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Old 04-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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Line recommendation for spinners

Time to spool some fresh line for striper season. Using stradics and penn spinning reels. Last season I did 12 lb. mono on 2 reels and 30 lb power pro on the other reels. I prefer braid and wanted to get some input here. Tough to keep track of all the options. Thoughts?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:41 PM
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Daiwa Samurai is my personal favorite although it is a bit pricey. It's super smooth and it doesn't get kinks in it like other braids. Suffix braid is a close second in my book, also a cheaper option.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:43 PM
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I've been using Sufix braid for the past few years and I love it. I use 30 lb. test with a flurocarbon leader with no problems. I live-line quite often so I prefer the yellow line because it's very visible. One tip... manually flip the bail on spinning reels after you cast to avoid knots on the line.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:20 AM
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I too have been using Sufix braid for the last 4 years and love. I used the "Performance" first and now use the "Advanced 832" 30# - 50#. No issue at all.

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:24 AM
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Another vote for Suffix Advanced braid.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:24 AM
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some people dislike powerpro but i really have never had an issue, including landing numerous tuna to 70" on spin gear using 80#. have about 8 spinning reels (shimano baitrunners/socorros with 20 and 30, it performs fine for me. i find the 30 is easier to tieing to my leader directly, 20 is very thin.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:55 AM
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thanks all. I'll give the Suffix advanced a go for the season. I went to the suffix site and they carry about a dozen variation in braid. When did line get so complex anyway?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:53 AM
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I don't have any experience with anything but PP - have been using it on all my rods for several years and the only reason I haven't tried another brand is that I have been very happy with PP....if it ain't broke, don't fix it
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:59 AM
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what a line that will last all year? cortland master braid tan or green and its not over priced. best of the bunch.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:23 AM
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:25 AM
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I use powerpro 20 lb with a 20 lb floro leader & direct tie for sluggos -- switch to 40 lb mono leader and a clip for plugs,
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:41 AM
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Another vote for the Cortland Master braid. I've been using it for 4 years now and its holding up pretty well. If you go to Cortland's "Company Store" website you can sometimes get a large spool (3000 yards) at a major discount too. Being cheap this was a big factor in my initial decision to try it and since using it, I've gone back for more.

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:46 AM
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I've just switched from using PowerPro braid after 5yrs at least. I wanted a line that was quieter going throught he guides. No real performance issues with the PP beyond that. Tried Samuri but did not like the way it handled. Too "delicate" feeling for my fat fingers I guess. I respooled everything with Sufix 832 in 40 and 50lbs and am very happy to date.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:10 PM
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