Best braid for spinning reels?

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Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Samuel_b » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:21 pm

I’ve played with a few and been underwhelmed. I think superslick was my favorite, maybe... so for those who have tried a lot tell me the best one to get? And if I put it on a casting reel, is it the same or do you have another one? Thanks guys

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Winstondry » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:47 am

While I can't tell you about longevity, I did try Gliss Supersmooth Monotex 12lb on a Daiwa Exist 1025 this past weekend, and really liked it. Prior to that, I had it spooled with 20lb Maxcuatro but it wasn't holding enough line in some of the deeper waters I was fishing. The only negative I had with the Gliss is that it's so thin, it sometimes would tangle if it was windy after taking a fish off the line/hook.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby accodn2ryan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:58 am

I'm on my second season with just the 15 pound power pro and it's still going strong. Surprised the color hasn't faded much either.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby wilddog66 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:20 pm

Sufix Performance Braid will cast much farther than 832, and at least as well or better than any other braid I have tried over the years.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby NHBull » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:50 pm

There is no such thing as best, since it is all subjective.
I have found it easier to list the ones I would throw
832 and yes it is less boyant
Smackdowwn
Gamma
Fins
And there is nothing wrong with PP
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Hogsticker2 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:47 pm

There really isn't a best, but there is a braided line that will work best for you. What characteristics do you want from the line?

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Samuel_b » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:There really isn't a best, but there is a braided line that will work best for you. What characteristics do you want from the line?



Thanks and sorry that was my bad for not explaining what my expectations were:
1. Ties good leader knots and doesn’t cut into itself or break easily
2. Castability
3. Longevity
4. Abrasion resistance last since it will mainly have a leader

So those 4 attributes in that order...with knot strength being paramount

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby NHBull » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:59 pm

Excluding the Palomar,
I have never broken a line at the knot
With Gamma, 832 or smackdowwn
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby poisonokie » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:34 pm

I've had a reel spooled with 10# pp for 3 years without any problems. Caught some kickers, too, including a 12# catfish thrashing around a pond with cover everywhere. I always use a double San Diego Jam with about 10 or 12 wraps with it.
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby Samuel_b » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:51 pm

What do you guys think too as far as line size? 10, 20??

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:58 pm

P-line TCB 8 in 10lb green and 15lb in yellow have been my go to braid.

Fins 40g is also excellent.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby NHBull » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:11 am

Samuel_b wrote:What do you guys think too as far as line size? 10, 20??

10 on an inshore spinner is all that's needed
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby accodn2ryan » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am

I always tie on a fluoro leader, and haven't had issues with power pro connection knot breaking. It usually only breaks off at the lure/hook when I get snagged. I've never had any issues with castability with any type of braid I've used since the line diameter is thin. I'd recommend anywhere from 10-20 pound braid for spinning reels.

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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:32 pm

Fireline Ultra 8
Zero tip wrap, fading, fraying
Rather stiff at first but becomes quite nice with use.
bye bye power pro!
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Re: Best braid for spinning reels?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:01 am

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


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