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I've got a new reel that I'd like to put braid on. I just wondered which brands and types of braid have coatings on them.

 

I ask this because I got some KVD L&L and they recommend not using it on coated braid.

 

I have previously used Sufix 832 and Power Pro, both braids I have great success with.

 

Do either of these braids have coatings?

 

Would you recommend a different braid (non-coated) over these?

 

Any tips on appying the L&L other than what the website recommends?

 

*Just as a note, this will be mostly a heavy cover jig/frog rod which is why I prefer braid

 

Thanks!

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Just curious about the benefits of line conditioner on braid. I know most people use it to help manage the line, but I use braid on all but one of my setups both spinning and casting and never had an issue with braid.

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Stick with the original Power Pro.

 

Eh.....I was thinking that. I just also have used Sufix 832, but it seems to be more stiff. I didn't know if that was due to a coating or something

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Eh.....I was thinking that. I just also have used Sufix 832, but it seems to be more stiff. I didn't know if that was due to a coating or something

Yes it is. It will soften up really nice.  I use both PP and 832, but I prefer 832 in the long run.....just not the price tag sometimes.

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Yes it is. It will soften up really nice.  I use both PP and 832, but I prefer 832 in the long run.....just not the price tag sometimes.

 

The Sufix does have a bigger price tag. But I can't objectively say I like one over the other since I've never had a failure with either. I've had Spiderwire fail, kind of disappointed there. But my question was more of one that dealt with which one would work better with a line conditioner, since most of them say their best application is on a non-coated line.

 

Heck maybe I'll just save my money for the BPS Spring Classic and buy a spool for both and re-spool BOTH baitcasters this year! :)

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If the braid has any color to it, it's coated. As that coating wears off, the coloring can stain your reel.

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Why use conditioner if the line is coated?  Isn't the whole purpose to cast further?  Why not just buy coated line?

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I use KVD conditioner on both PP and 832. It definitely softens the coating faster.  After its softened up to where I like it, I don't use conditioner that often, as I don't really see much of a benefit. It really doesn't take long for either braid to limber up to where it should be. 1 or 2 outings of frogging for me has it in prime shape just the way I like the braid to be.

 

In the end KVD LL isn't going to harm your braid, at least not that I'm aware of and I've been using it for years.  Its like Frank's Red Hot Sauce, "I put that shizz on everything." 

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I don't think line conditioner is or was intended to be used on braid. If you want a stiffer braid than suffix 832 try the original suffix performance braid. Good stuff & less expensive than some others including the 832.

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