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What's your favorite braid and why? I think my next purchase will be a high visibility line. I fish mostly soft plastics. I guess 40 lb. is strong enough. I let the Bass Pro guy talk me into 65 lb. braid awhile back. I don't remember what he said, lol, but I bought it. Maybe I'm wrong, it just looks like fish could see the line. But the water I fish is certainly not clear, it's stained. I am also going to try a leader.

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I like the round braids like smackdown and fx2. Casts better. Seems to have better abrasion resistance. Thinner diameter.

They are a little pricy, but a spool lasts a long time.

If you are going to tie a leader, I would recommend the Alberto knot. Learn to tie it right. When you break off and at the leader instead of the bait, you are not tying it right.

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Original Power Pro, it's never let me down.

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All my bait casters are spooled with PowerPro #40, moss green.

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I use original Power Pro and have for years, from 20# to 65#.

I have no reason to change

Mike

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Power Pro Super Slick

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Original Power Pro, it's never let me down.

Same here 10,20 and 40. White or yellow. Prefer yellow.

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My favorites are the original and super slick Power Pro braided lines.

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Original Power Pro, it's never let me down.

 

That is all my brother-in-law uses and it has never let him down either.  My first braid was Sufix Performance.  I decided to spool another reel with 40# braid while down there.  Picked up Original PP at Walmart.  It may not let you down, but I felt it was a lot noisier than the Performance.  Personally I think 40# is plenty strong enough.  You aren't going to break it using bare hands.  If I were going to stronger line, I would go with Daiwa Samurai.  I originally picked up some 55# for my flipping and pitching rod.  It won't break at 80# (meaning it isn't that strong), but for that reason has a smaller diameter.  I picked up a used reel that came with 65# braid.  Maybe it was because it was quite old line, but it floated through the air like a parachute.  :teeth:  Definitely hurt casting distance.

 

My braid experience is rather limited.  Besides the previously mentioned braids, I have 30# Fireline, 10# 832, 20# Tuf-line Ultracast and I forget the specifics of the Spiderwire line.  Only problem with any of them I recall is the Filreline color flaked off bad when I spooled it.  Thumb and finger were dark green afterwards.  I think you will have a hard time finding a bad braid.

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Stren Sonic. Brian.

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I have been using Sufix 832 for a while now, and have been impressed, but I started using Original Power Pro last year, and so far I like it better. On my ultralights I use Berkley Fireline Crystal, and although it isn't very abrasion resistant, I like the small diameters it comes in.

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I was not aware of Power Pro's Super Slick. Sounds good, I wonder why anyone would use the original PP.

 

I like to see my line... hi vis is good. Any disadvantages?

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"Original" PowerPro in Yellow.

 

10lb for spinning

20lb for casting

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I'll tell ya'... been running braid for a couple years now and although I've switched to Sufix 832, I believe I like Spiderwire Stealth in moss green best.

 

Josh

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Sufix 832 on casting

Seaguar Kanzen on spinning

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Honestly I just use whatever brand but I did just respool all my reels with Power Pro Maxcuatro Spectra. We will see how that goes. It's supr thin.

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I'm another Power Pro fan. I usually use 50 and 65 in moss green. I like S8S too, it's only downside is that it frays/abrades much easier than regular PP.

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I use both Sufix 832 & Power Pro.

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Daiwa Samurai braid is my favorite followed by Power Pro Slick 8

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I've used Power Pro and Sufix 832 and like them both.  Currently I have a BC reel with 30# 832 in Ghost color (white) and another with 30# 832 in Neon Lime color.  IMO Sufix 832 is a little softer out of the box and requires a shorter break-in period than Power Pro.

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