* As soon as I bumped into 65lb Excel Performance Braid, I was never looking around for another one: immaculate IMO.
But thinner diameters to my surprise where not as good exactly because of wind knots!
** Then it was another, intermediate task. 40 lb. Not much of a casting requirements, rather a good equal laying on a spool of relatively light conventional reel (cvz-300). My choice was Daiwa Samurai - very thin to withstand well to sea currents. But using it on a spinning setup(Cabo 40) turned to be a huge disappointment! Knots, knots, knots....
*** Long time ago I was going for Firelines for 15 and 17 lb (btw, casting distance was not bad at all!) But later decided to switch. Simplicity call (after trying couple other line) - 20lb Power Pro is good enough for me.
**** For a bit strange task - 4 or 5 lb - it was Power Pro again, but with an option for windy conditions - red Fireline is rock solid in a windy weather.
... couple large spinning reels (4500 - 5500) have 30 lb on them for a long time, mix of Suffix and Power Pro. Kind of "ok", works good enough.
Light tackle carp fishing vet.
Carp total 2018: 297
Cats total 2018: 15
Other 2018 numbers:
Rod+reel lost to carp 1
Rod+reel lost recovered
(with fish on) 1