Best braid for spinning reels?

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:02 am

New 8lb Sufix 832 has been great on my new Stradic!!! We have used the 10lb, 20lb, and 15lb (spinning), 30lb (casting) in my household.

Sufix has never failed me, just buy a size under what's normal and it will help casting, it is very thick in diameter and going down helps to match up better. I would normally use 10lb regular PowerPro on a ML spinning, so I would use 8lb or even 6lb Sufix 832. I had a bad time with SuperSlick in 10lb and 40lb, just frayed a lot, never broke or lost lures, casted fine too, just looked like it was in rough shape WAY to early.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:23 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I've read the only decent leader knot for fireline 8 is the PR knot.


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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby j2015 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:22 am

I have 20lb smackdown on my 2500 Stella, lb overkill but lighter seems too thin..I use floro leaders.
I have yet to find a better braid than smackdown

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby angry john » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:23 pm

So far my favorite for ml rods is 15 832 and medium rods 20. I run a 2000 size reel on the ml and 2500 on the medium.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Finnz922 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:51 pm

Just bought the YGK G Soul sinking braid. Pretty impressed with it. Was using SX1 which I thought was excellent.
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby poisonokie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:47 am

Finnz922 wrote:Just bought the YGK G Soul sinking braid. Pretty impressed with it. Was using SX1 which I thought was excellent.


How's the feel? Can you feel anything on a slack line?
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby NHBull » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:47 am

No line, if truly slack, will give you feedback out her than possible visual. That is a reason many go to high vis line
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Finnz922 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:23 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Finnz922 wrote:Just bought the YGK G Soul sinking braid. Pretty impressed with it. Was using SX1 which I thought was excellent.


How's the feel? Can you feel anything on a slack line?


It was very windy so a feel for sensitivity and really being able to see it sink was tough. I did really like how it casts and laid on my Tat LT. I never did hook up. Another tournament next week.
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:58 am

NHBull wrote:No line, if truly slack, will give you feedback out her than possible visual. That is a reason many go to high vis line


I disagree, it seems the wiry stiffer braids create more sensitivity vs very soft limp braids.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Strewth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:17 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I've read the only decent leader knot for fireline 8 is the PR knot.

I also saw those results, but found that I get around 78% with the FG in 6lb Fireline 8 and and 12 or 20 lb Schneider klear line leader. FG tied with 18 wraps and a 7 turn Rizutto finish.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby poisonokie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:13 am

NHBull wrote:No line, if truly slack, will give you feedback out her than possible visual. That is a reason many go to high vis line


I disagree with this too, as I've felt vibrations through slack fluorocarbon.
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby cndbasshunter » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:31 am

i usually use sx1 and pp but i got a few spools of duel hardcore and it seems very nice. i hate soft braid so it's right in my wheelhouse.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:06 am

Duel hardcore is pretty good line, I sent some to aquaholik to test its knot strength.
The problem I had it tying this line using a FG knot to 6lb sunline fluorocarbon.

Here is what aquaholik got from his results testing 10lb duel hardcore 8-

ABS : 22.80 lbs, 24.35 lbs = 23.58 lbs average
Line Mass : 11.1 mg/ft, 10.9 mg/ft = 11.00 mg/ft ----> .0091 in or .232 mm. Very slightly thinner than Fireline Ultra 8 lbs and J Braid 10 lbs and definitely thinner than Fins 40 G 15 lbs.

S/W ratio = 2.14 which is very good and very comparable to Gliss 24 lbs.

FG:

Test 1 , 20 wraps each side, 4 alternating half hitches, 4 turn Rizutto finish = 19.80 lbs

Test 2 , 16 wraps each side, 4 alternating half hitches = 20.60

So average FG knot strength = 20.20/23.58 = 86%


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