses it's color faster.it's not as round or tightly wound.it doesn't sink.832 will give you less slack because it sinks.832 is a whole lot more abrasion resistant.832 is an 8 strand braid where as performance is a six strand and not as smooth.i would take performance over original powerpro.i would take powerpro super slick over performance.i would take 832 over any other braid.i've been using braid since the 90's so i've tried a whole bunch of them and imho 832 is the best one yet.

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it's not bad braid it's just no where near 832.it loses it's color faster.it's not as round or tightly wound.it doesn't sink.832 will give you less slack because it sinks.832 is a whole lot more abrasion resistant.832 is an 8 strand braid where as performance is a six strand and not as smooth.i would take performance over original powerpro.i would take powerpro super slick over performance.i would take 832 over any other braid.i've been using braid since the 90's so i've tried a whole bunch of them and imho 832 is the best one yet.

 

Thanks. I typically use regular PP and have absolutely no problems with it, so performance should be fine. Like I said in my OP: it's for my UL rod so I don't need anything special since I don't do much panfishing. Next time I use braid on a regular set up, I plan on getting 832.

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I've had 40# Performance on an STX-L for 4 years.  Line had turned almost white.  Fished a spoon tied direct for about 6 hrs.  Twisted the line bad enough that I had to reverse the line.  If I go saltwater fishing again, I will use some kind of swivel or barrel to see if I can eliminate some of the twist.  i figure the line will be good for at least another 4 years.  :teeth:

You won't !  Spoons are extremely popular and effective in saltwater, most spoon types will turn over and cause line twist even using BB swivels or a ball chain swivel.  An alternate to traditional spoons are free style or sling jigs, these are variations of the butterfly jig, many companies make them and each call them something different. These spoons waver back and forth, much less line twist is imparted, I use them for trolling too. I change my braid frequently for the salt.

 

I've used Performance braid and it's been fine, I mainly use PP for the price and convenience, don't have a problem with it either.  Just about all of the brands break quite a bit over the labeled number, too high in my opinion, isn't that why we set our drags.  Diameter would be more important to me than strength.  Never been too fussy whether the sinks or floats, fades, what color it is originally, how many strands it has.  It's only fishing line, most of them work fine.

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Don't listen to the negative comments. Performance braid in 10 lb. test is heads and shoulders above every other 10 lb. test braid I've used, and I've used a lot including 832. It may not be an 8 strand, but it is as smooth and supple as they come. Every 8 strand brand I've used did the same thing - Fray. Performance braid does not. It doesn't bleed any worse than any other braid, a lot less than many actually. It's not at all noisy like original Power Pro, and it is very abrasion resistant. 832 may sink a little better, but the difference is extremely minimal - extremely. It doesn't sink anything like a fluorocarbon. The line only gets better with use. The gore in 832 also makes it a little "jumpy" in comparison. P.B is the best I've used in light test. It doesn't dig (Power Pro), it doesn't jump and flows flat and smooth (832), it doesn't fray every time you cut it (Super Slick 8), it's not noisy (FX2, Power Pro). 832 and Stren Sonic Braid would be my 2nd choice, but you can get a 100 yard spool of this stuff for 11 bucks. Plenty to fill one reel with some equivilant diameter mono backing. After you use the line for one season simply reverse it and your good for another season. I've been using braid on all my gear with the exception of one reel that gets fluoro for slack line presentations going on 12 years now. Performance braid is my line of choice.

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I have the 10lb on one of my spinning reels, I love it. Only braid I use besides power pro.

Listen to this guy. He knows his stuff.

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