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Has anyone tried it yet? I know it's super new but was thinking it would be good for crank baits... little streatch but really small dia. I love the regular performance braid just braids so dang expensive to buy and then toss

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i myself would not buy it . i would just use a leader of mono or co-poly for a shock leader . and 150 yards for 20 bucks is a little steep when i can spend 5 bucks more and get 300 yards of power pro  :)

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i myself would not buy it . i would just use a leader of mono or co-poly for a shock leader . and 150 yards for 20 bucks is a little steep when i can spend 5 bucks more and get 300 yards of power pro :)

I hear ya on the cost. but if it works well that's no prob. Leaders get to be annoying for me all that tying knots and stuff... I don't personally like them... It's also a confidence thing for me... the whole weakest link in the chain thing. I'm sure they are fine but for me I like to not use them if i can get away with it.

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When I'm throwing cranks with braid , I just loosen my drag , I have had no adverse effects doing this.

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I use 15 lb powerpro with my crankbaits.  I throw them on a medium light rod that has plenty of give.  I have never had an issue loosing fish with this setup.  I have had a few bent hooks however.  Not sure if it was due to the braid or hooking a log.  I landed a nice 6 1/4 pound bass and a 5 pounder with no issues.  I know the "experts" will tell you not to fish braid and crankbaits but it works for me.

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I use 15 lb powerpro with my crankbaits. I throw them on a medium light rod that has plenty of give. I have never had an issue loosing fish with this setup. I have had a few bent hooks however. Not sure if it was due to the braid or hooking a log. I landed a nice 6 1/4 pound bass and a 5 pounder with no issues. I know the "experts" will tell you not to fish braid and crankbaits but it works for me.

I use braid on one of mine, too.  Lighter braid on lighter spinning and casting rigs can be very useful for fishing light cranks around light weedcover.  I think a lot of people may be overlooking this.  If you compensate with a rod with plenty of give, like a M/M or ML/F, you will still have excellent hookup ratios with braided line crankbait fishing.

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So how exactly can this line provide the sensitivity of braid with the stretch of monofilament???

Isn't the reason that braid is more sensitive because there is no stretch?

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Awesome, Dacron, like my Papa used.  I see this line as a big deal for walleye trollers, not so much for bass, but who knows.  Might work nice for cranking.

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My son bought a spool of the 20lb Sufix Stretch Braid for his spinning reel to use for smallies. So far he likes it. Right out of the box it is softer and more supple than the regular Sufix, and casts beautifully with no knots or tangles... certainly a plus on spinning equipment. Knot strength seems to be good also.

To be honest, I can hardly detect any stretch at all... but I guess it's there? Time will tell on how it holds up.

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BUMP.

Any more reviews? I kinda dig the idea of a very low-stretch line. Anyone use this for single hook applications like jigs or T-rigs or C-rigs?

I'm thinking of trying it for my weedless hudds.

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just use a lower drag setting and softer rod.if you use a snap with the cranks one spooling of the reel will last 2 to 3 seasons which makes braid cheaper.

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Zero stretch is not always desirable in every fishing situation, and it is also not the ONLY attribute that braid improves upon other lines. Small diameter, high break strength are big time attributes, that may not matter as much in bass fishing, but are huge in trout and salmon realms.

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Zero stretch is not always desirable in every fishing situation, and it is also not the ONLY attribute that braid improves upon other lines. Small diameter, high break strength are big time attributes, that may not matter as much in bass fishing, but are huge in trout and salmon realms.

Very true indeed. I've been playing with the new Nanofil in 2# test for crappie. And in this case, the "no-stretch" aspect is very beneficial to detect finicky biters like crappie and big yellow perch. Probably not so much a big consideration with big 'gills or bass though. And this attribute could even be detrimental with some presentation (i.e.: crankbaiting).

I am finding out that everything is a compromise however and no one product is best for everyone. The way I look at it, try a little bit of everything and settle on what works best for you.

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