I'd prefer as thin as possible for a spinning setup that would be for long distance casting for river smallmouth.
WHich would mean the 10lb.
using a stella fi and Taigame Tailwalk 8'1"
I grew up on 3000 yard spools of maxima chameleon and ultra green.....36$ / spool back then. Gonna see what they sell for now...lol
WOah...it's a 1$ cheaper no than 20 years ago....lol
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Stated pound ratings are usually nowhere even close to actual breaking strength. And I mean some lines' breaking strengths are literally twice as high as stated on the box. The ratings are all over the board. So comparing one company's 10 lb diameter to another's is useless until you factor in breaking strength.
Samurai is very close to it's box stated breaking strength while PP is way higher and thus the same rated line for PP will be thicker.
Much as with gear ratios which tell us nothing when it comes down to IPT, pronounced/marketed test ratings need further data to be able to compare line to line.
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Finally managed to get some time on the water with the hi vis yellow 30lb.africanbass wrote:Picked up a 300m spool of the Maxima,it sure looks good.GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:I've said it before, I'll say it again. Maxima is the best I've found. Don't laugh, it's as good as it gets. Literally. The Hi-Vis review was written by myself. Let me guess... It's not JDM so it must suck, right? Wrong. This stuff is durable, knots well, casts great, really thin. Do some diameter comparisons, you'll see. To date, I've spooled 30 (.25), 40 (.28), 50 (.33) and I'm not going back. All are excellent.
http://www.histackleboxshop.com/Maxima- ... -hivis.htm
http://www.histackleboxshop.com/Maxima- ... agreen.htm
Spooled a couple of reels,now for some testing.
Fished for a total of around 12 hours
This line is good
No issues with any breakage,wind knots or knot failure.It took me a while to adjust to the small diameter,over shot a good few casts.Line is silent with a touch of memory,a pleasure to fish.Landed 13 fish with no issues.Very little if any color fading after 2 fishing sessions.
Samurai braid had mystery break offs and tip wrap issues due to being too limp.Moved onto sufix832
that fished pretty well.
The maxima is far thinner and trumps when it comes to casting distance.
Limited time out,but this looks like my new line of choice.
Stuff looks good, smooth like Samurai, yet a little stiff like original Suffix. I am not a big fan of Samurai at all, it wrapped around my rod tip, and dug in a lot.
Can't wait to try this stuff out.
While I can't yet say it's the best braid i've ever used. So far it is very good. Time will tell after it is fully broken in though. Casts well. Knots well...and is very quiet even on an 8 foot conventional with minima guides which are very noisey with other lines.GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:I now count five. Enjoy.zodiak311 wrote:I bought a spool of 20lb Maxima. Can't wait to try this stuff out.
10lb .008 handles very well on a metanium DC.