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It floats very well

 

^^ This ^^

 

All braid, with the exception of those made with different denser fibers added into the braid or weave, or treated somehow to offset this, will float due to their density being slightly less than water (usually around 0.97-0.98). One good example would be Sufix 832 braid that has a strand of GORE fiber weaved in to make it sink.

 

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^^ This ^^

 

All braid, with the exception of those made with different denser fibers added into the braid or weave, or treated somehow to offset this, will float due to their density being slightly less than water (usually around 0.97-0.98). One good example would be Sufix 832 braid that has a strand of GORE fiber weaved in to make it sink.

 

-T9

 

 

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewsufix832braid.html

 

 "Sufix's 832 is an eight strand braid with the unique feature of having a proprietary Gore fiber as one of those strands. This fiber was introduced to increase abrasion resistance and, more importantly resistance to sudden impact force breakage. The theory is this proprietary Gore fiber acts as a cushion and lubricant to the other seven, Dyneema fibers keeping them from cutting one another in situations of high impact - like a hookset."

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It lays on top of the water, Idk if It actually floats.

I think its kinda like how when you lay a needle on water gently it floats on top until you push it down then it sinks to the bottom...

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Some clarification - There are actually two versions of 832 out there. One has a single strand of GORE, and the other has 2 strands of GORE. GORE is a higher density material compared to braid. They market the 2-strand version as "832-D deep down" because of its enhanced sinking ability. The single strand version, while not currently marketed as a sinking line, has been touted to be such by numerous persons on various forums, and even demonstrated to be a sinking line in comparisons I've seen (video) of multiple tested line types.

 

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I use #40 PowerPro and it floats.

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It floats and it is great line.  I don't use it as primary line though.  To me, it is more technique specific.  I use it for any heavy coverage and punching.

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The line is going to follow the lure.  Using a jig for example the line will be pulled down by the weight of the jig.  Using topwater lure that floats the line is going to be on the surface.

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Original Power Pro is the only braid I use, and it floats, but it don't take much to get it to sink. I tried a "sinking braid" once. The Spider-wire "fluoro-braid" it sunk...........but was very fragile, at least the spool(s) I had. I bought it because I "thought" I needed a sinking line for deep cranking (yes I crank with braid) to get my baits deeper. Waste of time and $$. My cranks get just as deep with Power Pro, and it's better AND cheaper line to boot.

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Good point about trying to get more depth.  I'm sure many in freshwater do this, down here on the jettie it's real common.  Being at 10-15' or higher a lure does not go very deep, people use inline torpedo style trolling sinkers ( splitshots too) for depth and longer casts with light lures. 

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