I only used the yellow PP on spinning reels but I bought some 40lb. J Braid for some baitcasters this year. It was cheap, I believe that was because it didn't have dye, it's white but all that means is it won't bleed and I can see it fine. I've thrown it some everytime I go out and it's been flawless, no back lashes, no cutting in on itself and it really increased sensitivity. I've never noticed it making a noise so I guess it's reasonably smooth. Only thing is that if the wind is heavy it might wrap around the rod tip if you get too much slack out at the end. I have become a braid believer thanks to tips from this forum.