- Sep 5, 2009
- hey, where am I?
I was wondering what brand of braid will work best for my spinning reel? It is a 4000 shimano spirex on an 8'6 ugly stik. Thanks in advance for any comments.
I have only ever tried Power Pro, and a few times, I cast my lure out just to see it free flying over the water, then plunk into the drink for good. Hate that. It also gave me some killer knots that were buried so deep that I had to put new line on, and head home for the day.
I would not say fireline is garbage. :lol: Been using it for three years and I have used pretty much all other braids as well. There was a test they just did that I read where fireline 20 lb broke at an average of 55 lbs!! The others like tuffline, powerpro 20 lb broke at an average of 30 lbs. I use fireline in 10 lb and 14 lb at the most and it will never break, mends perfectly and sits high on the water for float fishing. I also use it with great results drift fishing. Why would you ever use 65lb braid Mike, unless you are talking about salmon? Even then that's a lot of strength. Isn't 65 lb what the bass guys use.