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I run suffix 832. I think it has great strength strong yet soft enough to tie with. Its color does run at first. 
 

I love masterbraid. I run that on my casting musky set ups. Super soft and strong. Holds water more than 832 though. I just don’t like the price point of it for bass fishing. 

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I’ve been pleased with Sufix 832. About on par with Power Pro. Difference has been negligible so far. 

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Smoother than 832 and lower diameter in comparison. Nothing bad at all to say about 832, I just tried something new.  For finesse,  I was able to go from 6# 832, to 8# X9.  Higher break strength with an even smaller diameter. 

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3 minutes ago, dave said:

Smoother than 832 and lower diameter in comparison. Nothing bad at all to say about 832, I just tried something new.  For finesse,  I was able to go from 6# 832, to 8# X9.  Higher break strength with an even smaller diameter. 

sounds like I could do better with X9 then. Might have to order it on line, moss green might be hindering me a bit ?

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I've used everything except Cortland.  Can't go wrong with Sufix or X9.  Flip a coin.  I will say that I've used Sufix much longer than X9 so I can say that I fish at least weekly when the water isn't frozen and Sufix stays on my reels for at least two seasons and usually three without any issues at all.  I've not tried that with X9 yet.  I would expect the same, however. 

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Just now, BigAngus752 said:

I've used everything except Cortland.  Can't go wrong with Sufix or X9.  Flip a coin.  I will say that I've used Sufix much longer than X9 so I can say that I fish at least weekly when the water isn't frozen and Sufix stays on my reels for at least two seasons and usually three without any issues at all.  I've not tried that with X9 yet.  I would expect the same, however. 

think I should go with a brown line ? The Spider wire gets frayed easy on branches and wood. 

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I really like suffix 832. Not that I prefer it to any other brands, I just got some years ago and it worked perfectly for my finesse rigs. No real reason to switch if Ive had no issues. Hi viz yellow 8, 10, 12, and 15 pound..

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X9 is nice for moving baits that are fished up in the water column. It's smooth but it isn't very abrasion resistant IME. 832 is king for bottom contact, and fishing heavy cover. 

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Lots of 832 folks here, myself included. It's the consistency plus working properties for me. It ties knots nicely and stays very smooth. Very consistent from spool to spool. I use the coastal camo and color bleed isn't such an issue.

I haven't used any of those others mentioned by OP but I hear good things about the x9. I landed on the 832 after trying probably 7 or 8 others. It's the only one that didn't give me any reasons to keep searching for better.

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13 hours ago, biggin said:

If you had to choose Berkley X9, Sufix 832, Kastking kast pro, Cortland Master braid over spider wire what one would you choose ? And why.

None of the above.

 

I use ONLY Hercules no fade braid 

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Another vote for Sufix 832 here.  I used to primarily use Power Pro but they were out one day so someone suggested 832 and I tried it.  I have used it since.  You can quite often find it on sale too.

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Not in your choices but power pro v2 slick for me. I've yet to find a braid as supple for same line diameter. Let's me go with heavier line without sacrificing how the bait can move and how well it casts. 

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13 hours ago, biggin said:

Sufix 832

If I have to choose in that list 832 will be my choice.

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2 hours ago, Functional said:

Not in your choices but power pro v2 slick for me. I've yet to find a braid as supple for same line diameter. Let's me go with heavier line without sacrificing how the bait can move and how well it casts. 

I used Spider wire 15 pound moss green braided, so when you say "how the bait can move" the pro v2 is supple. More flexible ? Certain braided line doesn't jig the bait more naturally and does color matter ? I read also on TW reviews that they have line breaks, one guy has knot breaks another great knot strength on a leader. But any body knows that line should be scrapped if it frays. Do you power pro users have strong fraying resistant line ? And is conditioner needed ? The spider wire has wax on it but after awhile comes off. 

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32 minutes ago, biggin said:

exploring options, tired of wasting money.

That's why I settled on the Hercules no fade.

 

4 or 8 strand, never fades, and works like braid should for less $ than braids that turn white after one trip.

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looking 

6 minutes ago, CrashVector said:

That's why I settled on the Hercules no fade.

 

4 or 8 strand, never fades, and works like braid should for less $ than braids that turn white after one trip.

looking for brownish line, didn't see any brown line on thier website

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54 minutes ago, biggin said:

looking 

looking for brownish line, didn't see any brown line on thier website

They sell brown.  I buy it from Amazon.

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