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Title: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Jdog on August 01, 2018, 02:17:02 PM
Any have specific advice on best braid for diawa tatula sv or zillion
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bud Kennedy on August 01, 2018, 02:46:54 PM
There are many good braided lines on the market and a lot depends upon your individual likes or dislikes.  I would say the most commonly used brand is Power Pro.  I have used it for many years and I believe many here will also be long term users of the product.  It is consistent and performs well under all conditions.  Others will claim the same for Sufix 832 as well.  You won't go wrong either way.  I tend to shy away from newcomers to the market and stay with the old proven products until something gives me the reason to seek changes.  That has not happened yet.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Pipepro on August 01, 2018, 02:51:59 PM
I love Power Pro 30# on my SV. I took someones recommendation and tried some Daiwa J braid x8 and absolutely hated it. I dont know if it was because it was lighter poundage or it was almost too limp? Either way I pulled it off after a few trips and went back to the Power pro. I am looking forward to next spring and trying the new PP super slick onyx.

I have used Suffix 832 in the past, but I think the PP is rounder and has less tendency to dig into the under layers.

Hope this helps,

Andy
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 01, 2018, 03:12:42 PM
Look for the words "dyneema" or "spectra". Most brands by the strands from the same manufacturers. After that, its just coatings and packaging.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: the_huber_show on August 01, 2018, 03:44:16 PM
I feel there is not such thing as "the best".  What you will get is what people have had good or bad experiences with.

I know a lot of people rave about Power Pro. 

I do not like Spider Wire.

I have some Godline coming in this week that I have heard nothing but good about.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: zippyduck on August 01, 2018, 04:22:26 PM
I have PP on my Daiwas and love it. I don't use anything under #50.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: merc1997 on August 01, 2018, 04:44:38 PM
i have used stren baid and had great results with it.  currently, i am using hi-vis yellow spider wire stealth braid, and have not had any bad issues with it either.  i use all spectrums of lb. test from 10 to 50.  most of the time, those that seem to have an issue with any braid comes from not following what i call the rules of braid.

as i have discovered for myself, the backing that you use has everything to do with casting and usage performance.  using a small backing will let the braid spool on more smoothly and eliminate digging and catching on the cast.

do not snap you rod to dislodge a stuck lure.  braid has no stretch and therefore you will cut your line into quite often using the method.  snapping your rod with mono or floro does not have much impact because of the stretch in your line.  if they did not have stretch, they too would cut into.

learn the "rules" of using braid, and you will like it.  don't follow the "rules of braid and all you will do is cuss it.

bo
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on August 01, 2018, 04:58:10 PM
On baitcasters I use the same hi-vos yellow Spider Wire Stealth as Bo and also the Spider Wire Ultrafast Flouro Braid also in high vid yellow. 30 - 65 lb. tests. Never any issues but I HAVE had breakage issues with Power Pro. 

For spinning reels I use either Fireline or Nano-Fil. I will go as low as 6 lb amd as high as 30 lb with these lines.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bassinlou on August 01, 2018, 05:12:39 PM
"Best" is one of those words that's open to interpretation. The "best" for one angler is garbage to another, and vice versa. There are so many brands and types of braid out there right now that will make your head spin. Imho, if you have a Walmart near by your home, go check out there fishing section. They have Power Pro, Spider braid, and other brands. Pick one that fits your budget, spool it and try it. If you like it? Great. If not , try another brand until you find the one "you" like. FWIW. Power Pro can be bought pretty cheap in Walmart and that braid has been around for a long while.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SFL BassHunter on August 01, 2018, 05:22:55 PM
There is no best when it comes to anglers. You'll just get opinions.

Personally I have tried PowerPro, Sufix, Stren, Trilene, Spiderwire and Kastking.
Right now my reels have either PowerPro or Kastking on them. I would also not be opposed to buying Trilene again if the price was right.
I don't care for Sufix, and had issues with Stren and Spiderwire snapping on me 

PowerPro has been good to me for the most part with the exception of MaxCuatro. Had issues with that line and won't buy it again. Regular PP is a great price and is consistently good.

KastKing has yet to fail me but I have been using it a lot less time.

I am also using Nanofil at the moment for my spinning reel. I have not had any issues with Nanofil. But this falls into a slightly different category. It's a uni-filament line. Unlike the other braids which are strands spun together to make one line, uni-filament is a gel-spun polyethylene. Feels a lot like dental floss and looks like it.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Lipripper on August 01, 2018, 05:26:59 PM
I have been using Power Pro regular 30 lb for years but now that I'm getting older and my eyes are getting worse I'm going to be switching to some of that 50 lb Hi Vis line.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: WTodd on August 01, 2018, 06:24:37 PM
Iíve used a few different brands but PP is the best IMO


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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on August 02, 2018, 07:16:31 AM
I have some PP super slick 8 strand. It performs perfectly fine, but I have trouble tying knots with it. Seems like the strands separate a bit as I cinch down the knot and makes it harder to pull it tight.

I'm one of the ones who likes Daiwa J-Braid X8, have not had a single issue with it. I really love the slickness and silence. It's also uncoated, and bleeds dye like crazy. I've fished with freshly spooled reels, and gone home with green splatters on my face, hands, and clothes.
Most common complaint seems to be break offs when you get a backlash, spool suddenly stops spinning and that nice lure keeps flying. But I seem to be the exception to that rule and I'm still trying to figure out why.
Not as sensitive as others.

I've mostly moved away from that but may be going back to it. I've been using Sufix 832, and loved it at first. But, it's noisy compared to J-Braid X8. 8 strand braid, 32 weaves per inch (832), and one of those strands is a gore fiber, I can hear and feel it every time that gore weave crosses the tip guide. And contrary to how tough the packaging says it is, I've gotten a bit of fraying. Pretty sensitive line.

The PP had been switched to a big spinning reel for catfish and used heavily, no fraying. That's after being dragged along river and bayou bottoms, through stumps, rocks, old bridge pylons, brush piles, etc. Same with some Daiwa I still have spooled from about a year ago, no fraying. I've used the 832 for a couple of months in light cover and ended up having to cut off about a foot each outing.

So now I'm trying Sufix Performance braid, Y6. Seems like a different manufacturing method? I think it's six strands and they're woven under heat, slightly melting them together or something?

I don't know, but if I like it at the end of the year as much as I do now, it may be what I end up sticking with. Again, pretty sensitive line, and seems to hold up well so far, but I've only been using it a couple weeks.

Pro-Cat. I have this on a couple of catfish rigs, and I would consider it a possible viable option for bass fishing, may try it some day myself. I've got some in 65 and 50 pound test strength. Has the profile of a 4 strand line, but actually seems smoother than the 4 strand lines I've tried on other people's reels.
I'll ask another angler in a heartbeat, "Hey, can I check that out?" None have turned me down yet, and I usually reciprocate the favor by letting them check out my Curado or butter smooth Ambassadeur. All the 4 strands I've come across sound like a saw blade coming through the guides.
Pro-Cat seems to have a thick coating, looks rubberized, but it's diameter is still comparable to other braids of the same test strength, just slightly thicker, like a couple hundredths of a mm if I recall . Knots well, no slippage. I abuse the hell out of it, won't hesitate to let current drag my hook and sinker behind a concrete bridge pylon, then winch it in with a catfish on it, and no fraying. Other than some mud, slime, and occasional blood stains on the last few feet, no damage at all.
The least sensitive of the braids I've used, but TOUGH, and still sensitive enough that I can feel a hit with the line laying across and in obstructions. Also casts very surprisingly well. Another bonus, it's dirt cheap. Made by H≤O express, and I haven't had great luck with some of their products, so that makes it an even bigger surprise. Academy carries it in Hi-Vis yellow.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: fishballer06 on August 02, 2018, 08:45:36 AM
I've tried most of them on the market and I have a few favorites. In no particular order:

Sunline FX2
Suffix 832
Pline TCB
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Stren_g on August 02, 2018, 10:10:14 AM
I use Stren, but i'm kinda biased  ~shade As LMG pointed out, there are only a few manufacturers... the coatings are the main difference. I have tried several brands, and spiderwire is the only one I didn't care for. It seemed super slick and needed a bit more of a "break in" to limber up.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: JohnD. on August 02, 2018, 11:36:34 AM
For me , the best is original power pro on my baitcasters and spiderwire invisibraid on my saltwater spinning gear. I've heard some pretty good things about fireline ultra 8. I might try that flipping & punching for it's smoothness.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Princeton_Man on August 02, 2018, 11:41:09 AM
My braids of choice are Power Pro and Power Pro Super Slick.
I used Spiderwire for many years and my biggest issue with it was wind knots would occur in the lighter (30lb and below).
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteveTX on August 02, 2018, 01:26:52 PM
Myself on my bait casters typically I use 50 and 65lb and some 40lb but not much. I pitch a lot and when I am not pitching I am pulling a toad or a frog through some nasty stuff. I recall using all of these listed lines and a few others. This is pretty much the order I like them. However the first 2 can be reversed as both to me are great lines.
All of them did the job except Daiwa J-Braid. After loosing several lures, and making a absolute mess bleeding on my rods and reels I wont try that mistake again. I suggest research on the internet this J-Braid has a undeniable bad reputation for snapping when shocked like when a backlash occurs.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: FloridaFishinFool on August 02, 2018, 01:31:32 PM

Suffix 832


Another vote for 832.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on August 07, 2018, 01:48:03 PM
Sufix Performance after two weeks and only a handful of backlashes. I've only fished this reel about 4 days since spooling it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180807/d5f98db65cb1fd0d9fd6d240514e6a33.jpg)

Guess I'll go back to Daiwa. Reckon they should just send me a lifetime supply since I'm the only one on earth not losing lures from it and I'm willing (barely willing) to put up with green chit flying everywhere.
That ain't sarcasm, I know it happens and it's wide spread, I've even seen videos of it.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Jdog on August 07, 2018, 05:04:41 PM
What about Seaguar smackdown
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: BarryFL on August 26, 2018, 04:16:28 PM
I have PP on my Daiwas and love it. I don't use anything under #50.
No reason to use anything less than 40lb braid on a baitcaster. I think it's the same diameter as 12lb mono. Anything smaller is troublesome to me (digs in when pulling drag).

If visibility is an issue, use a flouro leader like I do with flukes.

PP and Sufix 832 are my favorites.

~Barry~

Title: Best braid line on the market
Post by: WTodd on August 26, 2018, 04:20:33 PM
PP....tried Suffix ONCE and wonít ever make that mistake again....4 break offs on 3 difference rods in 1 day with brand new line.
 
Barry witnessed all of it

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: BarryFL on August 26, 2018, 05:17:02 PM
But that wasn't 832, it was on the Sufix Performance braid.

~Barry~
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: WTodd on August 26, 2018, 06:06:24 PM
To me it doesnít matter; if their internal processes are that bad all of their products are suspect


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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on August 27, 2018, 11:14:38 AM
To me it doesnít matter; if their internal processes are that bad all of their products are suspect


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I've used both, and I feel 832 is vastly superior. See my above pic of the fraying with Performance. Nothing like that happened that easily with the 832, I quite liked it. Noisy, and did fray a bit after it was abused some. But the Performance braid was barely used.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Pferox on August 27, 2018, 01:37:10 PM
I've had my best luck in the abrasive salt with braids that had a "Tracer" in the line.  It was usually some type of different line than the rest that was more abrasive resistant, and was enough to help the total package hold up longer.

IN 832 they call it "Gore" stuff.  I've gone through so many braids that I can't keep the stuff straight anymore. But I will say that two polymers braided together usually work better than one in most abrasive conditions.

Wonder what would happen if some company used like 5 strands of normal braid and brought in two strands of some kind of high abrasive copolymer in the total thing?

Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: FLO GROWN on September 23, 2018, 04:23:26 PM
Power pro and big black sharpie.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bassinlou on September 23, 2018, 06:18:22 PM
Another braid I have been throwing for the last few months is Bull Buster Braid in the 40lb variety. 0 complaints, it has served me well and landed me several nice fish with out any issues.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: FLO GROWN on September 23, 2018, 06:54:19 PM
Another braid I have been throwing for the last few months is Bull Buster Braid in the 40lb variety. 0 complaints, it has served me well and landed me several nice fish with out any issues.
How would you compare it to power pro Lou?

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bassinlou on September 23, 2018, 07:21:52 PM
How would you compare it to power pro Lou?

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Equal to
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Pferox on September 23, 2018, 07:38:43 PM
Another braid I have been throwing for the last few months is Bull Buster Braid in the 40lb variety. 0 complaints, it has served me well and landed me several nice fish with out any issues.

I've used my share of Bull Buster braid too, 20 to 50lb and it is one of my go to brands of braid.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: FLO GROWN on September 23, 2018, 07:52:27 PM
I've been pretty happy with power pro very affordable and available, color fades pretty quickly but nothing a big sharpie can't fix,I see they are coming out with new  Power Pro Super8Slick V2 Braided Line looking forward to trying that.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: merc1997 on September 23, 2018, 08:20:40 PM
I've been pretty happy with power pro very affordable and available, color fades pretty quickly but nothing a big sharpie can't fix,I see they are coming out with new  Power Pro Super8Slick V2 Braided Line looking forward to trying that.

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so, what difference in your opinion does line fade make to the bass??

bo
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: 1ReelFanatik on September 29, 2018, 09:20:28 PM
First braid I ever used was 40# Sufix Performance on a Gen 1 STX.  This reel made the trip to Florida with me for several years.  Didn't see much use locally.  I had to change it out after 4 years because a day of fishing a 3/4 oz. spoon tied direct twisted it so bad I couldn't use the line anymore.  Local Walmart only had a couple brands so I picked up a spool of 40# Original PowerPro.  Man is that stuff noisy going through the guides.  I never noticed any fraying with the Performance and it was what I used for throwing into lily pads and other garbage.  It did turn almost white.

I've also used 30# 832 for the same thing.  Came on a used reel and I had to spend a few minutes getting line dig ins out.  I personally haven't had a problem with dig ins since, and I've been snagged on a lily pad several times with it.

I've picked up some Fins to try.  Have 60# Original PRT on my dedicated frog rod.  Put 5# Windtamer on my Ned rod.  What I noticed with the 5# after just a little fishing time is it requires a leader.  The end frayed rather quickly in wood.  I imagine that is to be expected with that light of a braid.

Daiwa Samurai is a soft braid.  It is thinner than some braids for its rating.  I have it in 55# and have had no problems with it digging in or fraying.  Being soft, it is quiet.

I don't use much braid.  I prefer a mono or co-polymer most of the time.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Pferox on September 30, 2018, 02:15:58 AM
so, what difference in your opinion does line fade make to the bass??

bo

I remember a time when "economy" braids were colorless (white) even some brands of monos were sold that way too, came out about the time that "Generic" brands were the rage.  Lots of people either fished with that pre-faded stuff or was very busy with a magic marker, I guess.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: coldfront on September 30, 2018, 08:03:53 AM
So now I'm trying Sufix Performance braid, Y6. Seems like a different manufacturing method? I think it's six strands and they're woven under heat, slightly melting them together or something?

I don't know, but if I like it at the end of the year as much as I do now, it may be what I end up sticking with. Again, pretty sensitive line, and seems to hold up well so far, but I've only been using it a couple weeks.

cowboy, I too use/like the suffix performance braid.  832 came out as the new/improved.  doesn't sound like that's been your eperience.  I never left performance braid.  why try to improve on perfection?   lo

also, I fish 30# test braid.  tried 50.  could not accept the lost distance on cast. 
30 on baitcasting
12 on spinning.

going on 3 years now without replacing.  don't mind the faded color at all.  just another way to get 'high vis' without spending $$ for it.  (hearin' me Lip?)
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 01, 2018, 05:25:03 PM
Yeah, the Performance braid didn't work out for me. I really hoped it would, I'm not really a brand loyalist but I've really liked a lot of Sufix stuff.
Power Pro though... I just can't find any fault with it, except it'll twist up like crazy on my spinning reels.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Oldfart9999 on October 02, 2018, 08:05:48 AM
so, what difference in your opinion does line fade make to the bass??

bo

I'm not sure it makes any difference, should probably try it enough to see. I just carry a Magic Marker, cut a "V" in the end and color my line, confidence deal. What have you found Bo?
The best braid is what you use and feel happy with.
Rodney
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: coldfront on October 02, 2018, 08:33:08 PM
Yeah, the Performance braid didn't work out for me. I really hoped it would, I'm not really a brand loyalist but I've really liked a lot of Sufix stuff.
Power Pro though... I just can't find any fault with it, except it'll twist up like crazy on my spinning reels.


I swear Steel, if I were to buy a ford pick up I'd never be happy with it and it'd always be breaking down on me.  Hear same experiences from some folks who can't seem to run chevy's.

might be that the products are so close in reality that it's really hard to get consistency differences.  but one/two experiences is all it takes.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 02, 2018, 09:58:12 PM
Oh man, that's a whole nother can of worms...
I just spent ten minutes writing a long rant about trucks, then deleted it all cause we s'posed to be talkin bout fishin line.
I'll just say this: I ain't fond of Ford trucks either, not any built in about the past 10-15 years or so.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: merc1997 on October 03, 2018, 09:09:28 AM
I'm not sure it makes any difference, should probably try it enough to see. I just carry a Magic Marker, cut a "V" in the end and color my line, confidence deal. What have you found Bo?
The best braid is what you use and feel happy with.
Rodney
i have not found that line color makes any difference.  line size does because if can affect the action of a lure, but more important is the sink rate.

i use hi-vis yellow.

bo
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Oldfart9999 on October 04, 2018, 07:26:58 AM
i have not found that line color makes any difference.  line size does because if can affect the action of a lure, but more important is the sink rate.

i use hi-vis yellow.

bo

I've slowly been switching to hi vis, done it on a couple of outfits, seems to not matter but I really haven't done it enough to say for certain. I suppose I could use the marker on a few feet of the line if I think the color bothers the fish but I need checkout the need.  Thanks for the answer Bo.
Rodney
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Captsteve on October 04, 2018, 09:18:05 AM
so, what difference in your opinion does line fade make to the bass??

bo
I bet they don't care

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Pferox on October 04, 2018, 09:34:22 AM
so, what difference in your opinion does line fade make to the bass??

bo

I think it makes them feel sorry for you because you can't afford brand spanking new braid and because of that they strike at your lure more often.  Hows that sound?   :-*
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: CybrSlydr on October 15, 2018, 12:46:54 PM
I'm a fan of 832.  Only used the smaller offerings on my spinning setups like 10-12lb. 

Once I get used to my first baitcaster, I think I'm going to change up to 30# or some.  I've already ruined a whole spool of 832 15# without even casting once.  I hit the thumb release and let the lure hit the ground and had a massive birdsnest I had to cut off.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bud Kennedy on October 15, 2018, 12:56:29 PM
I'm a fan of 832.  Only used the smaller offerings on my spinning setups like 10-12lb. 

Once I get used to my first baitcaster, I think I'm going to change up to 30# or some.  I've already ruined a whole spool of 832 15# without even casting once.  I hit the thumb release and let the lure hit the ground and had a massive birdsnest I had to cut off.

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Let me get this straight.  Are you saying you put on a whole spool of line on your baitcaster?  What kind of baitcaster are you using. and what brake settings are you using.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 15, 2018, 01:01:13 PM
Let me get this straight.  Are you saying you put on a whole spool of line on your baitcaster?  What kind of baitcaster are you using. and what brake settings are you using.

Its 15# Bud, about the same diameter as 4lb mono.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bud Kennedy on October 15, 2018, 01:04:07 PM
Yep I realize that but do you need to put on 150 or 300 yd
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: CybrSlydr on October 15, 2018, 02:48:33 PM
Let me get this straight.  Are you saying you put on a whole spool of line on your baitcaster?  What kind of baitcaster are you using. and what brake settings are you using.

When I bought the reel, the shop offered to spool it for free if I bought the line.  I wanted to buy line anyway, so they put on however much 15# Suffix 832 fits on the Curado DC.

I then took it fishing and, while not thinking, hit the thumb release and watched the lure fall and hit the ground.  Of course, it then overran and birdsnested like crazy.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1947/45077117292_b6decb28c9_h.jpg)

I had to cut the whole thing off.  Not sure how much is left on the actual line spool, but the Curado DC spool was completely ruined.

I never even got to make a single cast with it before I ruined it.  lol
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Burbarry on October 15, 2018, 06:22:12 PM
When you get a nest learn how to get line out. Step one pull line out till it snags. Right where itís snagging grab the line  thatís causing the snag pull on it  hard (May even put reel in reverse for a little bit). Then pull more line out till next snag and repeat till no more snags.

Now to stop this from happening I recommend 2 things. First tightening the knobs all the way cast line out and adjust knobs slowly. Second always keep thumb over the line ready to stop it if you feel a nest starting. Different lures need different settings and same with line even older line needs monitored for adjustments over time.


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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Bassinlou on October 15, 2018, 06:48:51 PM
@CyberSlyder, since you are new to b/c's. In the future when you re-spool. Use backing with cheaper line, then finish spooling your reel with braid.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteveTX on October 15, 2018, 07:08:18 PM
@CyberSlyder, since you are new to b/c's. In the future when you re-spool. Use backing with cheaper line, then finish spooling your reel with braid.
To add to this next time you have as much line off the reel that you are casting out use a piece of tape to tape the part that you wonít be using down. This prevents a backlash from entering this deep into the spool.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: Pferox on October 15, 2018, 07:40:42 PM
Another thing is never trust ANYBODY you don't know to fill your reel.

It might have not been spooled tight enough.  Always do the "Bumper or Tree" fix if you get a "free" spool up.
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 15, 2018, 07:41:29 PM
When I bought the reel, the shop offered to spool it for free if I bought the line.  I wanted to buy line anyway, so they put on however much 15# Suffix 832 fits on the Curado DC.

I then took it fishing and, while not thinking, hit the thumb release and watched the lure fall and hit the ground.  Of course, it then overran and birdsnested like crazy.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1947/45077117292_b6decb28c9_h.jpg)

I had to cut the whole thing off.  Not sure how much is left on the actual line spool, but the Curado DC spool was completely ruined.

I never even got to make a single cast with it before I ruined it.  lol
You should try a thicker line, 12# mono or equivalent. Being new to a baitcaster, I'd also suggest you tighten your cast control knob until the bait won't fall, then slowly loosen it until it very slowly eases toward the ground.

Then practice. As you get more experience and get better, loosen things up.



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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SFL BassHunter on October 19, 2018, 06:49:49 AM
15lb braid on a baitcaster can be a pain with the line digging in.

I would also try some mono first to learn though just cause itís cheaper. Once you have a feel for the reel you can rip it out and put braid on it. Or leave the mono till you need to replace it.


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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 19, 2018, 07:54:00 AM
15lb braid on a baitcaster can be a pain with the line digging in.

I would also try some mono first to learn though just cause itís cheaper. Once you have a feel for the reel you can rip it out and put braid on it. Or leave the mono till you need to replace it.


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Learned this one the hard way myself.

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Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: the_huber_show on October 19, 2018, 09:01:00 AM
(https://image.ibb.co/n3eZry/20180717-183724.jpg)

I had this bad boy my first time using a baitcaster in over 15 years with spyderwire 30lbs.  It took me every bit of 30 minutes to get this out.


I have found using a light test backer helps with the digging in.

That's crazy you had to cut out from just hitting the ground  :shocking:
Title: Re: Best braid line on the market
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 19, 2018, 09:57:28 PM
(https://image.ibb.co/n3eZry/20180717-183724.jpg)

I had this bad boy my first time using a baitcaster in over 15 years with spyderwire 30lbs.  It took me every bit of 30 minutes to get this out.


I have found using a light test backer helps with the digging in.

That's crazy you had to cut out from just hitting the ground  :shocking:
Holy cow dude, I woulda cut that too!

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