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I'm looking to pick up a spool of some braid for one of my topwater setups,  Can anyone recommend me a good brand to try out?

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If you'll take time to do a search , you'll find all kinds of braids that are quality lines.

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Can't say which is the best.  My bro-in-law swears by PowerPro.  I did a bit of research, and bought Sufix Performance.  Felt it was one of the better ones I could buy without spending a whole lotta moolah.

Was at Dick's a couple days ago.  The $15.99 spools of The Berkley Crystal and Fireline have a $7 rebate.  Might not be the best, but not a killer to find out.   :)

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Pm Dan. He has done pretty extensive research on different braid brands. He'll be able to answer your questions about most brands.

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

that was spearmint flavored dental floss. It's almost identical to FireLine but way cheaper.

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

that was spearmint flavored dental floss. It's almost identical to FireLine but way cheaper.

Wow, I've never thought of that.  Wonder if my dentist can get me 1000 yd. spools?

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

that was spearmint flavored dental floss. It's almost identical to FireLine but way cheaper.

Wow, I've never thought of that. Wonder if my dentist can get me 1000 yd. spools?

Do you think the spearmint flavor increase or decreases the number of strike you get, and should I use a FC leader?

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

that was spearmint flavored dental floss. It's almost identical to FireLine but way cheaper.

Wow, I've never thought of that. Wonder if my dentist can get me 1000 yd. spools?

Do you think the spearmint flavor increase or decreases the number of strike you get, and should I use a FC leader?

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

that was spearmint flavored dental floss. It's almost identical to FireLine but way cheaper.

Wow, I've never thought of that. Wonder if my dentist can get me 1000 yd. spools?

Do you think the spearmint flavor increase or decreases the number of strike you get, and should I use a FC leader?

I would go with a leader.  Dan wasn't using one and it took him about 14 hours to catch a fish.

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spearmint works best in the spring, unflavored works better in the summer and winter. Only use a leader with unflavored, using it with spearmint would defeat the purpose of the flavor because they couldn't taste it.

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I don't know what he's talking about. I've never used braid before...

That's a lie, you had 80 lb. Spiderwire braid on all of your Zebco 202's when we fished together last summer.

that was spearmint flavored dental floss. It's almost identical to FireLine but way cheaper.

Wow, I've never thought of that. Wonder if my dentist can get me 1000 yd. spools?

Do you think the spearmint flavor increase or decreases the number of strike you get, and should I use a FC leader?

I would go with a leader. Dan wasn't using one and it took him about 14 hours to catch a fish.

That's low Burley, real low. There was no grass in that lake... wth am I supposed to do with that?!?!

Oh, and btw, that one I caught was with one of Wayne's setups.

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spearmint works best in the spring, unflavored works better in the summer and winter. Only use a leader with unflavored, using it with spearmint would defeat the purpose of the flavor because they couldn't taste it.

Fish catching power-- Also leaves your rod guides minty fresh and cavity free!

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Power pro is by far the best braid. IMO though braid is LOUSY for topwaters with the exception of frogs. Braid just does something to the action because it doesn't have any give to it.

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Thanks for the few serious responses, but back on topic, has anyone used the Spiderwire Ultracast invisi-braid? anyone have any reviews?

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Thanks for the few serious responses, but back on topic, has anyone used the Spiderwire Ultracast invisi-braid? anyone have any reviews?

My grandpa who has used every braid since the old kevlar stuff only uses two kinds. The old Stren Superbraid, and PP. He spooled up with some Ultracast Invisi-braid when he didn't bring any of his own braid with him. Me and him neither one liked. Very prone to splitting and fraying, and it is almost sticky so casting isn't that great either.

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I did try that invisi braid, and couldn't stand it. I now use the Power Pro (50/12), and I like it.

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Power pro is by far the best braid. IMO though braid is LOUSY for topwaters with the exception of frogs. Braid just does something to the action because it doesn't have any give to it.

The "best"..? Matter of opinion.. :( I do agree about it not being all that great for topwater baits. Throw a 8" punker on a windy day..the line gets blown away too much to get a real action on the bait.. >:)

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