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What's your guys favorite braid? I've really liked Sunline's FX2. I think I might purchase Sunlines new BX2 soon.

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Daiwa Samurai Braid, although I would like to try Smackdown.

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I like Power Pro and Berkley Professional Braid. 

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Braid has come a long way in the past 15 years. I've got quite a few that all work great for me. 

832, TCB 8, FX2.

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It has been Suffix Performance Braid, but after having tried some 15 # American Tackle Bushido Braid, that may become my favorite.  It better last well because it's quite expensive.

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I like Gliss but I want to try YGK when I get some extra cash. 

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Im gonna try ygk sinking braid soon for my spinning outfit.

 

Otherwise smackdown is my favorite but so expensive.  Jbraid is nearly as good.  Im considering using the new bx2 from sunline (sx1 chartreuse bleeds insanely btw) for baitcasters as the added diameter from coating should allow me to use less of the line.

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Smackdown easily beats everything else I've used to date.

 

Are you guys talking about the YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8? I've been thinking about adding a spool to my next order and see how it does. They list their 25lb line at .0073 inches, whereas Gliss lists their 24lb at .007 inches. So comparable in size to Gliss, but hopefully a little firmer and more durable (Gliss just comes with far too many headaches for me). If anyone tries it out before I do, please post a review. 

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I use to use PP, but I have to admit, I just fell in love with berkley Fireline, it's rough at first but after that I haven't used anything that impressed me as much as it.

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Seaguar Smackdown ... by far the best braid I have used.   As a #2 I have to go to PowerPro.

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I've been useing PP for as long as I can remember. I really don't have a reason to change.

 

Mike 

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I'm currently liking Domin8 for frogs and swimbaits...J-Braid 65 # for flip/punch.

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21 hours ago, Oklahoma Mike said:

Smackdown easily beats everything else I've used to date.

 

Are you guys talking about the YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8? I've been thinking about adding a spool to my next order and see how it does. They list their 25lb line at .0073 inches, whereas Gliss lists their 24lb at .007 inches. So comparable in size to Gliss, but hopefully a little firmer and more durable (Gliss just comes with far too many headaches for me). If anyone tries it out before I do, please post a review. 

What specific headaches related to Gliss ?

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1 hour ago, ChrisD46 said:

What specific headaches related to Gliss ?

Premature fraying/decay, line bow, wind knots, extremely poor abrasion resistance, low sensitivity. 

It does improve casting distance, but that seems to diminish fairly quickly.

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On 9/28/2016 at 10:21 AM, Oklahoma Mike said:

Smackdown easily beats everything else I've used to date.

 

Are you guys talking about the YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8? I've been thinking about adding a spool to my next order and see how it does. They list their 25lb line at .0073 inches, whereas Gliss lists their 24lb at .007 inches. So comparable in size to Gliss, but hopefully a little firmer and more durable (Gliss just comes with far too many headaches for me). If anyone tries it out before I do, please post a review. 

Yep, that's the one I was talking about. 

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9 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

Good things to be aware of with Gliss ...

That's my experience with, and I used both the 24lb and the 40lb and ran it for about 4 months. I'd still recommend trying it for yourself though, as I've seen other people on here who seem to like it. 

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20lb PP Super Slick 8 on my spinning setups and weightless baitcaster. 30lb regular PP on all my other normal baitcaster setups. 65lb PP Maxcuatro on my frog rod. 50lb Spider Wire Camo on my wood/grass and punch setups. 80lb Suffix 832 on my rat rod. 

One size definitely doesn't fit all for me. 

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I have been using PowerPro braid for years and it's a very good line to use for both freshwater and saltwater applications. 

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I've tried a hand full of braid lines. I'm happy with power pro. I have no interest in other brands now. All my rods and reels are dialed in with power pro now so I'm not changing a thing.

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Power Pro

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Regular Power Pro for me but I did just get a spool of 832 to try out.

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I have been using PP with all my braid set ups since I started but I am noticing that they are falling behind the competition. Although I have rarely broke PP. It does seem to be very loud going through the eyelets and frays over time. I may try the Sunline SX1, BX1 or smackdown just to see what all the fuss is about. 

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