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ive read that most braid loses its color or turns colors etc is their one certain brand that doesn,t...also can this affect your reel or rod.....ive read some revies on spiderwire;s camo version that it maintains its color ? just interested ,,,,,also whats the del with it digging in and whats best way to stop it ,,,use mono backing ? or ive heard some use tape ?

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I've found that, given time, most braids will lose some color.  Solution.....just re-color the last few feet of braid with a big sharpie marker.  And yes, you want to put some mono backing onto the spool before the braid, you don't have to use too much.  Just use a blood knot, or another similar knot to connect them.

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digging in is caused by pulling against a snag which causes braid to dig into itself.this is solved by using a round smooth braid.the best is berkley's new fireline braid.braid on a baitcaster should be at least 12/50.i use 14/65 and 15/80.these are the same diameters as mono lines you would use.the thicker line helps prevent digging.save thin braids for spinning.

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When I first started using Fireline (Spectra) years ago, I was worried about the "frizzing" of the line near the bait, after many casts. I wrote the company and inquired as to whether or not this was detrimental (decreasing strength) and if I should re-tie more often. Their response to me was that this "frizzing" was just the coating they apply to the fibers and that it in no way decreased the strength or performance of the line. Further, they said that this design feature actually decreased the underwater visibility of the line!

Who knew!? :)

I still use Fireline to this day and have never been disappointed in it.

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Treating your braided lines with KVD Line and Lure will help it retain its natural color.

Since I started using it, I havent noticed my lines fading at all.  The product also seems to keep the braid from getting those little frayed strands.

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The fading of color is almost imperceptible with yellow braid, and it is imperceptible with white braid. Those are my favorite two colors (because of visibility). However, if it bothers you, before you discard the line, take all the line off the spool and tie your mono backing to the faded end - the old switcharoo. Now it's almost like you're fishing with brand-new braid.

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You should hope it looses its color......

Less visability under water.

The better question is, when braid looses its color, is it weakened and is it time for it to be changed??

ajr

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Don't worry about it.  The fish don't seem to care what how colorful your braid is. 8-)

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also kind of confused ,,lets say i buy the cam spider wire ,,,where im leading,,,, i would definitly ger 30lb 8 diameter ,,,,,what exact leader would you all use ?

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Try P-Line CFX Fluorocarbon Leader Material. Something in 8 to 12# will match well with the 30/8 braid.  If you are fishing heavy weed cover, tie direct.

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that was exact one i wanted cause i use p-line and when i looked at the leader your talkng about on basspro website i could not figure out which size would be best for the 30lb 8lb dia spiderwire ,,,if you had that exact line in spiderwire please tell me exactly which you would buy in this leader,,, they only list the diameer in mm i believe ?

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Well, I generally use braid in 50, 65, and 80# size.  For the most part, 12# Leader works fine, when I use a leader.  When I am fishing in spring, in areas where there are LARGE Northern Pike, I up the leader to 40#, to prevent big (10 lb. +) Pike from stealing my baits.

In a general sense, you want to keep the diameter of your mainline and leader similar - makes for a strong Uni to Uni connection.  If you are going to use lines with more than "three hops" in line size, say like 12# FC leader on 20# braid, then an improved Allbright knot will work, or you can use a Spider Hitch to double the smaller line.

For your 30/8 line, I'd get a spool of 10# CFX, and just fish it.

As I said before, if all you're doing is throwing into weeds, skip the leader, unless you are having trouble getting lighter baits down with just the braid - Fluoro sinks.

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I don't notice much if any fading with Suffix Performance Braid.  When I used Power Pro, it faded quite a bit and frayed somewhat after a period of time.  

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my braid apps will be for piching flipping milfoil or froggig milfoil and pads ,, and pitching cypress trees  so only thing i even might need a leader for is open wter carolina rigging ? would i get away with 8lb mono ,,,, and should i assume the shorter the leader length the stronger it will be ?

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