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I've always fished 6 or 8 lb test monofilament for bass.  I have used braid for saltwater fishing but never in fresh.  I have a friend who swears by it which has made me curious.  Which kinds of braid do you guys prefer?  The main pond I fish is very clear water (so stealth is key) but I also fish some that are stained/murky.

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I'm a big fan of power pro.i use 10#test in the green color and i use it in the crystal clear strip mine pits  that i mainly fish and have no problem catching fish on it.

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I use power pro and love it.. no problems with it yet.

Ditto. I'm sure the Suffix Braid is quality stuff as well.

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I've always fished 6 or 8 lb test monofilament for bass. I have used braid for saltwater fishing but never in fresh. I have a friend who swears by it which has made me curious. Which kinds of braid do you guys prefer? The main pond I fish is very clear water (so stealth is key) but I also fish some that are stained/murky.

The Fireline is about the best in the american stuff....want even better? Japanese stuff..Daiwa Samurai for one.

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fireline braid.powerpro is a 4 strand and sufix is a 6 fireline is an 8 strand and is much smoother.diawa is even smotther but is to limp imho causing to many wind knots.

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Do you think I should go with something like 10lb braid the diameter of 4lb mono, or will it not hurt to go heavier?  I am about to purchase an Abu garcia revo S (my 4th abu yet, but my first low profile reel) which can hold 140 yards of 12lb test.  I am usually really big on hiding my hooks/line from fishing in clear water, so I was wondering how light I should go on the braid.  Thanks for the responses!

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With baitcasting equipment the 10# mono equivelent diameter superlines would be your best mid range choice. In most brands that is 50# test.

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Power Pro or Suffix.

X2 I think I like the Sufix a bit better but, there are both great braids!

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I use Power-Pro and IT'S GREAT AND MADE IN THE US! I havent used the Sufix but I like their mono. Dont even waste the money on Fireline, its snapped on the cast after it buried down in the spool after a hookset! Several lost lures because of the Fireline Crystal. >:)  I never had that happen with Power-Pro

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I use spinning exclusively and my choice of line will not work for baitcasting. I have tried spiderwire and fireline and found them too stiff.  There are so many variables it boils down to what you are most comfortable with. After I found "Spectra" (50# test- about 12# dia.) by Izorline (actually a saltwater line) I use it on all my reels for all baits. It is limp and I love it. No problem breaking off and a 2 year life of use. Stealth?..I catch as many as my BC mono line buddies. So much for visibility.

Izorline Spectra Fishing Line

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Why do you think 50/12 wouldn't work on a baitcaster?

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I use 65lb (12lb diameter) suffix for my pitching and flipping and frogs. I personally like it better than the fireline. Fireline feels like thick dental floss to me, real waxy.

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Wow.  I am new to braid and these numbers like 50 and 65lb test are just blowing my mind, haha!  I've NEVER broken off a bass with 8lb mono, and my biggest bass was just over 7 pounds.

The only times I have used braid (maybe 40 or 50 lb) were for offshore bottom fishing, so I could pack more line on the reel.  More importantly, there is hardly any stretch in the line so I can feel a bite instantly in 250+ feet of water.

Do you guys go overkill on braid simply for it's resistance to abrasion?  or do you choose it so that you can catch other fish besides bass?

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I'll make my usual pitch for Diawa Samuri braid.

55lb, and if I use a leader, it's 12lb youzuri..the diameter of the 55lb samuri is the same as 10lb mono. So if you use a lower rated braid, the leader would also have to be lower, IF you try and match the the 2 lines diameter, which some guys like to..

As for abrasion, it isn't that great when you get into rocks..but it great for horsing out big bass from tullies ect.  :)

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