PowerPro, Fireline, Stren Superbraid, Cortland braid, Gorilla Braid, TuffLine and Berkley Stealth are all made of gel-spun polyethylene fibers, these are the same fibers that are in bullet proof vests. Well as we all have noticed braided line tends to fray, and usually we end up cutting 10 0r 12 yards off our spool to get to the nice shiney line. Stop doing that!!! When we buy a new spool of braided line it has a wax on it, you might have noticed that sometimes when spooling up a reel with new braid that the line sticks to the line on the spool as you reel it up.
Well here is a cheap way to get more life out of your braided line.
Bowstring wax $3.00 (chapstick will work also)
1 paper towel
Strip off the braided line until you get to the new looking line, take the paper towel and tear a piece off about 4 inches by 4 inches and fold it into a small square, then rub the bowstring wax on the paper towel, take the braided line place it on the waxed paper towel and fold the paper towel in half, and squeeze it together and then reel the line up, you may have to do this a few times.
I usually do this as a preventative measure, and wax my braided line every other time I use a rod spooled with braid.
Some of you may already know this trick. As braided line is already expensive and it does last longer than monofilament, with this tip you can get 3 or 4 times the life out of your braided line.