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What brand braid are u using?
« on: August 16, 2019, 07:52:10 AM »

I've been sticking with the regular popular ones.  Power pro,suffix, and Spiderwire.  I just watch guys using these Chinese brand on youtube.  Runcl,kastking, and so one.  Anyone use these.  I see they are alot cheaper.  I spool buddies rods up.  They dont know the difference. 

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 07:56:33 AM »

I have been getting Spectra straight from the source. 1000M for about $20
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 08:01:47 AM »

I use Power Pro, I love the way it casts and performs. I used SpiderWire for years but it frays more easily and I got tired of the wind knots.

I base my line choices solely on performance not cost and once I'm completely happy with it's performance I don't usually shop others unless the performance changes. 
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 08:21:20 AM »

I use both Sufix 832 and Power Pro. Both perform great. I watch for sales and pick up either of the two when I can.

LMG should PM me that connection.  ;)
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 09:42:27 AM »

I've tried different brands and settled on the Sufix 832. As has been said, performance is what counts, and I like this braid better than others. I also try to buy it when it's on sale.  :)
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 10:00:37 AM »

I'm currently using 2 brands. My long and trusted brand of Power Pro Regular and MaxCuatro, the other brand that has been treating pretty well is Bull Buster braid (40lbs)

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 11:27:22 AM »

i use spider wire stealth hi-vis yellow.  it is easy to see in the daytime, and at night it lights up in the black light.  it seems to be very fray resistant, is very quiet coming through the guides.  i use lb. tests from 10 up to 50.  the 10 or 15 works great for fishing the "ned".  i use 20 lb. for fishing spoons and for fishing swimmers on jig heads.  we catch a lot of bass in the winter 50 ft. deep or deeper.  with the 20 lb. braid, i can make a looooong cast, let it go straight to the bottom 50 ft. deep, pick that swimmer up and get bit first movement, and instantly stick that GrassJig through their head.

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 11:45:47 AM »

I have been using Bass Pro  yellow Hyper Braid 10lb on my spinning reel and love it. use it for wakey rig and yum dingers. Use Power Pro 30lb on my baitcaster . Like it also
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 12:21:12 PM »

Long time user of Tuff Line XP
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 12:41:02 PM »

i use spider wire stealth hi-vis yellow.  it is easy to see in the daytime, and at night it lights up in the black light.  it seems to be very fray resistant, is very quiet coming through the guides.  i use lb. tests from 10 up to 50.  the 10 or 15 works great for fishing the "ned".  i use 20 lb. for fishing spoons and for fishing swimmers on jig heads.  we catch a lot of bass in the winter 50 ft. deep or deeper.  with the 20 lb. braid, i can make a looooong cast, let it go straight to the bottom 50 ft. deep, pick that swimmer up and get bit first movement, and instantly stick that GrassJig through their head.

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Bo, I had bad experience with that line.  It broke very easily.  Maybe I just had a bad batch.   Will try it again, because I like the way you can see it.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 12:59:49 PM »

I started using Kast King Super Power Braid not bad for the price point.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 01:57:20 PM »

Long time user of Tuff Line XP
I've always loved Power Pro but that was before I won a spool of Tuf-Line. I've been using Tuf-Line ever since. I actually did a review on it for Ultimate Bass some time ago.

I like both Supercast and Domin8 for spinning applications. They are both an 8 strand braid with excellent handling.

I like XP and 4orce for flipping frogging and worming in the grass. They are both a 4 carrier braid.

Tif-Line is American made too.

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2019, 02:48:24 PM »

I use both Sufix 832 and Power Pro. Both perform great. I watch for sales and pick up either of the two when I can.

LMG should PM me that connection.  ;)
These are the only two I will use. I bought 3000yds spool of Power Pro 40lb for $105 delivered off eBay last year. It will probably last me the rest of my life since I use it twice by spooling to another reel and using backing where I only put on about 80yds at time.

Kastking braid makes great backing. :)

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 02:55:28 PM »

I have only ever used Power Pro in the 30# size. Now that my eyes are getting worse I'm thinking about going to some Hi Viz yellow so I can see it better.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »

I don't use much braid.  I have used Sufix 832, Sufix Performance and PowerPro Original.  Right now I am trying some Fins braid in Wind Tamer, Original PRT and 40G in various colors.  Not had a chance to use them much.  So far they seem like good lines.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 11:44:52 PM »

Is "Whatever is on Sale" a brand?   ~roflmao

I have a few brands in use now, 832, Some Chinese stuff, and Bullbuster.net. All are in some kind of high vis color.

If you are looking around for an affordable braid, check out Bullbuster.net, it is pretty good stuff, and the bulk spools are a little more affordable than some others.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2019, 12:50:00 PM »

Is "Whatever is on Sale" a brand?   ~roflmao

I have a few brands in use now, 832, Some Chinese stuff, and Bullbuster.net. All are in some kind of high vis color.

If you are looking around for an affordable braid, check out Bullbuster.net, it is pretty good stuff, and the bulk spools are a little more affordable than some others.
Jim I might have to check out that Bullbuster stuff if it works good and isn't so expensive.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2019, 02:17:18 PM »

Bo, I had bad experience with that line.  It broke very easily.  Maybe I just had a bad batch.   Will try it again, because I like the way you can see it.
it does not break easily, and in tests, it is more abrasion resistant than power pro.  your knot could be the problem.  i do not use the palomar.  most knots with twists require more twists than you would use with other lines.  and the thinner the line diameter, the more twists that are required to keep the knot from slipping.

on the NuTech Lures you tube channel, one of our videos, i demonstrate the knot that i tie.  can't recall which one it is though.  that knot will never slip or break.

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 11:38:38 AM »

it does not break easily, and in tests, it is more abrasion resistant than power pro.  your knot could be the problem.  i do not use the palomar.  most knots with twists require more twists than you would use with other lines.  and the thinner the line diameter, the more twists that are required to keep the knot from slipping.

on the NuTech Lures you tube channel, one of our videos, i demonstrate the knot that i tie.  can't recall which one it is though.  that knot will never slip or break.

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It wasn't breaking at the knot, just various places.  I'm sure I had some bad line.  Just bought another spool and will try it again.  It's about too hot to fish in the daytime, so going to do so night fishing.
I did try your knot some time ago, but I had forgotten about it.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 02:23:12 PM »

Jim I might have to check out that Bullbuster stuff if it works good and isn't so expensive.

The smallest spool size for yellow (hi viz) 20 Bullbuster braid is 1,5000 yds,  They used to not sell hi viz except in bulk spools for some reason.  Right now that is less than $85.00  OH yea and you can only get it on line, as far as I know.

Just as an example, Lip.   The only line I know that might be cheaper is the Chinese stuff, but I doubt that is much of a difference.

BTW, these guys don't sponsor me, I just think it is a good product.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 02:46:23 PM »

The smallest spool size for yellow (hi viz) 20 Bullbuster braid is 1,5000 yds,  They used to not sell hi viz except in bulk spools for some reason.  Right now that is less than $85.00  OH yea and you can only get it on line, as far as I know.

Just as an example, Lip.   The only line I know that might be cheaper is the Chinese stuff, but I doubt that is much of a difference.

BTW, these guys don't sponsor me, I just think it is a good product.

The bullbuster braid I had access to was gifted to me by a buddy of mine who is a Pro-Staffer for Bull braid and their products. I won't be needing 40lb yellow braid for a long while...  lo lo

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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2019, 03:54:49 PM »

Sunline, both Siglon 8 strand and SX1.
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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »

have been using suffix performance for close to 10 years.  never had it fail me. as an old footballer, weight lifter, I have never 'lost a knot'

30lb test on the baitcasters (frog rods, punching, c-rigs)
12lb test on the spinning reels.

palomar on the direct ties.
uni-uni knots on the leaders.

I've used other brands when out with guides.  never saw where my suffix performance was a 'step back' performer.
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2019, 03:11:45 PM »

Me itís Power Pro only; wouldnít use Suffix if the company gave it to me for free


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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2019, 04:06:48 PM »

Well, that's kind of harsh. There's a significant difference between Suffix 832 and Performance, IMO. 832 is right up there with Power Pro.

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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2019, 06:54:49 PM »

Well you were with me when I had 4 break offs on 3 different rods in the span of 2 hours........ and it was brand new line.  Iíve never had that happen with PP so thereís that. And if the only good line they sell is their top of the line stuff then they should stop making everything else.


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Re: What brand braid are u using?
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2019, 11:24:29 PM »

Well, that's kind of harsh. There's a significant difference between Suffix 832 and Performance, IMO. 832 is right up there with Power Pro.

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I prefer the Sufix 832 over PP but use both as they are top of the line braid. Not saying that neither have never let a bad spool out but they both overwhelmingly have great followings. Neither would be as successful as they are if the product was a problem. IMHO
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