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I'm thinking of trying some braid on 1 of my spinning reels. Whats some opinions on that. I assume there isn't much issue of memory. Considering spiderwire ultracast (invisibraid and a new one that sinks like fluro?) Fireline crystal, and maybe the new suffix 832.

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Got it on my spinning reels.  Love it.

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Umm, got what on your spinning reels?? ;D

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Braid.

Didn't realize you were looking for specifics.  20lb Power Pro.  Never had an issue with it.

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I use pretty much nothing but spinning reels, and nothing but braid, for everything from Bluegills to Sturgeon. (often on the same rod :()

Peace,

Fish

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got braid on both of mine. 20/6 power pro on my abu 602 and fireline braid 20/6 on the abu 801. i love it also.

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I like Sufix Performance braid 20 or 30 lb.

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30 lb powerpro on my spinning reels.  love it. 

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I use only superline on the couple dozen spinning reels and several spincasting reels I have.

I use the limpest lines on spinning and the stiffer lines on spincasting.

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I use 20lb Spiderwire Stealth or PowerPro 20lb on most of my reels including spinning.  No negatives so far.  I use co-poly leader joined with the double-uni knot. 

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All of My Spinning/Casting have braid line

Stren - 14 lbs braid (Green/Clear) 

Western Filament Tuf Line XP (20 lbs) (green)

but I use the Stern Tough Knot (Clear) for the leader with the swivel :(

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    Im not much for braid on spinning gear. All my spinning reels are spooled with 6 lb or 8lb 100% fluorocarbon. The only time I may add braid is in the spring time. Ive done this several times but find Id rather fish the baitcaster. I only use it for throwing trick  worms a long ways in spring. I really believe I get more bites on fluorocarbon. I will also keep a couple of 40 series spinning reels on hand just in case I wanna throw heavier line on a spinning reel, which is rare, when I can just use a bait caster

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20lb Power Pro on my spinning reels, 55lb Samuari on my baitcasters.

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Hey Burke, so that Fireline is actually braided now ?

A good fishing buddy and I used to totally rip on Fireline.... about how it was stiff and crinkly, and resembled dental floss :( We use to call it Fired Line ;)

However, the stuff we hated was "fused" rather than "braided".

If this new stuff is actually braided Spectra, I'm sure it wouldn't be bad.... certainly better than rubberband.... I'm sorry, I meant to say mono-filament. Anyway, same thing :)

Peace,

Fish

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I wouldnt go anything less then 20/6 on a spinning reel so you dont have to many wind knots. I dont use spinning reels because I have bait casters that can go low and handle the really light stuff but I do use a spinning reel when Im skipping lures under over hangs and what not even tho I use a bait caster to skip most of the time. Just dont go to thin on the braid and you should be just fine.

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Finesse fishing in heavy cover is perfect for braid on spinning rods. Personally I've never tried it but I've been on boats and watch guys pulled 3lbers outta of the think stuff with braid on spinning reels.

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I use nothing but braid on my spinning reels. 20lb test is the norm although I use a 2lb dia. on my ultralight reel I don't use casting reels. On trolling rods I'll use 30lb to 50lb test braid.

Tight Lines

Pa Angler

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I use 20/6 PowerPro on a spinning reel for all my soft plastics (except tubes). And I have been considing using 2# diameter PP for my ultra-light fishing.

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Braid is the ONLY line I use on spinning reels. Power pro 15/4 or 20/6. I've caught huge fish on the 15 and even been drug through heavy cover with 0 breakoffs.

I hate wind knots and very rarely get them with braid. Manageability and durability are my favorite benefits. The sensitivity, strength, and casting distance are just icing on the cake.

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I did this last year with all my spinning rigs and love it. I won't go back to fighting with fluoro/mono on spinning reels. I tie a fluoro leader with a uni to uni knot.

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I have 20# Power Pro on a couple of my spinning setups with no problems

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Spiderwire Stealth in moss green

Best line Ive ever used.

Incredibaly smooth off the spool and is just a great line.

I honestly think its better than Power Pro.

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