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#10942084 - 06/26/15 02:19 PM Braided Line
B Reynolds Offline
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Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 29
Loc: Midland, TX
I'm sure this has been asked before but I was not able to find it. What braided line do you like to throw in 40 to 60 lbs test. I spooled on some Spyder wire that I bought at Academy on a new reel and tried it with a 1/2 oz swim jig. The line seemed like it would dig in to the spool when reeling in or would dig in when casting. All I know for sure is when you would cast it, it would hang up and really make a mess. I originally was setting this rod up to fish an umbrella rig that I bought. I'm looking to put something else on. What do you all like in a braid. Thanks.
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#10942134 - 06/26/15 02:35 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 299
Loc: DFW

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#10942146 - 06/26/15 02:38 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
RudyDep Offline
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Loc: San Antonio
I use Power Pro 50lb. When you spool your reel, make sure to use a little mono backing then put the braid on TIGHT!!!
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#10942167 - 06/26/15 02:49 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Power Pro. Avoid Spiderwire. It's junk.

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#10942231 - 06/26/15 03:20 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Weatherford
65 lb PowerPro has never let me down.
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#10942261 - 06/26/15 03:37 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
Abogue77 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 108
Loc: Tyler, TX
Sunline FX, and any braid has to be wound tight.

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#10942278 - 06/26/15 03:43 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
For a swim jig my advice is power pro 40lb test, you can cast it a MILE. Or samurai braid 55lb test, it is probably the better option actually but more expensive.
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#10942317 - 06/26/15 03:58 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
El Skeeter Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 420
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Power Pro 50#for me, wife uses Suffix 50# Braid 832 says it doesn't dig
into itself, better casting, and fewer backlashes.

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#10942733 - 06/26/15 08:27 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
B Reynolds Offline
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Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 29
Loc: Midland, TX
Thanks guys! Just picked a spool of Power Pro at Academy. Thanks again for the help!
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#10942837 - 06/26/15 09:25 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 655
Power Pro
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#10943644 - 06/27/15 02:00 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
Fork-Legend211 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2163
Loc: Pot lickin your honey hole
Power pro is the only braid I use
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#10944393 - 06/27/15 11:06 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
Roll Tide Ranger Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 383
Loc: Krum, TX.
Anybody throwing braid on a finesse type Texas rig? I use copoly now for finesse but considering giving braid a shot on a spinning reel set up just to eliminate breaking off due to line abrasions because I am terrible about re-tying.

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#10944402 - 06/27/15 11:20 PM Re: Braided Line [Re: B Reynolds]
Prat85 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 103
Power pro

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