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hi guys, i was planning on swapping out my spider wire mono,and going with a braided line . Was planning on using either spider wire Ez braid, or Fireline. Would either of these work good on a spinning reel? Also how much backing should i plan on using?

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Lots of people swear by power pro on spinning rods. I use fireline (3lb dia, 8 lb test) on the rod I use for smaller jigs and the like for smallies. It works pretty good.

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I just switched my spinning reel over to braided and I am using Power Pro.  It comes with compression tape witch is one of the methods Power pro recommends you use.

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I use about 1/2 spool of mono for backing on spinning gear, baitcasting gear, and spincasting gear. For bass fishing, the rest of the spool of super line is enough and you get several line changes with each spool purchase. Any super line is better than any mono as far as manageability.

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Will be trying some Sufix Performance Braid on my spinning reels in the next couple of weeks. I have used Daiwa Samurai for a little while-so far, no serious problems. It is very soft and manageable, but very pricey! If the Sufix handles well, I may use more of that. I may try some Fireline as well.

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I just made the switch from spiderwire 12lbs mono to PowerPro 30lbs braid (8lbs diameter equivalent) a couple weeks ago.  I love using the braid.  I left about 7 yards of the mono on the spool and connected them with a uni to uni knot.  It has worked great.

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I occasionally use Suffix 30# on my Stradic 2500 with no problems.  I would recommend either Suffix or Powerpro, I personally don't care for Spiderwire or Fireline but that is just my opinion.

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powerpro is one of the best braids along with sufix.the diawa stuff is just to ridiculously priced.

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I am partial to Power Pro braid on my reels. I tried some Fireline in 10lb and had some issues with the knots holding, and the line itself was kind of stiff. Power Pro is much softer, and knots hold better. The color fades after a while, but who cares.

Also, depending on your reel, you may be able to change how the line is wound onto the spool so that it casts better and has less chance of backlash. Check your reel's instructions. My Shimano Symetre 2500 and 4000's can be adjusted for braid.I haven't tried it yet though.

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I used 14# Fireline for a few years, then switched to 15# Power Pro because the Fireline just wasn't casting as well as I thought it should.

Also how much backing should i plan on using?

That's your call. My personal practice is to use enough mono backing so that the spool will be filled with 50-60 yards of the braid, more than adequate for bass fishing. I feel using more would just be a waste.

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