Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

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Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by LgMouthGambler » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:52 am

Got some to try out. Got the 40# to spool a JDM Tatula SV that's on the way to me. Figured I can test 2 things at once. Lol. Anyone tried it yet? How's the durability? 8 carriers are a fine line down here, so I'm hoping this one's a bit better than the rest of them.
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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by poisonokie » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:19 am

I don't know, but I want some. I really like the original.
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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by DenhamBruce » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 pm

I've got a couple spools of some 40lb. I like it and comes at a great price but it doesn't seem like anything totally unique on its own. Reminds me a lot of Sufix 832.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by Strewth » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:32 am

The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by Just_Bass » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 am

Let us know how it goes. I tried regular j braid x8, in 20lbs and 30lbs, I like it but the color faded super fast. It not as strong as PP but very quiet.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by reason162 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:57 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:Got some to try out.
How's it working out for you?

I like original x8...only complaint is it does seem to "hold" water some. Not great when you're trying to stay in contact with light jigs in deep water/current.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:20 am

reason162 wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:Got some to try out.
How's it working out for you?

I like original x8...only complaint is it does seem to "hold" water some. Not great when you're trying to stay in contact with light jigs in deep water/current.
I've got it spooled on my JDM Tatula SV, but won't be getting out on the water any time soon. Will be a few weeks.
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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by Real Pudd legend » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Does it feel the same as the standard and the diameter the same ?

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:26 pm

Strewth wrote:The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding.
I haven't seen either in the U.S.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by DenhamBruce » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:29 pm

Real Pudd legend wrote:Does it feel the same as the standard and the diameter the same ?
Does not feel the same its a bit more coarse. But the regular x8 is smoooth so thats to be expected. Its honestly right in between x4 and x8 as far as texture goes and diameter is consistent as well.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by reason162 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:50 pm

DenhamBruce wrote:Does not feel the same its a bit more coarse. But the regular x8 is smoooth so thats to be expected. Its honestly right in between x4 and x8 as far as texture goes and diameter is consistent as well.
Interesting. Is it as soft/limp as original x8?

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by Real Pudd legend » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:05 pm

I will get a spool and give it a try , hopefully no bleeding like the original x-8

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by DenhamBruce » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:37 pm

Real Pudd legend wrote:I will get a spool and give it a try , hopefully no bleeding like the original x-8
Nope seemed a little stiffer but I got 40lb

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by Strewth » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:07 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Strewth wrote:The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding.
I haven't seen either in the U.S.
Strange these braids are not available in the US. Easy to source in Oz:

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com.au/line ... D%5B0%5D=1

https://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/pro ... 0yds_16617

Both are super smooth and round and hold a great FG knot for a leader. Have used the Gosen on large barramundi with good results, but have yet to test the 131 in rough country on big fish.

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Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

Post by Finnz922 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:37 am

Strewth wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Strewth wrote:The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding.
I haven't seen either in the U.S.
Strange these braids are not available in the US. Easy to source in Oz:

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com.au/line ... D%5B0%5D=1

https://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/pro ... 0yds_16617

Both are super smooth and round and hold a great FG knot for a leader. Have used the Gosen on large barramundi with good results, but have yet to test the 131 in rough country on big fish.
I would have to refinance my home to afford these :shock:
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