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avet_crowder
01-18-2011, 01:25 PM
What is the best braid for the money that last long?


Paul Barnard
01-18-2011, 02:03 PM
There are a lot of recent threads about braids. Just use the search feature. I have used Power Pro and Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid. I'll never buy anything other than the Daiwa again.

SageBoy
01-18-2011, 02:13 PM
There are a lot of recent threads about braids. Just use the search feature. I have used Power Pro and Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid. I'll never buy anything other than the Daiwa again.

I have been thinking about the Daiwa myself. Was it that you like better then Power Pro?


Baja Dreamer
01-18-2011, 02:18 PM
The only two that I've ever used and was completely satisfied with were Izorline spectra and Jerry Brown's Line One spectra.

auguste
01-18-2011, 02:25 PM
Hollow or solid braid?

many good brands out there . . . Jerry Brown hollow braid has a big following . . . I have some that is 6 years old and did a break test on it last fall

All 8 tests broke over the rated strength

Bullshipper
01-18-2011, 02:37 PM
round braid for best casting on spinning, lie flat that doesn't dig in for conventionals

Redchaser1
01-18-2011, 03:55 PM
I switched from Ultra-cast Invisibraid to FINS XS on my spinning reels. I like it a lot better and it cast further.

Boat_Boy
01-18-2011, 04:22 PM
I would say Power pro of Tuffline

JDBer94
01-18-2011, 04:47 PM
What is the best braid for the money that last long?

The lowest cost quality braid is Fins. It costs less than Power Pro and is as good or better. That being said I find the metered Daiwa Boat Braid to be a superior product for use on conventional reels. Love the change in color to track depth.

Redchaser1
01-19-2011, 05:00 AM
Fins also makes a metered braid for jigging.

On The Edge 1
01-20-2011, 06:21 AM
Jerry brown makes braid for all applications. Hollow, solid, metered. whatever you need. and Basil on this site sells it all and knows his products. He also sells Momoi's Braid.

cooterscrazy
01-20-2011, 04:32 PM
Not as many people like it as much any more but Power Pro has been working great for me for over 10 years.

rover_truck
01-20-2011, 04:48 PM
OTI without a doubt

waynesworld
01-20-2011, 08:31 PM
My favorite is Sufix

Jayhova
01-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Hands down, Daiwa's Saltiga boat braid. Best braid on the market.

John81
01-21-2011, 06:07 PM
i also love the daiwa boat braid i fill all my new reels with it. only thing i dont like about it is they dont have smaller spools beside's the to fit spools. Would love to have 500m spools of all sizes

JDBer94
01-21-2011, 08:50 PM
i also love the daiwa boat braid i fill all my new reels with it. only thing i dont like about it is they dont have smaller spools beside's the to fit spools. Would love to have 500m spools of all sizes

I agree. They have 300m spools in 55LB & 80LB and 500m spools in 100LB & 150LB. They really should fill the gaps! I usually purchase the 1800m spools with a couple friends.

bjm9818
01-26-2011, 09:47 AM
JB hollow

John @ TackleDirect
01-26-2011, 10:00 AM
I am a big fan of Power Pro. It lasts long, and is very affordable when you compare to most other spectra brands. I use it on all of my spinning reels and my Avets.

Jayhova
01-26-2011, 10:45 AM
I am a big fan of Power Pro. It lasts long, and is very affordable when you compare to most other spectra brands.

Power Pro has to be one of the most popular braids on the market John. So many Fisherman I know have been using it for years and love it. They mainly loved it due to its price and popularity. I introduced many I know to Daiwas braids and they quickly switched over.

There's several reasons I feel Daiwa's Saltiga Braid(s) are superior. One, the 8 strand woven braid is so soft which reults in no "noise" and is guide friendly. I had a couple friends have their guides sliced into due to PP. Secondly, it never flattens out like PP and many other braids resulting in incredible knot strength. I've used braids in the past that flattened out causing knots to slip. Lastly, I do a lot of bottom fishing and knowing where I am at times makes a big difference. Since the Boat braid is marked every 10 meters, it sometimes lets me know where I am on the wreck or reef that I'm fishing.

In all honesty, the last reason listed is at the end of my list but it has helped with knowing where I was and kept pulling fish out of the same hole. I'd know what depth I was and would bounce my offering on the wreck until dropping in my prefered hole. Like I said, it's a stretch but has made a difference. I have a friend in particular that I referred the Boat Braid to and they still went with their old faithful (PP). Just like anything else, to each his own.

I love my Saltiga and have just about all my reels spooled up with it.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Jayhova16/JayhovaAccurate.jpg

joemat
01-26-2011, 10:51 AM
I like them all :) :)

Killer&Griller
01-26-2011, 02:04 PM
The lowest cost quality braid is Fins.

NO........... The lowest cost braid is whatever brand I have in stock. :)

FishinSturgeon
01-26-2011, 02:16 PM
Jerry Brown

A Few Dollars
01-26-2011, 02:32 PM
Check these prices

http://www.sportslinkup.com/shop/0-BRAID-1-GALLERY.html

http://www.saltwaterfishinglinereviews.com/pex-braid/

XpatBubba
01-26-2011, 06:57 PM
I like tuffline XP for 90% of applications
I use Diawa Boat for jigging

FishenHunter
01-27-2011, 07:43 AM
I've been a Power Pro guy for awhile, but I like to try different kinds of braided line. One that I just tried is the spiderwire ultracast invisibraid (there's a brief profile for it here (http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/gear/reviews/spiderwire-ultracast-invisibraid-35847.aspx)) The fact that it's translucent is awesome, but I'm still not sure I'm sold on it compared to Power Pro.

lakermaker
01-27-2011, 10:08 AM
about the topic of braid, what would be the best type of braid to use on a spinning reel? Round, hollow etc?

Thanks

Killer&Griller
01-27-2011, 11:17 AM
what would be the best type of braid to use on a spinning reel? Round, hollow etc?

Thanks

Most guys prefer hollow because it packs better, tighter and more evenly than traditional. It also give you the ability to have a "knotless" connection going thru you guides from the braid to the top shot.

The main draw back is that the price is more.

If you can get a "round" over a flat, even if not a hollow core, go that route.

lakermaker
02-02-2011, 08:07 AM
killer & griller

thanks for the information!

C.J.FLOYD
02-03-2011, 06:57 AM
Don't know what your putting it on.... But for bigger rigs 80lb and up 1st choice is Jerry Brown hollow or Sufix performance braid.

The new Sufix 832 is buy far the best braid available for under 80lb class. It trumps all.

Power pro is JUNK I have had some most random cut off's with it. I have given it way to many tries, I will never use it again.

sublime
02-03-2011, 12:43 PM
You just got done telling us last May how much you like the Momoi.....
What is the best braid for the money that last long?

Fish'nFool
02-03-2011, 01:16 PM
i also love the daiwa boat braid i fill all my new reels with it. only thing i dont like about it is they dont have smaller spools beside's the to fit spools. Would love to have 500m spools of all sizes

This :thumbsup:

JDBer94
02-04-2011, 09:15 PM
Any one try the new Power Pro metered braid called "Depth Hunter"?

I'm a Daiwa Braid user but those loyal to Power Pro may be interested.

Found some details on these sites.

http://www.tackledirect.com/powerpro-depth-hunter-braided-fishing-line-1500yds.html

http://www.anglersystems.com/powerprodepth.html

http://www.powerpro.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/power_pro_v2/products/PowerPro_Depth_Hunter_.html

Rod27
02-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Most guys prefer hollow because it packs better, tighter and more evenly than traditional. It also give you the ability to have a "knotless" connection going thru you guides from the braid to the top shot.

The main draw back is that the price is more.

If you can get a "round" over a flat, even if not a hollow core, go that route.

what ya got?

pametfisher
02-07-2011, 07:12 AM
about the topic of braid, what would be the best type of braid to use on a spinning reel? Round, hollow etc?

Thanks

Good question. The hollow-weave-pattern braids have two big advantages over solid-weave-pattern, and one disadvantage--cost. They are more costly because more threads are woven (typically 12/16 versus 4 to 8 for solid-weave-pattern). Other than cost, there are no downsides.

The benefits to the more expensive hollow-weave-pattern:

--Much stronger connections: Since most knots reduce a line's strength by about 40%, hollow has a huge performance advantage. You can either splice or L2L the connection at no strength reduction or you can double the line with a spliced end-loop and then tie a knot with the doubled line that will be 100% strong.

--When you wear out the top 50-100 yards, you can line-to-line splice a replacement with no loss of strength and at a much lower cost that replacing all your line.

--If you load your spinner with 40 or 60# hollow, you can add a few yards of 80# by line to line splicing and gain extra abrasion resistance.

Taking the cost issue a bit further, and since knots reduce strength by 40% you could argue that 100# solid's price should be compared to 60# hollow price.

As far as casting, etc. Solid and hollow perform the same. The hollowness of the hollow-weave pattern disappears under tension.

PF

Classic25
02-07-2011, 08:33 AM
This is a segment of the industry that always has something new coming out. My experience with the braids is limited to freshwater trolling, specifically open water, controlled depth, low speed trolling. My experience has been that I like the the "fused" braids a whole lot better than the non fused lines.

Fireline is a thermally fused line vs. plain braid of lines like Power Pro. I like the fused line better as it seems to hold knots better, acts more like mono, and is more separation and abrasion resistant than Power Pro. I have Power Pro on 4 rods and can't wait to get rid of it. Sufix makes a performance braid, and a fused line. Berkley is the only other producer doing the same... (or was)

I'm not pulling grouper out of holes, or pulling fish from 600' ether..

Its hard for me to keep up with these sorts on evolutions in the industry, so its good to see a thread like this with actual user inputs.



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