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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