Braid line you Prefer

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  1. VinnyBass

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    All my fishing these days is for freshwater bass and I use braid when flipping the tulles, stick-up or basic cover.
    I tried a few name brands of braid and I am currently very happy with PowerPro.
    Many of you bass fish or use braid in freshwater and I am just curious what brand of braid most of you guys use or prefer?

    Thanks to all that participate. :)


    If you used PowerPro before and stopped using it....what was the reason?
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    I like using Suffix 832 camo.
     
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    I use Daiwa J- Braid 4 and 8 strand. its great. slick holds up well. some fraying but to be expected when fishing quagga infested lakes
     
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    I use PP White for convenience because practically every landing provides and uses it as a baseline for pricing.

    Self-Spooling, I like using JBraid-8 and Suffix-832
     
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    I prefer the 8 strand j-braid because I can cast it the best, and I personally can get backlashes easier with it, it’s also very cheap. Sufix is also a good alternative for me because of its casting abilities. I hate PowerPro because it is so rough in the reel from personal experience, it makes good kelp cutter line. But I won’t use it for anything else besides that.
     
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    For kelp cutting specialties, I'd drop to JBraid 4 or Berkeley 5 strand

    Dacron ?...
     
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    "kelp cutting specialties",.....I surfed for decades and used to fish the ocean a lot years ago, but I have not fished saltwater for so long I almost forgot there is kelp out there....ha ha
     
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    J-Braid guy here. 8 strand on spinning, 4 strand on BC. If I need to see my line, I use yellow. I do not use under 10 lb because I get horrible snarles when I go lighter. Were I to go lighter I would use something stiffer like Fireline.
     
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    Maxcuatro is probably my current favorite of the braids I have access to. I have had occasion to test out the Abu braid (40#, I believe), and I have to say, it is far more abrasion resistant than any other I have tried. Braid is certainly NOT ideal for 90% of what I do. After putting this stuff to the worst possible conditions (think cliff fishing, at night, with heavy surf), I still have not damaged enough braid to put on a long top shot of mono in quite a few outings...
     
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    Whatever the cheapest braid the tackleshop has. Most of my reels have Izor.
     
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    OMG! I looked up a few lines some of you guys made comments about on the Tackle Warehouse site and never in my life knew there was so many choices available for braid line. I may try some Daiwa J-Braid one day(heck...why not... I have 11-12 Daiwa reels just in my boat). Anyway....thanks to all who participated. Tight(braid) lines everyone! :)
     
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    6lb-fireline
    10, 20, 30lb-hercules--cheap, strong, 1000yd spools
    power pro broke too easy in comparison, still use the 30lb
     
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    Seaguar 15 lb smackdown on all of our reels. I prefer dayglo yellow so my old eyes can see those light bites. Hayden loves the forest green. he fishes straight braid and I fish with fluoro leaders. Some (most) days he can outfish me using straight braid.
     
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    I like regular powerpro or maxcuatro the best because it's somewhat stiff and course. Super slick, daiwa jbraid, suffix, izor etc. are either smooth which I don't like or too limp which I also don't like. All my reels other than spinning or my one topwater reel with mono are loaded with braid.
     
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    Smack down 15 for clone frys 20 for senkos 40 for topwater amd 65 for frogs
     
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    Again....I appreciate all of you guys spending time to send in your opinions. Very cool! :)
     
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    My go to is Izor for most saltwater. But I've tried almost everything else with mostly positive experience. I'll choose certain braids for specific situations like a 4 carrier for kelp cutting, Super Slick for finesse or lite stuff, etc. I prefer white if it's available. Only one I had problems with was Spiderwire and anything "Cajun Red" which would break mysteriously ( different spools, different batches, didn't matter ).
     
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    KastKing SuperPower Braided Fishing Line - Abrasion Resistant Braid

    Good price / supple/ casts light lures/ doesn't break in heavy cover

    Today I got stuck on stumps and pulled my boat closer by using the rod and line.
    Never broke once but straightened the hook out 6x.
     
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    Are you talking about Mr. Vinnybass..super slick and smooth....or too limp...
     
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    I have use quite a bit of braid line. Power pro original, super slick 1 and 2, Daiwa Jbriad, Finns braid, cheap no name braid. My favorite is Sufix 832. It seems to cut thru water better that any braid that I have tried, meaning better sensitivity. Soft enough but not too soft like Daiwa jbraid (a lot of tip wraps problem especially in wind situations) a lot quieter than PP original.
     
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