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 I have only used power pro and I've only just started using braid up to about a year ago all I used was copolymer. So I was wondering if there is a cheap alternative to power pro a good but yet affordable braided line. Any suggestions to a great braided line that is cheap in price.

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Asking for any product to be great & cheap can be a tricky proposition.  One that can and often does result in a loss of time, money & effort.   Not a fan of any of that. 

 

 While Power Pro is a quality product, in my experience, there are some better and several worse.

I like Sufix 832, Seaguar Smackdown and Daiwa Samurai - each of these require a little bit more of an initial investment than Power Pro.  I do think of it as an investment, as all of these quality braids excel in durability.  Meaning that unless they are subjected to extreme use, they will LAST a Long time - even several seasons of regular use.

 So while the initial coin drop may be a little steep, what one gets in return, (zero stretch, loads of line capacity, the elimination of line twist on spinning gear & super long casts), IMO is well worth it.

YMMV

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A-Jay

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So I’m a cheap braid guy and use spiderwire. I haven’t had a problem with it. I make a higher investment into my fc line. @A-Jay has made great points about cost vs quality. 

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Agree fully with @A-Jay. I have 3-4 seasons on some and 2-3 on others. It'll last forever.

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Cheap alternative to power pro...power pro is the cheap alternative. It's 12-13$ at walmart for 150yds and will last you 2-3 years. Sometimes you can find Daiwa JBraid for 8$ at Dicks. 

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I've never seen power pro for less than 18 bucks at Walmart. I know walmart prices differ from place to place though. 

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10 minutes ago, Burro said:

I've never seen power pro for less than 18 bucks at Walmart. I know walmart prices differ from place to place though. 

Locally it's 12.84 for 150 yards. It's also 12.84 online. 

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Power Pro is the cheap alternative IMO

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1 hour ago, Burro said:

 I have only used power pro and I've only just started using braid up to about a year ago all I used was copolymer. So I was wondering if there is a cheap alternative to power pro a good but yet affordable braided line. Any suggestions to a great braided line that is cheap in price.

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Daiwa j braid x4 is great. 15 bucks for 300 yards

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So then all those ten dollar braided lines are crap? I have two spinning reels to fill with braid and mono backing. So I'm looking for cheap braid I was thinking about spiderwire but I read alot of bad reviews on tw. I'm thinking j braid or the power pro for 15 bucks on tw?

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I've always used PowerPro.  

This summer I put Sufix 832 on two of my reels......just because.

I can't tell any difference in performance. 

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I love using PP and PP Super Slick 8. I have used other

braids, but none are cheap alternatives, IMO. I think PP

and PPSS8 are excellent lines for all use. Again, IMO.

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KastKing Super Power is my main braid. I buy the 547 yard spools for about $20 on the bay. It's been great line that is similar to PP but it last much better, handles nicer, and cast better. I also like that it's available in several colors and a wide range of break strains. If you don't need that much you can buy a 150 yard spool for less than $5 :lol:

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17 hours ago, Burro said:

 I have only used power pro and I've only just started using braid up to about a year ago all I used was copolymer. So I was wondering if there is a cheap alternative to power pro a good but yet affordable braided line. Any suggestions to a great braided line that is cheap in price.

How 'bout free?

Send me your mailing address and I will send you some braid to try.

 

:xmas-tree-070:

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Pm sent and thanks verry much. @roadwarrior I really appreciate it. I'll definitely keep you guys posted on my thoughts on this line.

 

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7 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

KastKing Super Power is my main braid. I buy the 547 yard spools for about $20 on the bay. It's been great line that is similar to PP but it last much better, handles nicer, and cast better. I also like that it's available in several colors and a wide range of break strains. If you don't need that much you can buy a 150 yard spool for less than $5 :lol:

That last sentence is very true. I bought Kastking Superpower braid on EBay for $3 for 150 yards on sale. They had a buy 2 get a third spool free deal as well and free shipping.

 

My last order was upgraded and the free spool was 300 yards instead of 150. 600 yards of braided line for $7 and change made me a very happy man.

 

My advice is to shop around and take advantage of sales when you can. 

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13 hours ago, roadwarrior said:

How 'bout free?

Send me your mailing address and I will send you some braid to try.

 

:xmas-tree-070:

Are you cleaning out your garage or do you have some extra unused spools of braid that you're looking to get rid of? I'm looking for some in the 15ish pound range. I can send you my address too ;)

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Sure. Send me your address.

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Check out Sufix Performance.  DSG has 100yd spools of 10-50#.  50# is $9.99 rest are $8.99.  Loses its color fairly fast, but that doesn't hurt its performance.  Lot quieter thru the guides than regular PP.

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5 minutes ago, Chris. said:

What's the best braid for a spinning reel? 

According to fishnkamp...14# Fireline.  I bought a spool to try based on his posts.  Haven't spooled it yet.  I've got 15# Sufix 832 Ghost on one reel.  Jury is still out on it.  Maybe a little too soft?  I do like the 30# I have on a baitcast reel.

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Well I guess I picked a good time to get back on here.  Thanks new2BC4bass for remembering my setup.

 

First the best way to save money using braid is this. Go to Walmart and purchase a 330 yard spool of good old Stren original monofilament. It costs $6.99 per spool, or $ 0.021 per yard of line. Since most baitcaster hold about 150 yards of line then fill the reel with about 75 yards of mono backing. This gives you several advantages. The braid will not spin on the spool, if you tie the mono on with a good knot. Secondly the mono will give a good surface to lay the braid on (be sure to spool the mono on tightly to avoid the braid from digging in)

Now go buy a spool of your favorite braid.  I will use the Power Pro 30 pound test in a 150 yard spool on Walmart's website for an example. It is listed on their website for $12.84 for the 150 yards. That is $0.085 per yard. If you spool 75 yards on your reel you will spend a total of $6.38 for the braid and $1.58 for the mono.  Now I doubt you can cast farther than 75 yards so you will never need more braid on your reel than the 75 yards. I have had a couple of big blue cats and stripers pull enough line that the line to backing knot easily slipped out my guides but they would never break the mono ( this is the exact reason I choose 14 pound Stren mono). I have total confidence in this setup.  Now lets say you have a total disaster and have to cut out a BAD backlash. You only waste 75 yards of braid and some mono.  Respool and go fish.  

 

Now for my favorite braid on a spinning reel. I have 6 spinning reels for my self and my wife and all are spooled up with the same mono in 14 pound test ( drop to 8 pound if you are fishing really light setups) Then fill it with Berkley Original FireLine in 14 pound test (it is equal to 6 pound test mono in diameter).  I often add a 5 foot Halo or copoly leader,

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