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ok so i am looking at getting some braid and i have some questions about it. what kind of braid is good but still fairly cheap? what type of baits work good, and wouldn he fish beable to see the braided line easire than like mono or floro?

thanks for any info.

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I'm pretty sure power pro is the top choice on the forum, no lighter than 30 #.  30# test braid is the same diameter as 8# test mono.    The superlines aren't cheap.  

Some people use braid for nearly everything.  I use it for fishing my larger jigs and any time I'm in real heavy cover.  

For less visibility you can color the last couple feet with a dark marker and/or use a fluorocarbon leader.

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imho sufix braid blows powerpro away.any place your gonna fish braid you won't need a leader.

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I am with Dodgeguy, Suffix is my braid of choice.

I fish braid 100% of the time on everything, tied direct. No leaders.

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I'm pretty sure power pro is the top choice on the forum, no lighter than 30 #.

I don't see why that should be. I've been using 15# and it suits my needs just fine.

I don't know if fish see braid easier than other lines, but I have enough confidence that I don't use a leader.

imho sufix braid blows powerpro away.
I am with Dodgeguy, Suffix is my braid of choice.

How about some specifics. In what ways do you feel Sufix is superior to Power Pro?

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smoother

less noise

rounder and doesn't dig as bad because of it

better quality control (i've had spools of powerpro where the line is not uniformly smooth through out)

less wind knots

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Where the heck did my post go?  :-?

Anyway, I like Stren Super Braid.  I've never had a problem with it, it's very smooth, and it holds its color.  

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I've been fishing Power-Pro braid with a fluro leader.  While on a recent fishing trip, a friend of mine introduced me to Berkley Fireline Crystal.  It is a white braid that is supposed to be translucent in water.  I bought my first reel today and spooled it on a couple of my reels.  If the line performs as advertised, I'll load it on all of my reels

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smoother

less noise

rounder and doesn't dig as bad because of it

better quality control (i've had spools of powerpro where the line is not uniformly smooth through out)

less wind knots

In addition Sufix doesn't fray like Powerpro.  

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I agree with PP being not so good. I've had nothing but color, knot fray, and general line fray with it.

Stren is a great line, but it is noisy, have not had one issue with it. Color does eventually come off, but it takes awhile. Kind of like a warning that the line has been in service long enough, trim off the line.

I love Stealth, but it tends to dig into the spool becouse of it's shape which can shorten casting distance sometimes. It is a great line to work with though.

No doubt I will have a spool of Suffix for next year to try out.

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smoother

less noise

rounder and doesn't dig as bad because of it

better quality control (i've had spools of powerpro where the line is not uniformly smooth through out)

less wind knots

In addition Sufix doesn't fray like Powerpro.

i forgot that part.

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Thanks for the info. I've been fairly satisfied with Power Pro, but it sounds like it would be worthwhile to try some Sufix next time.

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Get Sufix braid and be done with your problems and worries.  50# test for BC and 20-30# test for spinning gear.  It is very smooth, silky and quite compared to the other braided lines.

I always use a leader (5-7 feet) with a close diameter as the braid, except when fishing a Spro frog and jigs.  I connect with a blood knot.  Also, I wouldn't use straight braid for CB, unless you've got an extremely soft tip rod.  You will lose a few fish from time to time if you go this route.

I use a leader because that way you don't keep cutting into your expensive braid everytime you need to change out lures.  Also, if you C-rig with 50# test, the heavier braid paired with a lighter (say 12-14 test) leader will help save your swivel, beads, weights and some time too when you get snagged.

I wouldn't worry about line visibility too much.  I don't think LM bass are that line shy.  Maybe in gin clear water you might use a flouro. leader.  I use leaders, but not for visibility issues.

Cheers!

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Sufix is fantastic and you can not beat it for the price.  However the new Daiwa Samurai 8 strand braid blows it away.  Smoother, smaller diameter, but quite a bit more expensive....

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I use suffix.  The only time I use it without a leader is when i'm night fishing, or in heavy cover, basically when i'm not worried about fish seeing it.  I have been satisfied with suffix (50#) and have had no complaints.  I've been using the same spool for 4-5 months now and it is just now starting to loose it's color.

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