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What size braid should I try on my spinning reel?

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I have a 300 size spinning reel that I want to give braid a try one. I probably will be going with 832 Sufix braid for this. Mostly going to use it for finesse stuff like wacky rigging or T-rigging Senkos, shaky heads, possibly some straight down vertical fishing too. What pound test should I go with for this?

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Curious on this as well, thinking about putting it on one of my 2500 Stradics Ci4+ reels I use for weightless Senkos. It currently has Yo-zuri hybrid, 6lb. It works great so I don't really know why I want to change for the spring, but maybe braid has some advantages? If I go braid it will be a bright green color. 

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Once you try braid on your spinning gear you’ll never turn back. I’d go with either 10# or 15#. My dropshot rod has 10 my weightless plastics/everything else finesse rod has 15. The convenience of switching leader size according to what your doing and the castability of braid alone are worth it. Not to mention if you go with a bright color it makes visually identifying those super light bites so easy. 

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I have never tried Sufix, but I have found that PowerPro braid is good and it isn't expensive. It's about $13-$16. I use 25-15 pound braid on my spinning rods.

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I use 20# PowerPro Slick 8 on 3 of my 2500 reels for my dropshot, tube and shakey head rods and that size works well for me. Going to try 15# Slick 8 V2 on another dropshot rod.  

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I use 832. It's much stronger than stated(more so than other brands). 10# will handle most everything. I use 6-10# on different rigs.

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Suffix 832 Ghost at 10lbs. I use that for my wacky setup.

Got no issues hauling those potbellied ones !  

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I use 10lb power pro yellow

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I like 10 pound also. It’s plenty strong but not so strong you can’t break it off when you need too. For those of us who sometimes like to make long casts, 10 will cast farther than 15-25 pound test will.

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10# is what I use on a majority of my spinning rigs. I have some 20# on some I use for guide trips for folks to throw ploppers on, but it's overkill for anything lighter. 

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I don’t think I would use braid for the application you say your gunna use it for my personal preference is good copoly 12# 

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Gliss 18lb on the majority with leaders as necessary.   I do still have a few with 10lb Super 8 Slick.

 

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3 hours ago, Heartland said:

Gliss 18lb on the majority with leaders as necessary.   I do still have a few with 10lb Super 8 Slick.

 

I thought Gliss was going to be my new go to a few years ago but found it to be too fragile even at 24#. Granted I don't use a leader. Something between the 24 and the 40# may have changed my mind if they made it. The stuff cast amazingly far.

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10# on all my spinning reels.

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4 hours ago, The Bassman said:

I thought Gliss was going to be my new go to a few years ago but found it to be too fragile even at 24#. Granted I don't use a leader. Something between the 24 and the 40# may have changed my mind if they made it. The stuff cast amazingly far.

I fish it in some water that is heavily infested with zebra muscle, it frays like everything else,  but seems to hold up about like other lines I have tried.  Using a good FC leader seems to really make a lot of difference in its usability.  I just keep an eye on it and trim and re-tie as often as necessary.  Love the dia. and the way it casts.

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I run 10lb 832 on all my set ups because I got a really good deal on a bulk spool of it.

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all of my spinning reels have 15# yellow power pro braid with a fluoro leader. I'll never go back to straight fluoro unless i'm throwing a spybait and need straight 6# test

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I'm starting to like the Suffix better than Power Pro.  I have four working spinning rods in the boat.  Two with ten and two with eight.  The eight I use for Neds and other smaller presentations and the ten usually gets ten and twelve pound leader.

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I use 18# Gliss with leader on all my spinning rods.   

I will acknowledge that sharp rocks and mussels are not a major concern for where I fish. 

Gliss was not a good option walleye fishing in Ontario, even with a leader.  

Wood and 'well-worn' rocky areas aren't hard on it.  The castability, manageability,  and sensitivity are unmatched,  IMO

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Be aware 10# 832 is 4# mono equivalent.  I don't know how much line your reel holds, but a Mitchell 300PRO holds 210 yard of 10# mono.  Use plenty of backing to save yourself a ton of money.

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I agree with those advocating 10-15.  20 pound with most braids will cost some distance.

 

I just tried Hitena 21pound test and it is great stuff, but expensive.  It is only .006 inch diameter and casts like the lighter pound tests i've used.

 

I don't use any mono, hybrid, or FC on spin, exc for FC leaders.  The biggest improvement in sensitivity one can make if they are using mono or FC is to switch to braid, any braid.  Much more improvement than rod sensitivity, in most cases.

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10#. I tried 8# once, but it didn't give any noticeable casting distance and it just didn't seem to hold up as well over time.

 

I'm glad to see so many people using light line in this thread. I've noticed people in this forum saying they're using like 30# without a leader, and I see a lot of heavy line in my fishing hole, and I get snagged on a lot of it too. I was beginning to think using heavier line was a new trend.

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10# 

40 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

Be aware 10# 832 is 4# mono equivalent.  I don't know how much line your reel holds, but a Mitchell 300PRO holds 210 yard of 10# mono.  Use plenty of backing to save yourself a ton of money.

in "diameter", not "strength":yes:

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I use 10 pound Power Pro on almost every spinning combo, a few have 15.  150 yds of 10lb PP goes for $13 at walmart.  10# pp has a 2lb mono diameter.  As mentioned previously, use a backing of cheap mono or whatever you have around.

 

I also use a leader of maxima ultragreen or some type of flouro depending on the technique and water clarity.  You can get away with straight braid on topwater with something like a plopper, but for any other finesse fishing, i'd recommend a 6-12lb leader. 

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