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Preferred Punching/Frog Braid?

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I need some help on this one.  I know line is based a lot on preference and environmental elements. I finally have a dedicated heavy pitching/frog rod.  I tried Sufix 832 50 lb. in camo and its very stiff, highly visible and it's very hard to walk my normal frogs.  I've used 20 lb. suffix 832 for inshore for a long time and love it except that it does fade quickly. At 20lb. it doesn't seem to stiff. I also use 30lb 832 on a couple of my casters and it's ok-I does tend to bite into the spool.   I tried spiderwire and didn't like the coating, feel, and had a lot of casting issues (both spin and casting).  I have also used the original power pro 4 carrier 50lb and I liked how soft and easy it was to cast but it was very noisy thru the guides, lost color fast, retained water (mist would fly off the line when I casted), and I felt like I was casting a rope.  Base on what I can figure out maybe I would like the power pro maxcuratro or sunline fx2?

I hope to find a line that is:

-somewhat limp 

-doesn't have a ton of coating

-quieter

-decent abrasion resistance

-holds color longer

 

Maybe I'm looking for a unicorn?

 

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Daiwa for punching, original PP for frogs.

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Almost all braid is stiff in the higher pound tests when it is new.  Honestly go throw some musky lures around for a few hours and it's all broken in for you...  

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Had some original spiderwire 65# in my garage since God knows when. 10 years maybe? Works great for frogs. I dont think the bass is going to mind seeing it. Maybe tighten up your brakes a little more? Maybe a little more practice walking the frog or a faster tipped rod?

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I use 50 lb Seaguar Smackdown for frogs. It’s limp,quiet, and holds its color well.

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I've been using J braid x8 in 50 and 65lb the last 2 seasons for froggin and have no problems at all. 

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1 hour ago, LonnieP said:

I use 50 lb Seaguar Smackdown for frogs. It’s limp,quiet, and holds its color well.

 

I just began using the smackdown braid this summer for froggin..As Lonnie said, it is those things..

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Smackdown is great stuff, just don’t touch rocks with it.

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Power pro super slick is the quietest braid I’ve found.. and I fish alot of braid

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9 hours ago, flyfisher said:

Kastking makes a good braid as well. 

Not really

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Berkley x5 or x9 whichever carrier count you prefer

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Sufix 832 is awesome. Tuff line domin8 is also. All braid fades. That why they make permanent markers.

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11 hours ago, umckibben said:

Not really

works fine for me with frogging and any other braid application i have used it for and the price is decent as well.  '

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4 minutes ago, flyfisher said:

works fine for me with frogging and any other braid application i have used it for and the price is decent as well.  '

I agree with you. I am using 10# for my ned setup and 50# for froggin, No issues

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The suffix is probably the best of the ones mentioned.  I've used spiderwire for years with no issues and my buddy swears by power pro. As stated they're all stiff when new. I personally like braid better after a few trips when it has faded some and become much softer. 

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So, everyone knows black/dark baits show up better in stained/murky water. Or in low light conditions. So why are people always wanting their braid to be black. Why do people use Sharpies on it when it fades? Doesn't that just make the line more visible? 

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1 hour ago, NorthernBasser said:

So, everyone knows black/dark baits show up better in stained/murky water. Or in low light conditions. So why are people always wanting their braid to be black. Why do people use Sharpies on it when it fades? Doesn't that just make the line more visible? 

If you fish in weeds a green marker helps it blend.black fades to grey which blends also. I think faded line stands out worse as I can see it better. I do it more for the pleasure of not looking at faded line.dont really feel the fish care.

 

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