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this is the second year I have been using suffix braid and I am confused. I went all last season absolutly loving the stuff. now this season I am ready to switch back to power pro, heres whats going on. I am using 14# and about every 10 hook sets or so when I set I break the line about 10 feet back from the lure. I have checked the guides on my rod and they are fine. I don't recall this happening at all last season. is the line old it is the same stuff I had on last year how often do you need to change braid. I still have one reel spooled with power pro that is going on 3 years with no issues. any ideas should I just switch back to power pro?

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Is your drag buttoned down?  What kind of lure/hook are you using?  Are you using a "Bill Dance" hookset?  

14# braid is pretty light stuff.  Remember that it has almost no stretch to it.  If your trying to set the hook as hard as you can, I would expect to break off.  Or is your using thick hooks.  Personally I wouldn't used 14# braid for anything more than a small mosquito dropshot hook.

BTW... As far as I know, suffix does not make 14# braid... you might want to double check what # test your using.   :-/

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I had the same problem with 20# Sufix I have. After 1 year on my spinning rod it's like it got weak and broke easily in the middle of the line. I took mine off and flipped it and it works fine. I have some older 30# that is holding up fine though so I figured it was a fluke.

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if your t-rigging ive also noticed my weight rubbing pretty bad after a while, just check your weights aren't nicking your line up

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Braid.   ::)

I think the stuff is only good for sewing up holes in lawn tarps.  Gotta use backing.  Gotta use a leader.  Braid is the biggest PITA product on the fishing market.  

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I recently just put 50lb Suffix back on my flipping stick after a buddy had an issue with Power Pro ruining his rod but I don't use jigs all that much and had some leftover.  I think the Alconite guides on my Big Show Flipping Stick are gonna be okay, the other was an Extreme with Hardloys.  When I was using it before I never had any problems with it.  How was the reel stored, what type of area are you fishing, rocks reek havoc on braid.

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I dont set the hook too hard I have been using nothing but braid for a couple years now and have adapted, I use kind of a short, sharp snap of the rod that has always worked fine. I cant stand the stretch and lack of sensitivity with mono. maybe the line is just old. I guess I am not sure on the poundage I will have to look into that. I like to use a smaller line weight because I feel it gives me an increased casting distance.

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solve all your problems with fireline braid.

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I may have to give it a try. I'll try anything once, well almost anything. :)

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The fireline braid didnt feel too bad, still testing it out. As for a nice light braid go with 20#, its as thin as 6# but heavy enough so the wind doesnt blow it all over. My dad had 10# braid and it was such a pain, it would just get tangled on everything.

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I have had no problem with PP or Suffix.

I use 15 or 20# for saltwater and my target species run 15#+, 20mph winds typical here in Florida.

Freshwater 10# PP, pulls them out of the heaviest cover. same line on a couple of reels going on 2 years.

Open to try anything new but haven't had the reason to.

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