Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

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Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

Post by jim spooner » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:20 pm

You’d think that Daiwa’s marketing people would make the fishing public aware of that. It’s good line but comparing it to other braids can be like comparing apples to oranges….at least as far as strength to diameter.

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Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

Post by Reverendo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:47 pm

Interesting info. I've heard great things about Samurai, and wonder how it compares to their new J-Braid x8 GRAND. I suppose it's thin diameter is one of their strong suits, but when you realize it breaks a lot lower than other lines, I wonder if the hefty price tag is worth it. In the end I still wonder why Samurai is considered superior?

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Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

Post by scrapiron » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:08 am

Old thread, but I just picked up some Samurai 40# braid on sale and was going to try it.. now I'm not so sure. I typically use Sufix 832 30# and haven't had any issues.

Any recent feedback/results on Samurai?

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Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

Post by QUAKEnSHAKE » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:53 pm

scrapiron wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:08 am
Old thread, but I just picked up some Samurai 40# braid on sale and was going to try it.. now I'm not so sure. I typically use Sufix 832 30# and haven't had any issues.

Any recent feedback/results on Samurai?
I had bad luck in the area of wind knots with 40# Samurai basically ruined the whole spool. Some of the knots would pull out or could take time to untangle but 4 times the line snapped at the wind knot leaving me with no uninterrupted line on a decent cast gave up on it. Though its not loud its not as quiet as PPS8S nor as strong.

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Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

Post by scrapiron » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:06 am

Thanks... guess I'll put this in the drawer as a backup.

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Re: Braided Samurai vs Power Pro SS8 vs Sufix 832

Post by DrPerf » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:14 am

I have used Daiwa Samurai Braid in 18, 20 and 30# for years with no issue other than some minor bleeding with the green version.

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