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Do you use it? Why or why not? If it increases sensitivity then why not always use it?

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I use it.  20lb braid.  Love the sensitivity.  Stick a fluoro leader on the end of it and I'm set.  All of my rods are braid with a fluoro leader now except my cranking rod.  It can get a bit blown around by the wind, but I've never really had an issue dealing with it.

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I use it all the time ,I don't have the problems with it on spinning reels like I did with mono.(A lot less twist.)

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most of the time i am using spinning gear im throwing a drop shot or a wackey rigged senko or even a fluke. Personally I am in love with suffix performance braid i use it on all my spinning gear except for drop shot. I feel it has better sensetivity and better control of bigger fish

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I like the sensitivity of braid and I use spinning tackle for skipping under docks and some other cover where 6-8lb line is risky.

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I like it based on the lack of twist.  Hate it's lack of abrasion resistance when fishing rock (which I fish 95% of the time). 

It's the only application where I actually like braid.

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I use braid on spinning. Two big reasons are its strength and incredible abrasion resistance to wood and other vegetation.

It's not without problems, but the pluses outweigh the minuses for me.

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I use 15 pound power pro on spinning gear with a medium graphite spinning rod with a fast action for jerkbaits like X - raps. It gives them a much better darting action than with mono.

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I fish nothing but braid on spinning, same line

( 15#pp) for 1# dink as a 40# tarpon, no twist, no windknots , plenty strong.

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I just started fishing braid on spinning gear. I bought 20lb PowerPro for use on a Loomis rod that I use for weightless soft plastics. The sensitivity of the line is incredible as compared to mono. I did have a LOT of knot problems however - perhaps because I filled the spool to the brim (like I would with mono) and I was getting knotting as the line came off the spool. I've removed some line and the knotting problem has now mostly gone away.

So far, I like the performance of the line overall but I'm still not ready to switch-over all my spinning gear from mono to braid - mostly due to cost. I've got a lot of spinning rigs and lots of mono on hand to feed them. Another factor for me is that all my water is REALLY clear - that brings up the issue of whether to always use a flouro or mono leader, or if I tie the braid direct to the bait will I be missing some potential bites...

I do like the idea of SirSnookalot's system however - 15lb PP should be good for everything !

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Great on light spinning gear, just tighten the drag and reel the fish in, never have to worry about breaking the line. 

In stained water I just tie a weightless plastic direct to the braid and catch lots of fish.

Daiwa 30# Samurai Braid, 2500 spinning reel, 6'8" ML rod.

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10 and 15lb powerpro on all my spinning rods, will never go back to mono.

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My reason for using light spinning is not horse them in but to play them, line choice is personal.  Tightening the drag down on those little 2 pounders may not break the line, but catch a hard fighter like blues, jacks or tarpon and they will break you off in heartbeat with your drag tighten down to much.  Catching fish of this caliber will teach how to use your equipment more proficiently and in the process you may become better at catching those small ones.

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For awhile I liked using braid on my spinning gear but more recently I am finding I have as many problems (or more) than with mono.  Don't know if it's too whispy or what but it tends to give me fits.  But that might be the reel I was using too.

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Do you use it? Why or why not? If it increases sensitivity then why not always use it?

I use Braid all all my reels,Baitcasters included. If I fish in or near rocks, a piece of P-LINE CXX takes care of that. In weeds its all straight bright colored braid. So..yes I use it,mostly use SPIDERWIRE INVISIBRAID in 15lb test on my spinning gear with no issues at all.

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My reason for using light spinning is not horse them in but to play them, line choice is personal. Tightening the drag down on those little 2 pounders may not break the line, but catch a hard fighter like blues, jacks or tarpon and they will break you off in heartbeat with your drag tighten down to much. Catching fish of this caliber will teach how to use your equipment more proficiently and in the process you may become better at catching those small ones.

Don't think we have any big fish like those (blues, jacks or tarpon) in any of the ponds or lakes in my area of TX so I wont worry much about a fish  breaking the 30# braid on my spinning reel. 

I lived on the Carolina coast much of my early years and remember fighting very big fish routinely and you are correct that it makes you learn how the use the equipment correctly and efficiently or they will break off.

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Don't think we have any big fish like those (blues, jacks or tarpon) in any of the ponds or lakes in my area of TX so I wont worry much about a fish  breaking the 30# braid on my spinning reel. 

Personally for freshwater I see no reason to be heavier than 10# or 15#, maybe 20# braid for heavy slop, but  there is no reason to batten that drag down tight.

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