Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:23 pm

I have recently spooled some 30lb Maxima green on my T3 MX with 1016 spool. It is very impressive stuff. Quietest braid I have ever used. Very similar to PP Slick 8 but not as waxy. Highly recommended!

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Postby GOOD YEAR 71 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:19 pm

:big grin:
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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:32 am

ScoobyDoo wrote:After quite a bit of time spent with the Maxxima.

I'm switching all my reels over to Fins 40g

The maxxima is great line.

But the fins 40g despite it's bullshit diameter rating. Is, at least to me. Better. It's the best line ive ever used for FW. Spooling up a few stella sw, saltiga and another stella fi along with a new undisclosed baitcasters. Gonna spool up some new steez twings as well.

crap's pricey....but after more than half a season and thousands of casts...it's still performing like it was just spooled.

It's a sheathed line..and doesn't rely on coatings for it's body. I like braids that have a bit of memory retention....(not like mono) but this has enough that tip wraps are non existant...and it doesn't twist at all which is evident by the lack of twist at leader joins.
thousands of casts and not a fiber out of place....
Best casting braid i've ever used.
Great stuff..


I just got some of this in the mail, I went with the 25lb, its definitely not 4lb diameter but it seems like pretty nice braid.
Will spool it up and return later with results LOL.
It reminds me of sufix 832

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:26 am

I also just ordered some Smackdown in 15lb....

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby TommyG » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:28 pm

I had some bad luck with the 15 smackdown, knots and mystery breakage. Went back to Gamma.

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:45 am

TommyG wrote:I had some bad luck with the 15 smackdown, knots and mystery breakage. Went back to Gamma.


Hopefully mine does not do this, the 15 is SUPER thin though....

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby earthworm77 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:15 am

I'm still running Samurai on most of my casting rigs. I'll use a couple of others in a pinch but I prefer Samurai and I'm going to check out J Braid.

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby bassm1n » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:44 pm

Ok. I took you up on your offer and ordered a 300 yd in the 50 and 150 yd in the 65. Let the testing begin.

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby GOOD YEAR 71 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:25 am

... aaaaand that's it. Been fun, folks. I'll honor anyone who spoke up, just pm my azz and it's a done deal. I like to think I opened some eyes maybe, that's all it was from the first post. Be good.

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby tim_kovar » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:08 am

Another vote on Seaguar smackdown here. I use the 50 lb. for pitching.

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Where are you getting yellow maxima yellow now everyone?

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby wilddog66 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:27 am

I have been getting the yellow 150yd spools online at Walmart.com. Looks like I will need to go to Maxima's website to purchase the 300's.

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby Blauwe Lori » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:33 am

Varivas
Best there is at the moment

With Daiwa Morethan

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Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:03 pm

Blauwe Lori wrote:Varivas
Best there is at the moment

With Daiwa Morethan


What Varvas and where do you get it?



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