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Old 12-10-2018, 10:52 AM   #21
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Been using Suffix 30/8, or 832, for years and love all the advantages. I also spray the line on the spool with a line conditioner, to make it smoother and less likely to dig in.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:04 PM   #22
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12lbs. Stren original is what I use. If I am on reefs I use a short braid leader for cut resistance. It ends up being a little more expensive in the long run because it needs to be changed often. I have tried braid but can't stand the vibration caused when it runs through guides. I catch just as many fish as the the guys standing next to me on the boat throwing braid so I don't go for the missing hook ups theory. Many times when my buddy's braid stops in mid flight, the plastic keeps on going into forever. Try them all and decide for yourself. That's how I got back to what I really like.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:17 AM   #23
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You really need to know how and when to use them both.
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Same here, and it seems to work fine. I've got a couple of spinning rigs with braid, but my baitcasters have Stren #12 after trying the others and it seems to work just fine.
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If I am on reefs I use a short braid leader for cut resistance.

That doesn’t make sense. You use a mono or fluoro leader on braid for abrasion resistance.
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That doesn’t make sense. You use a mono or fluoro leader on braid for abrasion resistance.

maybe of equal diameter, 30# mono vs 90# braid, i guess.


on my spinning reels i'll put about 12' of mono leader.


on my smaller casting reels i'll put about 50' of mono leader.


my surf casting reels, 50-60yds of mono, plus 30' of heavy shock leader.
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