Which braid to use?

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Which braid to use?

Post by RadioNerd » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:59 am

Question to the forum: What braided line are you using these days? I've been using PowerPro for seven or eight years now. I'm happy with it but I figure it's time to consider using something newer. I did a search and saw a couple of comments from 2012 about Ohero and FINS. Is anyone able to provide feedback on those lines or others?

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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Rik » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:00 pm

FINS is good stuff. The windtamer doesn't absorb water like most of the other braids including some of the other FINS types.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Gibby3474 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:41 pm

I have used most brands of braid and prefer PowerPro. FINS is a little too "thick" for me. I have spoken to the people at Ohero and they're somewhat anti-kayak, so I crossed them off my list.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by krash » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:59 pm

I've used most of them and seem to be stuck on Power-Pro and the Suffix Fuse 832.

Not really sold on the newer P-Pro Slick 8 can't prove it, don't have a rollout micrometer, but it sure seems thicker than standard P-Pro or Fuse, reading the diameter on the package and filling 2500/3000/4000 size reels with the same 8# mono backing I just can't get as much as I think I should. My fill method is load spare spool with braid first, then fill the rest of the way with the mono, then reverse fill my main spool.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by bicoastal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:12 pm

I just put the Ohero Adrena braid on my CI4s a few weeks ago. So far I'm not a fan. The line seems to twist more than the PP8, it doesn't cast as far, and often wraps itself around the top guide of my rod. I also just put fins windtamer on another reel and prefer that to the Ohero. I'm going to give the Ohero braid on my CI4s a couple more months then likely go back to PP8.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Rik » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:27 pm

Gibby3474 wrote: FINS is a little too "thick" for me.
Have you looked at the FINS Windtamer? While it feels stiffer than PP, it doesn't feel as thick IMO
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by JoeS » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Daiwa Samurai Braid.....Period......Thinnest, Durable, Strongest, rarely wind knots.......But most Expensive......Hard to find locally......Bill Jacksons is the only place I know of....
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by DoubleM » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:06 pm

I'll recommend Suffix performance & their 832. I have one reel with the PowerPro Super Slick, I like that stuff too.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by cag215 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:02 pm

I don't know what brand - it's blue in color - it was strictly a impulse buy!
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by jbdba01 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:46 pm

Blue Ohereo - 20#
Aqua FINS XS Braid - 15#

May drop to 10#...maybe.

FINS seems a bit pricey, but does the job. Feels like the same performance. Been using the Ohero longer than FINS and would probably stick with it.

Also used Ohero 40# for Poon and other larger fish - no issues.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by ChrisR » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:19 pm

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 10lb power pro.

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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Todd » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:01 pm

ChrisR wrote:If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 10lb power pro.
I am with Chris on this one.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Manning » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:37 am

Todd wrote:
ChrisR wrote:If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 10lb power pro.
I am with Chris on this one.
Add me to that list too.
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Heywood » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:12 am

Disclaimer: I am sponsored by FINS


Wind Tamer 10 lbs. This is what I use for the flats. I like the smallest braid I can get away with, in order to make long casts to spooky fish.

Also Fins is made in the USA.


As for the other braids out there, I used Ohero a few years ago during a tournament series. Hated it. Very stiff and prone to twisting really bad.

Diamond Braid - I got some samples after ICAST 2012, I had 8lb or 10 lb as I remember. It worked fine for a few weeks then all of a sudden it started breaking (Rik can tell you all about it). Its like it rotted or something. It was the thinnest braid I have ever seen, looked like dental floss.

Power Pro - I have seen lots of reports lately on the interweb of guys saying how their Power Pro is breaking apart. I know a while back there was some fake stuff out there. (By the way, Power Pro is made in China)
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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by kmeng » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:07 am

I have one rod with PowerPro 15# and another with Suffix 15#. They are the same reels, I have notice more wind knots with the Suffix but I like the "feel" of it better than the PowerPro. They're both on Penn Battles BTW

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Re: Which braid to use?

Post by Blindmullet » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:57 am

PP 10 or 15....and what's a wind knot?
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