Varivas or ygk

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Varivas or ygk

Post by Steven100 » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:31 am

What is your favorite brand. I have some trouble with ygk. Now I use monster PE Varivas.
What is your brand to use

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Re: Varivas or ygk

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:23 am

I use VARIVAS. Pretty nice line with tons of technique specific options
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Re: Varivas or ygk

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:06 am

YGK upgrade x8 is my favorite.

Seaguar Smackdown, Pline TCB8, PP SS V2 and Sufix 131/832 are all decent braids IMO.

I have only tried Varivas high grade x4 and it was a very nice line, I want to try more but its hard to obtain.

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Re: Varivas or ygk

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:14 am

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:23 am
I use VARIVAS. Pretty nice line with tons of technique specific options
What Varivas do you recommend for spinning reels?

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Re: Varivas or ygk

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:39 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:14 am
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:23 am
I use VARIVAS. Pretty nice line with tons of technique specific options
What Varivas do you recommend for spinning reels?
There is some pretty high end "spinning" lines such as Infinity but, mostly geared toward trout anglers. VARIVAS 8 is like the 4 but, 8 strand so it will feel smoother and handle nice on spinning reels. High Grade 8x is another good option too.
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Re: Varivas or ygk

Post by Steven100 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:51 am

Monster PE is awesome

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Re: Varivas or ygk

Post by reason162 » Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:59 am

Varivas Max Power x8 is not nearly as nice as YGK x8 Upgrade - the coating is gone within a few dozen casts and then it behaves like J braid. I have 1 year old YGK that is still tight and "waterproof" compared to the Varivas after 2 trips.

I'll try out some of the other Varivas lines at some point but Max Power is mediocre at best.

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