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Old 03-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Your favorite 12 lb braid?

After fishing with mono for ever, I have decided to switch to braid on my redfish reels. I fish Shimano 4000's with 12 lb on them and want to move to braid. What brand of braid do you recommend and why? Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

For inshore you will not find a better braid than Ultracast invisibraid.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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lobsterman (3/20/2010)For inshore you will not find a better braid than Ultracast invisibraid.
Totally agree!! I use it exclusively for all species except for my Pompano reel, on that particular reel, I use the P-line floroclear 10lb. For Spanish, Reds, Specs, and pretty much everything else, its 20lb Spiderwire Ultracast Invisibraid. It cost a little more but has no memory and casts a mile. The diameter is small too. 20lb is equivalent to 6lb mono. Hope this helps. Tight lines.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

I guess thereshould be a third option now since invisabraid has been brought up. I would say the forum is 50/50 power pro and sufix. I'm a power pro guy. If not for visibility reasons I'd use braid on everything.
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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

I use P-Pro, but after hearing about Invisibraid I may make the switch. The P-Pro gets too many wind knots.At first I thought the knots were from having too much line on the spool. But after backing out a bunch of line, the knots keep coming.

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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

I'm a Power Pro guy all the way...
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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

Go with 10-lb sufix. Don't think there are too many 12-lb braids out there...I could be wrong though.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:32 PM   #8
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http://www.pcwi.com.au/fishing/4linetestingbuy.htm Some fascinating info here. It kind of confirms what I have always felt, that berkeley fireline especially the crystal is a phenominal line. The Spiderwire invisicast also tested out well. The new Berkeley tracer braid did real well too. As long as you stay away from power pro you should be good to go. The Suffix and Invisicast both skip the twelve pound test size. Like was suggested above stick with the ten pound suffix or spiderwire invisicast.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

I have only used one braid, Power Pro. Yeah you get some wind knots, but the more you use it, to me the better you learn how to watch for wind knots. Kepping your line on your spool tight has a ton to do with the wind knots. It is going to take some serious convincing to get me to switch. I use 10lb test and i have caught 100's of big fish on it. 40-45inch red fish. Monster black drum.

To me you cant beat braid!
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:46 AM   #10
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Default RE: Your favorite 12 lb braid?

SpiderWire invisabraid, I use the 20lb test.

I hate power pro and suffix braid. Spend more time getting out wind knots then fishing.
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