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Old 08-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Best braided line

I have been considering changing my mono to braid on my inshore rods. I realize the difference between each brand of braided line may be marginal but I would like to know what braided line you guys prefer for the longest casts and what type of flourocarbon leaders you prefer.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Haven't compared it to much else, but 20 lb Power Pro with 20lb Berkley Vanish seems to work great for me
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Same here!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Ultracast invisibraid casts best for me and I buy the cheapest fluoro I can find.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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If you're using light spinning tackle inshore then I would go with a 10 lb braid. You will make much longer casts than you can with 20 lb or even 15 lb. I have used the 10 lb suffix braid and it works well. I have nothing to compare it to because it is the only 10 lb braid I've used. I have 3 friends that use the 10 lb ultracast and they all love it.

As far as a leader goes I think it depends on the bait you are fishing. I like the stretch and buoyancy of a mono leader for top water baits. I have also lately been using a mono leader with mirrodines and I think my hookup ratio has been better than it was with a fluoro leader. When I use jig heads I always use a flourocarbon leader.

If you decide to go with a 10 lb braid then you will need to be precise with your knot tying. I was having a problem using an albrite knot with the small braid. The leader was slipping through my knot despite making 20+ wraps when tying the knot. I recently started tying the "yucatan 9" knot for tying braid to leaders and I've not had a single problem. The knot is as small as the albright and in my opinion is easier to tie.
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I use 8lb Ande Backcountry at the moment...I don't think I want anything more than 10lb, I like the fight on the 8lb and have no issue catching even 27" reds with it.

As far as the knot I read that a blood knot is good for tying flouro or mono to braid. So that's what I have been practicing. Have you ever tried a blood knot? How do you feel about it?

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20 LB Power Pro.

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Power pro for me offshore and inshore. Have some mono rigged for topwater but get better action from braid. I think mono is on the way out for sure.
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Haven't compared it to much else, but 20 lb Power Pro with 20lb Berkley Vanish seems to work great for me
what he said. i like suffix performance braid when i can find it as well.
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