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What is the best braided fishing line?

rambo
rambo

Other,TR

Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:02 am
What is the best braided fishing line?
What is the best braided fishing line? I fish for bass and pike mostly, but the girlfriend likes to fish for catfish. So, a line that would be optimal for these fish?
Theking
Theking

Other,TZ

Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:22 am
Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
I have tried just about every braided, bonded, pressed, superline that I can find, and I think the best braided line is Sufix Braid. It casts the best, and is just an all around great line. The sensitivity is amazing, and the line can even be used on spinning reels! Totally excellent value for money!
RippnLipz
RippnLipz

Massachusetts,US

Posted Thu Sep 2, 2010 6:22 am
Re: Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
Yup i am with you

Sonny Navarro

gogeta
gogeta

Other,TO

Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:44 am
Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
I use Fireline I use it for spinnerbaits and crankbaits and love the stuff. Be sure that your rod has plenty backbone and a medium fast tip when cranking with this stuff because it's low stretch has a tendency to pull hooks out if you get overly aggressive with it.
baron
baron

Other,GB

Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:15 am
Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
I also think that Fireline is very good for flipping jigs and worms in heavy cover. It REALLY takes abuse well.
I haven't tried the Stren only because I found other line that really works for me.
Tarponjim
Tarponjim

Utah,US

Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:22 am
Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
I vote for Sufix. It does perform the best. However, Stren and Power Pro also work fine for me. I use Power Pro primarily, because it works, and the price is lower than Stren and Sufix.

Tarponjim

yukonjack2
yukonjack2

Michigan,US

Posted Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:26 pm
Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
I like fireline - other than the cryatal stuff, the smoke grey type has worked well. Only issue I have is its a little soft, and have trouble with it generating wind knots and looping around the rod tip if the wind is up. Power pro is a litle bit stiffer - but worked just as well for sensitivity.

Ja ck

Jack

mattrod
mattrod

New York,US

Posted Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:05 am
Re:What is the best braided fishing line?
I have done a lot of salmon fishing this year. And I would have to say fireline 30 pound test.

Bass, Salmon, And Breathing

dfxjedi
dfxjedi

California,US

Posted Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:45 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I only use Spiderwire braid,it works great,i've never used any other brand,so I wouldn't know about others,but for me spiderwire works just fine.
RajunCajun
RajunCajun

Texas,US

Posted Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:07 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I've tried a couple of brands but Power Pro, I think, works best for me. I only use it on my flippin' stick. I use Yo-Zuri 6# hybrid for my drop shot rig and Berkley Game Mono (8# - 12#) for everything else.

upstatebass
upstatebass

New York,US

Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:25 am
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Yes I use the same as you for both. The down fall is after 2 or 3 days of fishing if you dont replace the mono it starts snapping on the big ones.

Mike White

Lonnie
Lonnie

Ontario,CA

Posted Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:25 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Gr8 comments - My 2 cents - I find I like different braids for different applications - fireline for most of my fishing - If I'm fishing jigs I find I need florescent line, I can't jig with dark lines because I have a hard time seeing the line/water interface (must be old age setting in). For muskies I'm much less discerning ... just about any braided line over 100 lbs seems to do the job. One other braid that has caught my attention as of late, is the new Daiwa Samari - amazingly slick and thin - in fact much smoother than any other braid I've tried. Unfortunately so far, it only comes in green, so I don't fish jigs with it.
cheers,
LK

Walleye Editor, Ontario Out of Doors Magazine - Contributor, In-Fisherman Magazine

LooseDragMcgoo
LooseDragMcgoo

Ontario,CA

Posted Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:08 am
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I need to get some flouro I think but...... I ice fish with Power Pro braid and I do decent with it!
Power Pro is my got to for braided line since 5 years ago and will be for a while!
Mike :)

Better to be loose then tight!

Bassplus
Bassplus

Quebec,CA

Posted Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:08 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I've been using Berkley Fireline ever since it first came out and can attest to all the pros & cons that come with the micro dinema line. Fortunately for me, the pros outweigh the cons! Yes, there are some issues with its tip wrap in the wind, but all braids tend to do that as well. A freshly spooled reel will have more problems than say one that has been on for a few days. The one thing you should remember (especially on spinning reels) is to try & reel the line back onto the spool after a cast, tightly. In other words, don't just reel in after casting with all that slack in it. This will just create loose loops and tangles in casts to come! I prefer the smoke colour and have found that it breaks down much slower than say the pink & yellow and keeps its greyish colour better as well. If clear water is an issue, then I apply a fluorocarbon leader and attach it with a blood knot. Be careful to ensure that the knot slips before it tightens and you clip the tag ends. If you don't apply a lot of pressure on both ends to snug up the knot before you might find that the next fish will break at the blood knot you just tied. This may not be the type of line needed for all applications, but you will find overall that it helps in detecting those subtle bites and aids in keeping the fish locked up. You should also remember to tie this line to some mono backing first when spooling, otherwise you might have another problem to contend with as well. Without any stretch, the line will just slip on the spool and you may think there is something wrong with your drag! Good luck with your decision!

Bassplus

Zabidah
Zabidah

Florida,US

Posted Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:35 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I'm a saltwater inshore fisherman and power pro 20# works wonders doesn't break off when the fish run through the rocks and oyster bars. It casts great and I've never had a problem with it on my spinnign rods ( all I use is spinnign rods ). Here are some tidbits on braided line.

I'm just copy and pasting a thing I did for my other forum board hopefully it helps you out some.

First off I have never had any problems with power pro except for the very first tiem I spoooled it on a rod and reel i did not put a backer on it so the line itself spun aroudn the bail. So if you chose to use braid ( go with power pro ) Take a nice 10-12lb mono and spool some onto the reel. Enough to just barely cover the spool. Then simply tie the braid to the mono and reel it onto the reel.

make sure you reel it correctly and not backwards onto the spool other wise you may end up with knots or kickback birdsnest type of deal. If this is to hard fo ryou to figure out ( not sayign your dumb ) power pro makes some that is ready to spool from the box you poke the line through the plastic and reel the line spins in the pack pretty neato thing.

Also power pro needs to be wound tight onto your spool if not it may cause you some small loops or a small knot ( rarely but it can happen ).

I take an old golf ball or sinker cast it down the road and then walk it all the way out and reel it back onto my reel so I'm positive it is nice and tight. Another easy way to do this is on your way out ask dad to cut the speed down for a minute throw a lure out and let the line go all the way out or out to the point where it looks nice and pretty. Then reel it in also with your finger holding the line taugt while you reel.

Also when you use braid ( power pro is the way to go lol ) you must use a leader I recomend a nice mono or floracarbon one to add shock to your line. Because power pro has pretty much no stretch to it so if you tug it an inch your line will move an inch. When mono has more of a 4 to 1 ratio you must tug 4 inchs to recieve a 1 inch movement. Also use one of those spinner thingys lol cant remember the nam eof em so the line doesnt spin up and tangle.

20# power pro is the size of 6# mono 30lb is size of 8#mono.

It is truly amazing Just grab 1 roll of it and throw it on 1 of your spinners and try it out I can gaurantee you'll love it.

Also some knots do not work with power pro and will slip right out so be aware of this also.

If the color of your power pro line fades it doe snot mean its old or needs to be replaced it is still in great condition and no worrys. Only time it needs to be replaced is when you see the small fuzzy lookign frays and even then the line is still good.

I have had a fish take my bait through rocks and oyster bars and run hardcore drag off through the rocks itself and the lien never broke and landed the fish.

I know this may sound liek a ton of con's against the braid lien but it truly isn't mainly the same problems with mono and very easily avoidable and also you may screw the lien up while learnign it a little but hey who cares I'm sure you have screwed up some things whiel learnign them before also.

Hope this helps DH or anyone I started using power pro 2 years ago and havn't looked back since.

I'm actually goign to reel 1 of my rods with mono just because I miss fish bouncing around on it and also the great chance of breakign one off. Power pro is almost a true unfair advantage.
Bassdominator
Bassdominator

Quebec,CA

Posted Sat Dec 8, 2007 7:01 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
1 word! POWERPRO!

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dickniteguy
dickniteguy

Washington,US

Posted Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:43 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I really like wal-marts price on the fireline and it seems to work just a little better than spiderwire, powerpro is good too but just damn expensive, you do need a little mono backing and keep it TIGHT when reeling back!

ĎÏĊĶŊļŢĘ

LooseDragMcgoo
LooseDragMcgoo

Ontario,CA

Posted Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:12 am
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
No you dont! I dont back my reels with mono at all. The tip is to take black eletrical tape! Tie your power pro to your reel then just take the tape and cover the spool with it, put your line on the reel to your desired length! Then what I do is, first time out with that line make a slow troll in deeper water and let it out completely! Then reel it in all tight, GOOD TO GO NO PROBLEMS SINCE IVE DONE THAT!
Mike :)

Better to be loose then tight!

upstatebass
upstatebass

New York,US

Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:32 am
Re: Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Absolutely, I use the tape too!!

Mike White

GitRDoneIke
GitRDoneIke

Texas,US

Posted Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:34 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I use Fireline. it's not really a "braid" but it accoplishes the same things braid does. Also Stren Super Braid is one of my favs. I only use Fireline and Super Braid! The WORST you could get would be Spider Wire. I've talked to a TON of people who don't like it at all! And I haven't had the bestr experiences with it either.

Got R Did!

JPFisher55
JPFisher55

Missouri,US

Posted Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:40 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I use 30 lb. smoke fireline. It has some body like mono. Thus, unlike other high tech lines, it doesn't wrap around the front of lures, like devilhorse type topwaters. And it has great knot strength with a palomar knot.
I use 50 yards of it on top of mono backing. But I fish for largemouth bass and don't need more than 50 yards. I do recommend some mono backing on reels using high tech line.
GitRDoneIke
GitRDoneIke

Texas,US

Posted Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:39 pm
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Definatally need the mono backing!!! What I LOVE about Fireline smoke is, when it starts to turn white it's all "broken in" and casts farther, and is more sensitive. It usally only takes a couple of days fishing for it to start getting it the way I like it. But it fishes GREAT out of the box too.

Got R Did!

Bassdominator
Bassdominator

Quebec,CA

Posted Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:32 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Fireline crystal seems SWEET. Never tried. How is it if anyone tried it?

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snookmagnet
snookmagnet

Florida,US

Posted Mon Jul 7, 2008 12:31 pm
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Its too stiff for me. It doesn't behave like line.

My line choices from best to worst are:

Suffix braid
tuff line XP
powerpro
spiderwire
fireline crystal

Scott - http://www.fishingmaster.com

Bigeyes
Bigeyes

Minnesota,US

Posted Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:58 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Rambo,
I believe the best line for your situation would be 20-30lb fireline. It is a good line overall, should hold up well for bass and pike and won't have as much drag in current when fishing for cats. If you don't fish rivers or streams for cats I would recommend a either power pro or cortland master braid in 20-30lb. Just remember the heavier your line gets the harder it will be to cast.

I use power pro 20lb red for bass fishing and can reef any size bass out of any cover. I have taken bass over 7lbs out of cattails with this stuff. I have also fished many different types of line and used almost every braid out there except stren braid. I like power pro 8lb for pitching jigs and they do make it in hi vis for sight fishing. It also doubles nicely as ice fishing line. I also like the cortland master braid in 10lb for a little heavier jig fishing and 50lb for muskies. I actually like the master braid better than power pro because it is a tighter braid and doesn't have quite as waxy a finish on it. It is just harder to find than power pro so I don't use it for everything. I have used the suffix braid also but really didn't find anything special about it. I actually didn't like the finish on it. The same goes for the shakespear ugly braid. They both seem to be a little bit softer line with a waxy coating.

I have used fireline in all of the colors except pink, might have to put that on a spare rod to keep my buddies from asking to use it. The green and smoke are good lines. I tried the crystal last summer and lost 2 big fish in the same day and that was enough of that crap. I switched back to power pro that night. I have never had any trouble with the smoke or the green and have used them extensively. I like fireline for trolling cranks and fishing current because it is flatter and cuts the water better.

I use backing anytime I use fireline or a braid. I know the electrical tape or athletic tape trick works but there are other reasons for using backing. I prefer backing simply because it creates less line waste. When using a spinning reel, I never use the last 20 to 40 yards on the spool and don't know anyone who does. I have once in a while on my baitcasters but that is only if I or someone else does something stupid like catch a line the motor or have a lot of bad break offs and lose a lot of line. I always use either an old mono I have lying around or my old fluorocarbon from the year before for backing. It helps to keep the spool full and working at its peak efficiency. It also helps save on the cost of line. If you use backing you can put 50 yards of line on and get 2 to 3 reels spooled from one spool of line. I know that isn't ideal for every situation but is more than adequate for most. Using backing is as efficient as it is economical.

I also use fluorocarbon extensively in finesse situations. Mostly for ice fishing and live bait rigging. I like the P-Line fluorocarbon because it is made in Japan yet casts less than the other Japanese Fluorocarbons. I have used the berkley vanish also and will say that the new formula is a great improvement over the original. I have used all 3 colors and found no difference in the fishability of any of them. I actually have the crimson transition as leader material on my tip-ups. OK, I would have P-Line on there but the vanish was free and it isn't bad line, it just isn't as tough as the P-Line.

As for monofiliment line, I haven't used it for years. I started using copolymer lines many years ago. I think the first one I tried was berkley tri-max. If memory serves, it was about 20 years ago when that came out. It was pretty cool line in its day but wasn't quite as tough as the old XT. The next one I found that I really like was the berkley sensithin. It was pretty good line and the predecessor to the current berkley sensation. It is very tough line with a little less stretch to give you better feel if you like the mono-type lines. I used that for a few years and tried some other brands until I was introduced to P-Line. P-Line is by far the toughest copolymer line on the market. I would put 6lb P-Line against 8lb XT any day. It is unbelievably tough. I only use it on one of my spare rods anymore as I have switched everything else over to braids and fluorocarbon but for those out there that like the monofiliment type lines, I would recommend trying the P-Line CXX. It puts everything else in its class to shame.

All in all there a lot of great lines out there and we all have our personal preferences. the technological advances in line in the last 10 years has provided a specialty line for almost any application a fisherman can imagine. The price may be higher, but the performance is worth every extra dollar spent. Whether its feeling the subtle nip of a crappie in the spring, heaving bucket mouths out of heavy cover, putting enough power to a 40lb musky to strip the gears out of a C4 Garcia or simply outfishing your buddy 5 to one because he doesn't have a fluorocarbon leader, there is a line for every situation and they are only getting better.

Bigeyes

GitRDoneIke
GitRDoneIke

Texas,US

Posted Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:32 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I haven't heard very many good things about crystal....................Smoke works GREAT!!

Got R Did!

shadoof
shadoof

North Carolina,US

Posted Sun Jul 6, 2008 6:37 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
power pro is the way to go :)
RossGillies
RossGillies

Ontario,CA

Posted Mon Jul 7, 2008 2:31 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I have no complaints with spiderwire 20 lb test.

Ross

tbgifted
tbgifted

Kansas,US

Posted Tue Jul 8, 2008 10:10 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I must be among a group of people that don't mind spending more money than necessary for lesser quality products which is fine, it just depends on what you have available I suppose. I have tried all the above listed braids over that past 10 yrs. Every time I saw a new one advertised on the Outdoor channel or on Versus promoted by one of the nationally known tournament fisherman, I had to try it because they would not advertise an inferior product would they? Would sponsorship money factor into their decision? Surely not, money could not have that much impact or could it?

Well, after years of testing and trying all the "best" braids advertised by the best anglers, I still did not find one that would consistently put large catfish in the boat, or decrease the amount of annoying line wraps when bass fishing, or when tested with scale, would actually test as high as was stamped on the box. If it said the test weight was 30lbs, why did they seem to test at only 25 or 27lbs. Why was my 80lb braid on my flathead rods testing and 73lbs rather than 80lbs like it was proclaimed to be? Most fisherman would not care I suppose. When dealing with line weight so high, what does a few lbs difference really mean anyway?

After much trial and error, I have found one that is and does what it is said to be and do. It is not an advertised brand and I have never seen a professional claim to use it. It is listed in the catalog of the company whose name is on it and it costs half as much as the better known brands. I have some on one of my catfish rods that has lasted for three and a half years, it is still round and just as strong as when I bought it. Cabela's Ripcord SI+, not SI, SI will go flat, SI+ does not even after years of use. SI+ tested at or above the advertised test weight on every occasion even after being on my reel for 3 yrs.

Feel free to spend more money on lesser quality lines if you want, I prefer to get more bang for less buck though but that is just me.

Trace

luckyeights
luckyeights

North Carolina,US

Posted Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:15 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Fireline gets my vote.

I've been using it for about 5 years on all my all my saltwater reels, #20 and #30 Hi-Vis. Brought in one 4"ray on the #30 and hooked something one night (shark?) that went under the pier and exploded a #30 class rod, even after the rod broke I was still able to fight the fish for about 5-10 minutes with the line pulled across the pier bracing before the line gave out. This stuff is tough and very wear resistant.

I've used Spiderwire several years ago and just didn't like the way it performed. I put #40 Power-pro on my fighting reels for kings this year, but only had one run on it before the bait was dropped, so I really can't give you an honest opinion on its performance or castability.

I fish therefore I am

SteveandCourt
SteveandCourt

Ontario,CA

Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:13 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Power Pro, the only way to go ;)

STEVO

freshwaterphi
freshwaterphi

Quebec,CA

Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:37 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Check out the ultimate line test / comparison clip I shot for Youtube last year, click:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9mSMguMeMU

Personaly use 14lb Fireline smoke for bass, pike walleye, 50 lb power pro for big carp in the rocks.

Freshwaterphil.com

johnoneal9
johnoneal9

South Carolina,US

Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:40 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
power pro is definately by far the best
lceia
lceia

Other,PT

Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:49 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
It depends hallways watt you won't the line to do, most of the time y fish with FIRELINE Crystal on the reel and vanish or Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon on the hook

lceia

RaiderNation
RaiderNation

California,US

Posted Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:42 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
20 lb. spiderwire and 30 performs well for me. Fireline was too slippery for my baitcaster. Dug into the spool. I will try power pro next.
4/5/09 Berkeley fireline smoke is good stuff. Like it better than the spiderwire I hav been using.
Doesnt flatten out like spiderwire does. I am done with spiderwire.

Always fish like its the last day of your life...

vandam
vandam

New York,US

Posted Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:15 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I had all my baitcasters rigged with 30# smoke fireline most of the summer, noticed it was discoloring and fraying really bad after just couple fishing trips,used mostly through hydrila, lllypads and major structure.
So i switched up with STREN SUPER BRAID and it has out performed fireline all the way around, very awsome super braid. But i also am open to other suggestions to try a different braid.

Buzzbait

massman
massman

Florida,US

Posted Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:44 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
power pro or spider

brian m willoughby

Salmon
Salmon

Ontario,CA

Posted Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:07 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
So far power pro has worked well for me.
Igor
Igor

Ontario,CA

Posted Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:45 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I have tried most and I always go back to the fireline, this year I really liked my fireline crystal ..but make sure to spool these lines up correctly or many mishaps may happen...
I HAVE LEARNT THROUGH EXPERIENCE AND THESE LINES AINT CHEAP..(ie backing line is a must) and also tie a 2 to 3 ft floro leader to it will give a little more stretch on the hookset and makes the business end of things nearly invible to line shy fish...

fish on...

dasfish
dasfish

Florida,US

Posted Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:35 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
spiderwire ultracast, it is worth the extra money, the teflon coating keeps it from shedding and drying out. ..and it does not dig into the spool. i would caution though that these super lines all break above their deemed stress rating and will result in a non-record at the igfa. there are a few law suites right now against some manufactures for this exact thing.
FISHINMA
FISHINMA

Utah,US

Posted Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:23 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I use 20llb spiderwire. The only thing I notice is this time of year fishin the river is it freezes and I end up with a spool of frost unless I get the WD out!
Smiles!

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LooseDragMcgoo
LooseDragMcgoo

Ontario,CA

Posted Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:32 am
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Especially in the open on windy days!!!! Try plain old mono or florocarbon as it does not absorb the water and freeze. I think braid is way over rated.... good for some applications but the hype is not all it's cracked up to be...... I fish alot and that braided stuff beats the crap out of reels and rods.... cuts into the spool and my plastic eyelets get cut like a knive over time...... I like how it dont stretch and last longer but for the damage it does to expensive gear is it worth it????
Mike ;)

Better to be loose then tight!

massman
massman

Florida,US

Posted Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:40 pm
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
i learned a long time ago that if you are fishing in exstream cold to keep the frost off your spool and line a little bit of vegitable oil will prevent frost or freeze and will not chase any fish away my dad showed me that trick and his dad showed him food for thought

brian m willoughby

cacabait
cacabait

New Mexico,US

Posted Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:25 pm
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
you know some say wd 40 turns fish away try tuna fish oil or sarden oil does the same has wd 40 keeps the the braid from freezing up keeps it moist in the summer so it don't dry out and get brittle . and best of all it atracts the fish .

my best fishing partner .is my loving wife,

RaiderNation
RaiderNation

California,US

Posted Tue Apr 7, 2009 9:29 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
4/5/09 Berkeley fireline smoke is good stuff. Like it better than the spiderwire I have been using.
Doesnt flatten out like spiderwire does. I am done with spiderwire.

Always fish like its the last day of your life...

ISeeSpots
ISeeSpots

Florida,US

Posted Tue Apr 7, 2009 7:43 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
My dad and I only use PowerPro for redfish and trout tournaments. We've hooked huge redfish on topwater from 50-60 yards away from the boat. With zero stretch on the line, it was soooo much easier than mono. PowerPro red is our first choice because I did some researching online and supposedly red line disappears the quickest in the water. Thanks to the old ROYGBIV rainbow, red is the shortest wavelength, so it disappears the quickest.

Team Tightline

coastietim
coastietim

Wisconsin,US

Posted Sat Jul 4, 2009 8:12 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I love using power pro on my baitcasters, really helps on holding the birds nests to a min. also if it does birds nest, the power pro is a LOT easier to get out then regular mono. Plus i use Power Pro for my heavy flipping spinning rods helps a lot with pulling the big ones out of the lillys and super sensitive

Tim Hyvonen

cacabait
cacabait

New Mexico,US

Posted Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Re: Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
power pro is my choice brand for all around i have tried one i havn't hard anybody say its not much for casting it trolls good and it holds up to heavy catfish in strong current.Berkley Gorilla tough 50lb test is what i have tried . but for casting alround fishing power pro.

my best fishing partner .is my loving wife,

RippnLipz
RippnLipz

Massachusetts,US

Posted Thu Sep 2, 2010 6:24 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I have tested pritty much everything, And its Sufix #1 & PowerPro #2. I hope the new Sufix 832 will be the new #1

Sonny Navarro

dropshotpole
dropshotpole

New York,US

Posted Fri Sep 3, 2010 8:27 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Well i have to agree that Power Pro Braid is probably top of the line, its good stuff. for really thick cover i run 40# Power Pro with a 17# Fleuro Carbon leader and ill tell you what you will break every fishes neck when you set that hook.

Leigh Rusin

Delawarebass
Delawarebass

Delaware,US

Posted Sat Sep 4, 2010 7:43 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I used every single brand of braid on the market in the last 20 years. On spinning reels and baitcast reels, and I used them 5-7 days a week, every week of the year in tournaments and in a guide service, and without a doubt, POWER PRO was the best braid overall. I have videos on this to show its effectiveness. http://delawaretrophybass.com/apps/videos

THE BASS COLLEGE

kastmastersteve
kastmastersteve

Oregon,US

Posted Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:57 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
i use power pro never lets me down

kastmastersteve

massman
massman

Florida,US

Posted Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:26 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
10lb spiderwire or 10lb pro line but my best line is cajun red mono dose not break under stress and has a great strech to it

brian m willoughby

bassattttic
bassattttic

Utah,US

Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:38 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
POWER PRO NO DOUBT

Bassattttic

floyd
floyd

Florida,US

Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:35 pm
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
Powerpro will snap on a backlash and also wind-knots quite a bit. Firewire is the poop.

floyd

Dornblaser
Dornblaser

New Jersey,US

Posted Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:34 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
This is my second season with Power Pro and still no regrets. I had alot of problems with braid over the years but so far none with the Power Pro.

Dornblaser

nidahobassin
nidahobassin

Idaho,US

Posted Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:39 am
Re: What is the best braided fishing line?
I have used them all. I see a lot of Power Pro fans, but obviously, they haven't REALLY put it to the test. Use P-Line(Spectrex)!!!! When fishing clear water, use braid w/ a flouro(Halo or Flouroclear) leader. If clear water and heavy cover, use P-Line braid w/ P-Line CXX (extra strong) leader. That CXX is indestructable! Honestly, if you aren't in and around heavy cover, they will all work well because you aren't worried about tough. You are only using it for it no stretch properties. I use 20lb on spinning gear and 50lb on my jigging and frogging rods. I never use a leader on a frog. Nor do I use a leader on a jig rod in stained/muddy water. I only attach the leader when they may be able to see the braid(or on finness set-ups), although, it blends into thick brush well even in clear water.

Tony McCalmant www.baitsmith.com www.proangler.com

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