Jbraid grand issues

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doomtrprz71
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Jbraid grand issues

Post by doomtrprz71 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:03 pm

I am using 30lb jbraid grand for inshore fishing, however it has not impressed me. It is digging in the spool horribly and the weave is horribly loose. I love the original jbraid and had high hopes for this, anybody else seen issues that were similar or did I get a bad spool?

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by Tim Kelly » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:46 pm

I've not tried the grand, but the 8 and 4 strand J braids are loosely woven and unpleasant to use in my eyes. Cheap is cheap.

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by slipperybob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:11 am

I have noted that JBraid Grand is softer then J-Braid and easier to separate the braids when pinching a small section and pushing it together.
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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by reason162 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:44 am

I stripped all the grand off my reels, went back to x8. It's a fluffier, looser weave, and I don't like it.

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by Poisson » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:04 pm

I was curious about x8 Grand so I did a search, these are the two best posts I found :lol:
reason162 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:59 pm
The J braid Grand is a far cry from the loose weave of original PP super slick. That line was a nightmare. I remember a hangnail unraveled 2 feet of the PP SS...I'd say Grand is a touch, a hair, fluffier than original x8 J braid...I might prefer the original x8 slightly more, but I'm not about to strip the reels I already spooled with Grand.
reason162 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:44 am
I stripped all the grand off my reels, went back to x8. It's a fluffier, looser weave, and I don't like it.

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by PerchHater » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 am

I recently won a spool of 40lb, which was removed after one outing. The line itself was flat, bled green everywhere and also dug into the spool quite badly.

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by doomtrprz71 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:00 am

I'm thinking they must have QC issues, the 30lb blue I was using and stripped off was fluffy and not woven tightly. I have a spool of the grey light color and it is much tighter woven. I haven't tried the green color but the other ones haven't bled.

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by poisonokie » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:20 am

doomtrprz71 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:00 am
I'm thinking they must have QC issues, the 30lb blue I was using and stripped off was fluffy and not woven tightly. I have a spool of the grey light color and it is much tighter woven. I haven't tried the green color but the other ones haven't bled.
I have a couple of reels spooled with the grey 20# and it's really nice. Smooth, tightly woven, doesn't bleed, easy to get backlashes out, but not prone to backlash.
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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by reason162 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:54 pm

Poisson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:04 pm
I was curious about x8 Grand so I did a search, these are the two best posts I found :lol:
Lmfao...I guess time compounded my irritation with that line.

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by reason162 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:55 pm

doomtrprz71 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:00 am
I'm thinking they must have QC issues, the 30lb blue I was using and stripped off was fluffy and not woven tightly. I have a spool of the grey light color and it is much tighter woven. I haven't tried the green color but the other ones haven't bled.
Yes, the Island Blue is fluffier than the grey...but they are both fluffier than x8!

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Re: Jbraid grand issues

Post by doomtrprz71 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:29 pm

Well that makes me feel better about the grey I'm going to try out soon, I have another spool of blue so I'll try it as well and see if its any better than the previous spool.

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