Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

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Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

Post by Houndfish » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:12 pm

I have at long last accepted that braid to leader is the only reasonable choice if I want to keep using 1000 sized spinning reels for bass fishing. I am looking for a braid that will give me the longest useful life in terms of line-watching. I am not super picky about 4 vs 8 vs whatever carrier and am looking for something in the 8-15lb (.13-.22mm) range in a bright green color.

So far I have tried J-Braid x4 and Sufix 832. Both good lines but both faded in under a season.

Anyone have a color-fast braid that they like?

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Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

Post by wolfewiz » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:54 am

Power pro super slick hi vis yellow keeps color a long time.

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Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

Post by OkobojiEagle » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:43 pm

can't do much better than Flame Green Fireline which is also fluorescent.

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Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

Post by Houndfish » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:42 am

OkobojiEagle wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:43 pm
can't do much better than Flame Green Fireline which is also fluorescent.

oe

Is this the stuff you are talking about?

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley ... -BJLX.html

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Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

Post by edwelch1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:46 am

Houndfish wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:42 am
OkobojiEagle wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:43 pm
can't do much better than Flame Green Fireline which is also fluorescent.

oe

Is this the stuff you are talking about?

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley ... -BJLX.html
They were talking about this stuff, looks like TW doesn't carry it: http://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley- ... 16955.html

Not sure how the x5 and x9 braid compare.

I'd also recommend this: http://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley- ... er&start=2

...or this: http://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley- ... er&start=1

Reason being, I've experienced the issue of fading on flash green Seaguar Smackdown braid, and once hi-viz line fades, it's more difficult to see, hence why you're looking for one that doesn't fade I assume. As I see it, I'm not sure that there is a braid that won't fade over the course of a season. However, I've tried a line that has alternating Hi-viz/low-viz like those two Tracer lines, and that seems like it works out best for me. Even if/when it fades, the contrast between the hi-viz and low-viz sections is still stark enough that it helps me pick up my line easily in pretty much any lighting conditions. I haven't tried the Tracer lines specifically, but I imagine it would work just like the other line that I tried; plus, if Fireline is more fade resistant like Okoboji said, then it may be even better. It also gives you the option of tying your lure to one of the low-viz sections, so that it's not as visible to the fish for the last few feet of your line.
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Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

Post by OkobojiEagle » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:06 am

I was referring to the original Fireline flame green. I've had that line on several spinning reels for more years than I can remember without noticeable fading. I didn't like the tracer color pattern I tried... no problems with it, just didn't like it.

oe

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