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Old 03-17-2017, 11:50 AM   #61
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Well this is the results from this post. I rushed through it kinda fast so I may have a little over lap but you can get the gist of it all.


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Old 03-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #62
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First thing to not do is look at price when purchasing braid, that should come last. I`m a cheapskate by design but i never skimp on terminal tackle. One of the most important factors for me is this - buy the thinnest braid with the highest breaking strain (obviously from a reputable manufacturer). Why?

- thinner braid = longer casts
- thinner braid = better bite sensitivity
- thinner braid = less drag in the water
- thinner braid = less wind resistance

All of the above is going to increase your hookup rate, it might be by as much as 10% or 50% or 100% - it depends on the angler but, it definitely does make a difference.

Here`s the comparison. (im guestimating numbers here but its pretty close)If Johnny is using Green Power pro, 20lb and im using 15lb super slick 8, i have all the above benefits plus i found the super slick 8 in 15lb to be stronger than the power pro in 20lb. for the $8 difference in spool it becomes a no brainer.

Use the lightest/thinnest braid possible given the fish you`re targeting - don't always spool all your reels with the MAX recommended just for incase. I for example use 15lb super slick 8 on all my trout rods, 20lb on my corks. Yes, every now and then i hook into bruisers on the 15lb but, because i know my limits i take my time and carefully fight that fish.

All in all its about preference - the above is my preference and reason why i fish he way i do. Works for me, might not work for others.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:38 PM   #63
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30# Power Pro. I see a lot of folks go crazy of that Suffix 832. Never have used it, but it better be good for the price of that stuff...
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:37 PM   #64
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Thanks for the info about the FG knot. I used it today over a lot of shelf and catch 6 slot reds and 2 rat reds before a finally broke off on shell. I'm using 20 lb. pp slick 8 and 25 lb. seaguar blue label fluoro.


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Old 03-18-2017, 10:44 PM   #65
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Thanks for the info about the FG knot. I used it today over a lot of shelf and catch 6 slot reds and 2 rat reds before a finally broke off on shell. I'm using 20 lb. pp slick 8 and 25 lb. seaguar blue label fluoro.


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No problem. Did you break at the knot or on the leader from the shell?

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Old 03-18-2017, 10:51 PM   #66
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It's hard to say if it was the knot or the braid got cut on the oyster shell.


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Old 03-19-2017, 06:06 PM   #67
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My favorite is Powerpro #30 moss green with #20 saguaro blue label leader. A lot of guys are starting to throw FINS 40g and seem to like it quite a bit.

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This has been good .Thanks for everyone's input .
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:46 PM   #69
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I may have to switch from my Trilene Big Game if people keep making fun of my hook set. 100 yards of mono has a heckuva lot of stretch.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:02 AM   #70
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I've been using USA braid in blaze orange with a 3-4' 20lb fluro leader for a few years now and really like it. I recently tried out Diamond braid from Momoi and like it as well. I prefer 20lb braid but I'll admit the 30 does seem to behave better, ie less digging into the spool.
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