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Old 01-16-2013, 09:34 AM
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Default Chinese made spectra

Looking thru ebay yhe other day for spectra fishing line and found some from
Chinese manufacturer stating they made it for high profile US distrubutor. Anyone
have any experiences good or bad or have any of you ever purchased Spectra
labeled line from China?
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I bought a 100M spool of 50lb test braid from China on ebay for like 3 dollars. Never had any issues with it. the only downside of it is the diameter is a lot greater than power pro or suffix.
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I bought a 100M spool of 50lb test braid from China on ebay for like 3 dollars. Never had any issues with it. the only downside of it is the diameter is a lot greater than power pro or suffix.
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It's almost as thick as mono.
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thanks, will stay away from it and buy the good stuff.
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Just a point of info. Spectra is a trademarked fiber and I'm quite sure there is no Chinese "spectra". That said I just bought some out of curiosity. I'm in it for the zero stretch aspect. We'll see how it does.
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It's almost as thick as mono.
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The color tends to fade, buy it in white if they have it.
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You can find Japanese braid that's very good and cheap on eBay, but the problem is it's now often packaged and shipped from China and you never know what you're going to get. I have a 1000M spool of 50# that is a little thicker than 50# PP but beats it every time in a break test. I've spooled my cod and bait jigging rods with it and used them last year without problems. I just spooled some bass trolling rods with it.

Of course PP kind of sucks, so take that comparison for what it's worth.
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Don't buy it!
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