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Old 03-14-2017, 08:06 AM   #11
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30lbs power pro Slick 8 in green for me,I tried the pink wind tamer that everyone was using but didn't like the pink dye running off on my white reels.I used to use 20lbs but would lose a lot of lures when I got a backlash,switch to 30 and it fixed the problem.On all my Avet LXs I use 30lb blue Momoi mono for trolling and 60lb power pro on my snapper rigs.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:15 AM   #12
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Braided line debate

Inshore Baitcasters - 20-40# I don't care what brand (pp ss or 832 mostly) as long as it's 8 strand. I still use 15# mono on top water rods for the buoyancy and 12# mono on some finesse set ups. I can cast weightless live bait or plastics better with mono.

Inshore spinning reels - 20-40# cheapest braid I can find (eBay spectra or 4 strand other brands)


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Old 03-14-2017, 08:29 AM   #13
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I use 20# PowerPro moss green braided line on both casting and spinning reels. Also use flouro or mono leaders depending on the type of lures being used and the fishing environment that I'm in. Agree with what Cajuntriton said on mono and use flouro when in clear water or when fishing around abrasive structure (oysters, peers, etc.). Also use lighter mono when fishing the jetties so that I can easily break off the line when hung up. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:35 AM   #14
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Had my baitcasters spooled with 30# FINS until about a year ago. Kept having numerous break offs on the hookset so I switched to 20# power pro and haven't had an issue.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:20 AM   #15
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I've tried just about every braid out there and even came up with parameters that one could look at to actually evaluate a braided line's performance. Many are great right out of the box but weaken pretty fast or just arn't the best in one parameter or another. Hard to find one that scores high in all parameters. Some are quiet, some cast long, but lack something in another category like wind knots or ease of backlash removal.

Here's all the parameters I graded the lines against
  • Cast Distance
  • Ease of Backlash Removal
  • Strength
  • Fade over time
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Wear
  • Wind Knot Frequency
  • Breakoffs fighting fish
  • Breakoffs due to casting
  • Roughness and Sound thru guides

For a long time, even though it was louder the Suffix Performance was the top, but it was sorta loud and a little thick...Still casted very good and met all the other paramters. For the last year I've been testing SeaGuar Kanzen. It's like they put all the best characteristics from all the lines into one line. I'm not even sponsored by them; just the best I've ever used and the price is super reasonable.

I use the 30lb
  • Thin
  • Cast very long
  • No wind knot problems.
  • Very easy to get backlashes out of
  • Quiet
  • No fish break offs
  • No casting break offs
  • Cast very well right out of the box
  • Wears to be even better

It takes a lot to impress me on a braided line, and this one has. I ordered it online thru SeaGuar's online shop. Even bought my first 500 yard spool since I liked it so much. I've never purchased any of the other lines in anything above 150 yrds. There are a lot of good ones out there... but after a year this one has proven itself above everything else that I've ever used.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:32 AM   #16
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Switched all my reels to Power Pro slick 8 20lb and have never looked back. Can cast the heck out of it into the wind. Casted a buddies rod a couple weeks ago with mono on it and I felt like I couldn't even feel the bait. Incredible difference braid makes as far as feel of your lure and detecting bites.
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What knot are ya'll using to tie your braid to your flouro leader? I lost a big trout this weekend, which is the second one this winter, using the improved Albright. I feel like in both instances the braid cut the flouro.
I'm using the green 30lb Power Pro.
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It takes a lot to impress me on a braided line, and this one has. I ordered it online thru SeaGuar's online shop. Even bought my first 500 yard spool since I liked it so much. I've never purchased any of the other lines in anything above 150 yrds. There are a lot of good ones out there... but after a year this one has proven itself above everything else that I've ever used.
I am picking up a 300-yard spool as we speak. For those prices, I am willing to give Seagur braid a try for sure. I have used their flurocarbon for leaders quite a bit but never used any of their braided lines. Good looking out TS!

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What knot are ya'll using to tie your braid to your flouro leader? I lost a big trout this weekend, which is the second one this winter, using the improved Albright. I feel like in both instances the braid cut the flouro.
I'm using the green 30lb Power Pro.
Thx


I only use a mono leader with braid after experiencing some break offs on big fish. A guide told me that braid will cut Fluoro.
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What knot are ya'll using to tie your braid to your flouro leader? I lost a big trout this weekend, which is the second one this winter, using the improved Albright. I feel like in both instances the braid cut the flouro.
I'm using the green 30lb Power Pro.
Thx
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