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Hey guys I was wondering what the best brand of braid is. I am currently using Suffix Performance braid right now. Is there a difference in each brand and if so does it affect anything like sensitivity or strength?

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I think the answers you will get is that the best is whatever each angler has chosen as his favorite.

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My favorite is Seaguar Smackdown.

 

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powerpro is my go to line...almost bought the Seaguar smackdown but they didn't have the test I wanted..so back to powerpro

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The Sufix Performance braid you are using is a fine braid.  I have used it for years along with others and never had any complaints.  Just about any brand of braid mentioned on these "best" threads will be a good product.

 

For someone to give you a fact-supported opinion on the best braid he or she would have had to try and analyze every one on the market.  Right?  :)  

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2 hours ago, OnthePotomac said:

I think the answers you will get is that the best is whatever each angler has chosen as his favorite.

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52 minutes ago, senile1 said:

The Sufix Performance braid you are using is a fine braid.  I have used it for years along with others and never had any complaints.  Just about any brand of braid mentioned on these "best" threads will be a good product.

 

For someone to give you a fact-supported opinion on the best braid he or she would have had to try and analyze every one on the market.  Right?  :)  

Sufix Performance is the first braid I bought.  Fades fairly quickly, but that doesn't affect performance of the braid.  Was on vacation when I had to change it.  Had to go to regular PowerPro as that was all Walmart had.  Original PP is noisier thru the guides, but works just as good otherwise.  If you want a braid that is thinner per size, then one possibility is Daiwa Samurai.  However, it may not be quit as strong as other braids with larger diameters.

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Its about like saying which pickup truck is best. Everyone has a preference. I personally like power pro slick 8 and suffix 832 and will never own another ford as long as i live. 

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Suffix 832, but we already knew that now didn't we class! 

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Try going off of diameter instead of pound rating, that is when you will find the differences between braids.

 

For example, Seaguar smack down in 10lb is .005" diameter while sufix 832 in 10lb is .008"

Sufix 10lb will actually brake around 30lb while the seaguar will brake around its stated lb rating.

 

Another example-

Check the mm differences and lb ratings going off of mm.

https://www.rapala.com/sufix/braid/832-advanced-superline/832-advanced-superline/832+Advanced+Superline.html

https://sufix.fishing/products/832-advanced-superline

 

Basically I use .006" for my spinning reels and .008" for my baitcasters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suffix 832

Seaguar smackdown

PP super slick 8

PP original

Daiwa samurai 

Daiwa J braid X4

Daiwa J braid X8

 

Any of those are just fine. 

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Conversely , I had some first generation Kansen #8 lb. braid you had to baby or it would break below the rating ... In #5 lb. through #15 lb. I have liked Power Pro in Hi - Vis Yellow .

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Smackdown is IMHO the best, J Braid coming in at second, and Power Pro coming in at third.

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On 1/31/2018 at 1:15 PM, ThatredneckguyJamie said:

powerpro is my go to line...almost bought the Seaguar smackdown but they didn't have the test I wanted..so back to powerpro

You got lucky and saved money. Havent figured out what smackdown possesses that makes it a premium priced line other than its name brand. Gamma Torque is a better braid at nearly half the cost. 

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I recently picked up some 832 to try this season for the first time. Started out using Spider wire stealth Braid but have been using PP the last few years and have zero complaints. It's really about preference I think once you get in to the top brands.

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VICIOUS no fade braid is my go to.

 

Thin for LB rating , no bleed and it cast great.

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Honestly, all four carrier braids are pretty good.  You'll be using a break strength well higher than what you'd actually need.  It comes down to what prefer as far as how it handles and it's limpness.  Some have more body, like Power Pro, while Suffix is softer and limper.

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I usually use the Daiwa J-Braid x8. It seems to be a great bang for the buck. For some really heavy lines I may consider Power Pro Maxcuatro though because it's more abrasion resistant.

 

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832

Gamma Torge

smackdown.......are all top braids

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It, all brands, as stated above, are acceptable.

 

It is going to boil down to your confidence in the braid and how much you want to pay for it.

 

I know two pros who use Gamma Torque. Of course, they get it for free. It is excellent line.

 

Costly, but an excellent braid.

 

Just go with any brand you would like to try and give it a go this season. You can change to another brand if the first one you select does not meet your expectations.

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There is no best.  There's a lot of opinions about what people like, for various reasons, but there is no best.

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