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Favorite Braid For Frogging & Flipping ?

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I just got a new Dobyns Sierra 735 mated to a new Daiwa Fuego CT 8:1 reel that I plan to use for frogging and flipping (VMC Tokyo Rig) . What brand braid , pound test and color do you recommend for the above set up / applications ? I'm thinking either #50 lb. or #65 lb. , either in 4 strand or 8 strand and most likely green in color . I am lead to believe that 4 strand braid (although noisier coming through rod guides) is preferred for slicing through weeds better and is tougher than 8 strand braid - but I could be wrong ... Your thoughts ?

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That's what they say but I never had a problem with 8 strand braids. There are plenty of good ones out there.Tuff line domin8 is my fav. 

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I use 50# original Power Pro for frogs and 80# for punching. 

Never had a break off at the knot or line but I'm constantly checking both. 

 

Never tried an 8 strand as I've never had a reason too. 

 

 

 

 

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I have sunline fx2 frogging and flipping braid in 65 and 80. They're 2 tone, blue and black. They work great. 

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35 minutes ago, Diggy said:

I have sunline fx2 frogging and flipping braid in 65 and 80. They're 2 tone, blue and black. They work great. 

Maybe the 65# is better but I've had break off issues with the 50# of this line... I also find it noisy through guides too.

 

I'm going back to Sufix 832 this season. This one has never failed me.

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The last few years I simply buy whatever braid is on clearance some place and I rarely have issues with any of the major brands. I still like Power Pro and Tuf Line braids, but I have purchased Sunline, Daiwa etc...It all seems good to me, I used to use 832 and it was a good line. 

 

Tuf Line is a good line and usually priced really competitive. Plus its made in the USA which is kind of nice.

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I use Sufix and PowerPro 65 lb.  A lot of places I fish have thick slop and a lot have tons of lily pads.  

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4 hours ago, ResoKP said:

Maybe the 65# is better but I've had break off issues with the 50# of this line... I also find it noisy through guides too.

 

I'm going back to Sufix 832 this season. This one has never failed me.

You are right, Suffix is great. I have that neon colored 832 on a few reels also. No complaints, very smooth line.

 

I  have Daiwa J-Braid which I like, it just bleeds die everywhere in the 8 carrier version which was on sale at DSG.

 

To be honest my most purchased like is USA braid from Walmart in Orange, it was Power Pro before that, I use a lot of brands. 

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I use 50lb Seaguar Smackdown for frogs

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50 pound Seaguar Smackdown is what I use.  Never had any problems with breakoffs, fading, fraying, or wind knots. This is simply amazing braided line!

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I'll be using Power Pro Spectra, 50# on my Fuego. Depending on how thick the weeds and slop are, you might want to go up to 65#.

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Power Pro, Suffix and Tuffline I only buy if any of them go on sale.  :) For frogging and the rare times I punch, I use 50lbs. 

 

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Thanks for the replies , since braid lasts awhile I'll look at a little higher quality braid (such as Seaguar Smackdown) otherwise good to know brands like PP , Tuff Line , etc. are being used .

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Sufix 832 50lb for frogging.  Three years now. 

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Another vote for Sunline FX2.  Been using it for some time now and still haven't found one I like better.

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The tried and true 50lb original power pro. Not the quietest line, but have NEVER broke this line unless it was my fault.

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Smackdown for frogs, flippin briad for flipping. I'd use Smackdown if I was going to use 1 for both. 

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I’m personally a Suffix and PP fan. I hear good things about smackdown though, can’t go wrong there

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I use 40-50lb old school power pro. 

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I have similar flipping and frogging set ups....Fuego CT's and Fury 735's. I use 50lb original Power Pro on them. 

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*I assume most of you are using a standard dark green braid line color for Frogging / flipping ?

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3 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

*I assume most of you are using a standard dark green braid line color for Frogging / flipping ?

I use power pro hi vis yellow.

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I believe it was Tom (WRB) that mentioned Fins.  I've got yellow 60# Original PRT on my dedicated frog reel.  May drop down to 50# next time line needs changing.  I have a hard time believing line color has any bearing on bites...especially in those conditions.  I like being able to see my line.

 

I just received samples of 3 other braids from Fins to try.  Windtamer, 40G and XS in various colors...blue, pink, hot orange, chartreuse and yellow.  Already had blue 45# 40G on a reel for using locally on my Toadface, but only managed to get out once with it before it got too cold for me to be out. 

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I use Daiwa Samurai Braid in 50lbs...

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