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looking for a great 6# braid or superline #14497057 10/05/22 11:26 PM
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Looking to cast a small gunfish on top of busters (aka breakers) heads, and sometimes they are a mile away. For a spinner setup. And the 4# seems to break on an enthusiastic hookset, and gunfish aren't cheap.

If you've 'tried 'em all', mention that please, that'll help in my decision making.

UPDATE: My heavier braid is Power Pro, Max Cuatro, wonderful line. Could stay with that if no other recommendations come forth I guess.


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Re: looking for a great 6# braid or superline [Re: otay michael] #14498464 10/07/22 03:04 PM
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I use J Braid 6 lb. and 8 lb. on pretty much all my spinning setups and haven't had any issues with it.

Re: looking for a great 6# braid or superline [Re: otay michael] #14498474 10/07/22 03:14 PM
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Not sure why you need to go less than 15# braid around here. 15# braid diameter is the equivalent to 4# mono. 10# is the same as 2#.

Re: looking for a great 6# braid or superline [Re: otay michael] #14498478 10/07/22 03:16 PM
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Amazon kastking line, been using it for about 5 years. If you tie on a 10lb leader with alberto knot it's the bees knees. I use the 8lb and 10lb more, but in the creek in the spring it works well. Wind knots on 6lb braid suck. Good price, and shows up at the door.. I agree with prev comment, the 6lb braid is wicked small, Palomar knot on this line or it will slip.

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Re: looking for a great 6# braid or superline [Re: otay michael] #14498489 10/07/22 03:23 PM
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Expensive but really like the Seagur Smackdown. Use it on both of my spinners for finesse.


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Originally Posted by Barn
Not sure why you need to go less than 15# braid around here. 15# braid diameter is the equivalent to 4# mono. 10# is the same as 2#.



Cause when you throw a weightless fluke, or a small gunfish, it'll go twice as far. That extra distance gets me more fish.

For those that made suggestions, thanks.


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Re: looking for a great 6# braid or superline [Re: otay michael] #14499597 10/09/22 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by otay michael
Originally Posted by Barn
Not sure why you need to go less than 15# braid around here. 15# braid diameter is the equivalent to 4# mono. 10# is the same as 2#.



Cause when you throw a weightless fluke, or a small gunfish, it'll go twice as far. That extra distance gets me more fish.

For those that made suggestions, thanks.


Twice as far? Really?

Bet 6# braid does not throw your gunfish 2X farther than 10# braid. The variance is negligible. The time wasted with wind knots and digging 6# braid out of split rings will cost more fish than the 2 foot increases on a long cast.

You're trolling hammer

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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ā˜®
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Originally Posted by Barn
Not sure why you need to go less than 15# braid around here. 15# braid diameter is the equivalent to 4# mono. 10# is the same as 2#.



Cause when you throw a weightless fluke, or a small gunfish, it'll go twice as far. That extra distance gets me more fish.

For those that made suggestions, thanks.


Twice as far? Really?

Bet 6# braid does not throw your gunfish 2X farther than 10# braid. The variance is negligible. The time wasted with wind knots and digging 6# braid out of split rings will cost more fish than the 2 foot increases on a long cast.

You're trolling hammer


As usual, you post caustic responses, not like the average Texan, who, if they can't say something nice, say nothing at all.

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He's throwing 15# braid, I throw 15# braid, I want to throw 6#. I can handle wind knots. Please go bother someone else.
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Update; topwater heaven today. killed the busters (breakers) due to light line. Eight lb braid with 10 pound leader- Gunfish. Cast of the country mile, which easily doubled my catch rate. With the 20 pound braid maybe went 60-70 foot, now Iā€™m casting about 120-150 foot. Some were busting that far away so it was needed.

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