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Old 01-18-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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What is the best braid for the money that last long?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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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.
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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?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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The only two that I've ever used and was completely satisfied with were Izorline spectra and Jerry Brown's Line One spectra.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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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
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:37 PM   #6
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round braid for best casting on spinning, lie flat that doesn't dig in for conventionals
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I switched from Ultra-cast Invisibraid to FINS XS on my spinning reels. I like it a lot better and it cast further.
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I would say Power pro of Tuffline
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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.
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Fins also makes a metered braid for jigging.
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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.
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Not as many people like it as much any more but Power Pro has been working great for me for over 10 years.
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OTI without a doubt
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My favorite is Sufix
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Hands down, Daiwa's Saltiga boat braid. Best braid on the market.
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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
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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.
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JB hollow
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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.
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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.
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