Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

The single most important aspect of your tackle providing that vital link between yourself and your catch. What's everyone's favorites and why? Come on in and find out!
User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:14 am

Blauwe Lori wrote:https://www.digitaka.com/list.php?category=66&series=PE&item=HIGH+GRADE+PE+X8+%28New%29


Thanks, have you tried any of the Varvivas sea bass max power line?

User avatar
Blauwe Lori
Angler
Angler
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:15 am

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby Blauwe Lori » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 am

No
I didnt

User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:39 pm

Blauwe Lori wrote:No
I didnt


Just ordered some braid you recommended.

It might be a while until I get it, I ordered the 11.2 pound in yellow.

User avatar
Blauwe Lori
Angler
Angler
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:15 am

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby Blauwe Lori » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:33 am

From digitaka?

They are fast With shipping

User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:09 pm

Blauwe Lori wrote:From digitaka?

They are fast With shipping


Europe from ebay $25 shipped.

User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:16 pm

Blauwe Lori wrote:https://www.digitaka.com/list.php?category=66&series=PE&item=HIGH+GRADE+PE+X8+%28New%29



Man I just found out I ordered some x4 instead of the x8 ](*,)

User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:49 pm

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 ordered some of this in 5lb and it seems pretty nice.

poot04
Angler
Angler
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:13 pm

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby poot04 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:06 pm

The new spiderwire smooth is really strong line. It is impossible to break 50lb when hung. It is a little on the thick side as far as braid goes but its smooth and quite.

ScoobyDoo
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 573
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:38 am

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby ScoobyDoo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:39 pm

poot04 wrote:The new spiderwire smooth is really strong line. It is impossible to break 50lb when hung. It is a little on the thick side as far as braid goes but its smooth and quite.



Probably because it's abs is close to 80lbs
Daiwas j braid 50 breaks at 76 when I use a pr knot

poot04
Angler
Angler
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:13 pm

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby poot04 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:
poot04 wrote:The new spiderwire smooth is really strong line. It is impossible to break 50lb when hung. It is a little on the thick side as far as braid goes but its smooth and quite.



Probably because it's abs is close to 80lbs
Daiwas j braid 50 breaks at 76 when I use a pr knot


Makes sense, I had a frog hung in a dead standing tree and I put my thumb on the spool and pulled directly back and pulled the tree over :lol:

ScoobyDoo
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 573
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:38 am

Re: Any braids better than Daiwa Samurai?

Postby ScoobyDoo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:39 pm

poot04 wrote:
ScoobyDoo wrote:
poot04 wrote:The new spiderwire smooth is really strong line. It is impossible to break 50lb when hung. It is a little on the thick side as far as braid goes but its smooth and quite.



Probably because it's abs is close to 80lbs
Daiwas j braid 50 breaks at 76 when I use a pr knot


Makes sense, I had a frog hung in a dead standing tree and I put my thumb on the spool and pulled directly back and pulled the tree over :lol:



Dude...my first week ever using braid. Back when i was a sophomore in highschool back in 97 i think.

I was using Fenwick Iron thread which was an ultra premium braid and one of the only braids available. 34$ for 150 yards if I remember correctly.

I used a polomar knot and got a jig stuck in a half dead tree....Pulled down about a 20 foot limb....wasn't some skinny twig either. That part of the tree ended up being great structure for about 10 years......Imagine that!!

Me and my buddy still laugh about it 20 years later!!!!!!!!!!!!


Return to “Fishing Line”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests