Do you love big bluegill?
I typically use Berkley 4-6 lb test one my light spinning gear and I have bin wanting to try out some 8-10 lb braid and was wondering what brand to go for?I regularly go for power pro on my bass rods but was considering outsourcing to a difrnt brand for a change.
Power Pro is all I have used as far as braid goes so not much help here Jose .Maybe look into Gliss .It's not really braid but has some of the benefits if it lives up to is claim : https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gliss_Supersmooth_Monotex_Line_Gree... Happy fishing Jose!
See my various posts elsewhere on Sufix Nanobraid, 2 lbs. test strength. Nothing can break it, hasn't me yet anyway.
I used it the other day to fish for bass since I needed a line that would cast a rather light presentation. It does.
Nanobraid, not to be confused with another good line, Nanofil, is available up to 14 lbs. as I recall. But, for panfish, the smaller the better in my estimation. If you do want to use your spinning set-up for other larger species, depending on whether your gear will handle it, stepping up to 4 lbs. test strength would be okay but not required.
I have tried several and found my preference is power pro.
Nanofil is nice. I have 6 lbs test Nanofil on my little UL Crappie rod. My next rod up is a 7' Light Berkley Torsion rod, and I have it strung up with 10 lbs test PowerPro. After 5 or 6 years of use, I finally spooled up with new PowerPro last year.
i like spider wire braid
I like spider wire braid in the 6# range from Walmart if you can get it… usually sold out and may at sometimes settle for 8#...usually can order on line... under $9.00 I've had the Spiderwire last for more than 6 years when I used to change out my mono up to 4 times a season.
Nowadays I use braid mainly for slip floating and have shifted gears to Nanofil and GLISS… Smallest in GLISS is 8# with 2# mono equivalent… I cast my tiny micro jigs around with this line… smooth as silk
I have tried the 2# Nanobraid from Brad’s suggestion and love this line… it uses stronger than 2# for sure. I hooked a large bass with this stuff in the upper teens in length that got wrapped up under a dock breaking water and was still able to land it… It was amazing… It, however, offers no gain in casting distance over the GLISS… so lately I stick with GLISS.
I am currently on the fourth season with some of my GLISS with no hiccups.
you will also find moving over to superlines... line twist becomes basically a monofilament/floro only issue
Slip Sinker has it correct regarding the freaky strength of Nanobraid. I just don't think the 2 lbs. breaks anywhere near that level of pull. It is available up to 14 lbs. and is smaller in diameter than similar sized 832.
But, strength aside, one always wants a line that won't break, it becomes an issue of line handling, cost too I am sure, and other little preferences like knot tying, visibility and more.
On bass forums, I always privately chuckle at the anglers who use braid on spinning tackle much above 10 lbs. as, from my experience, that strength could pull in Moby Dick. I want to optimize casting distance and other factors, not obsess over line strength.
Braid, too, just lasts forever. I eventually replace mine owing to just repeatedly snipping off a bit when I re-tie junction knots to leaders. When I don't use leaders, as in the 2 lbs. stuff, it stays on for years and years. A great value!
I will admit to having 20 lbs test braid on a couple rods, 40 lbs test braid on a couple rods, and even two more rod with 65 lbs test braid. Of course, those are all Catfish rods, and I used to fish a spot that was super-snaggy, with lots of tangled masses of line hung up on bottom. I had a reputation for breaking those snarls of line off and bringing them in :)
Allen, for sure, on heavier braid in certain circumstances. Me? I use heavy braid on my casting reels as it makes it manageable. Since even 50 lbs. braid is still rather thin, and retains its limp character, it works great, casts well. Lighter braids are usually nightmarish on casting reels, have been for me.
But, as most everyone here knows, fighting a fish on spinning tackle is done more so with the rod: lifting it repeatedly on a static reel and then "reeling down" very fast as you drop the rod tip, doing this over and over until the fish is tired and can be landed. Of course, drag considerations and back reeling come in to play but it is still a different technique altogether.
So, I, too, have some heavy braid. Use what is necessary, what works is a good motto.