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Old 11-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default What's the best braid in the 50 - 80 lb class?

Is there a consensus on the best braid in the heavier line classes for a larger spinning reel, or would you even use braid in those weights? I've only used braid on my inshore stuff, but figured it would work in the heavier classes just as well. I value the expertise on this forum and know I'll get some good guidance here. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Tuf line XP is my favorite. George (lobsterman) is going to steer you towards power pro. He is CRAZY about that stuff lol
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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I've got 80lb Diawa boat braid and man I haven't found a fish to sell me otherwise...
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+1 on the Tuf Line. I really like the depth indicator version.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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i know my uncle stopped using heavy line in general after trashing vann staal spinning reels constantly while using 80 lb braid on wrecks for grouper, kept popping the tops off the spools, all we use now is high capacity reels with nothing heavier than 20# braid or 30# mono, both lines will straighten out a xxx strength hook of average size. personally my favorite pole has 300 yds of 10lb power pro and it has never fouled any line and never broke the main line, all the failures have been my fault with a hurried knot in the leader or not choosing big enough leader material.
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lol so much for a consensus
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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I have a spinning reel that needs respooled, and debating on braid. I have only used PowerPro and am very happy with it. I would not hesitate to completely spool with 80lb PowerPro. You can always do a ten or twenty yard topshot with mono to give it some stretch, but that will kill your casting and it will be the weakest link in your chain.
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