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Old 08-07-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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so braided line has been out for some years now. is there a latest and greatest, or is it still i prefer this over that. i'm currently using power pro/super slick 8(8/30). been using it for eons now. i think they came out with a new improved version of the super slick 8. my fishing partner uses suffix 8/30. just curious if it had made much progress in recent years, or was it perfected when it came out??
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:09 PM   #2
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J Braid is pretty good. I think there are a lot of lines in the 'pretty good' range, but no 'one' clear best. I also like Suffix 832, Fins is Ok wind tamer, and SmackDown are pretty good to ok as well. I still don't like power pro.. it's too supple and harder to get back lashes out compared to the above. But each person will have their own particular take on it.
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My 2 sons and I all prefer a different one, just because we've had bad experiences with the others. I hate Fins, one hates Sufix, and the other hates PP. To be fair, they are all about the same, I used the Windtamer on a windy day and tame the wind it did not. But no, I haven't seen the big 3 with anything new lately.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:10 AM   #4
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I started with Suffix, switched to Power Pro, then to Wind Tamer, then back to Suffix. The Suffix seems a little stickier to begin with, but performance wise I can't tell that much difference. None of them ever broke on me and I guess that's the main thing. Lately I loaded my spinning reels with Piscifun Lunker braid and it's working fine too.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:38 AM   #5
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this highly depends on how/where you fish. I use mainly Jerry Brown or Momoi Diamond braid offshore, while Suffix for inshore stuff. Much, in my opinion, depends on whether you're doing a lot of casting and whether you're using a spinning reel or conventional reel. Different tools for different jobs...although you'll find some guys that only have a hammer and to them everything is a nail.
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I recently switched to Fins 40G in 25 lb test. It's quiet, casts well, and ties strong knots. So far I like it better than anything else I've used. Also it's smaller than most 30 lb giving me a little more line capacity, but not so small that it digs in. I do still use some Spiderwire Floro-braid. It's noisy coming back on the reel, but it's the only braid I know of that sinks. I feel it gives me an advantage using soft plastics.
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It also depends on your casting style.

I used to use Suffix Performance and it performed probrably the best other than it being 4 strand and LOUD. Suffix came out with an 8 strand version and it was awesome but they did not bring it to the US for some reason. It was very good and quiet.
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I think the first braid that came out was 4 strand, which isn't really that round. 8 strand is a lot more round, and makes a lot less friction noise.

There's always going to be new improvements like surface coatings to make the line slicker, quieter and further casting.

But, like computers and golf clubs, it costs a lot to be out on the bleeding edge. Last year's tech worked great for millions, and costs a lot less... And, like so much fishing equipment- the improvements are meant to catch more anglers and their money. Not necessarily more fish.
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I think the first braid that came out was 4 strand, which isn't really that round. 8 strand is a lot more round, and makes a lot less friction noise.

There's always going to be new improvements like surface coatings to make the line slicker, quieter and further casting.

But, like computers and golf clubs, it costs a lot to be out on the bleeding edge. Last year's tech worked great for millions, and costs a lot less... And, like so much fishing equipment- the improvements are meant to catch more anglers and their money. Not necessarily more fish.
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J Braid is pretty good. I think there are a lot of lines in the 'pretty good' range, but no 'one' clear best. I also like Suffix 832, Fins is Ok wind tamer, and SmackDown are pretty good to ok as well. I still don't like power pro.. it's too supple and harder to get back lashes out compared to the above. But each person will have their own particular take on it.
suffix 832 seems to be a popular one, must be good, been around as long as Power Pro Super Slick 8. sounds like braid won't be making any leaps and bounds in improvements any time soon.
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