Which braid for ds on spin reel?

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Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by vncnt » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:58 pm

What line should I try next for dropshotting on a spinning setup? I've used j-braid, sunline castaway pe. I prefer the castaway, but would like to try something else. Looking at either sunline sx1 or sufix 832. I want a line that offers great casting distance and has a tendency to sink/suspend. I've read both lines don't float as much as other braids.

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by Finnz922 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:37 pm

SX1 12lb w/ 7 or 8lb fluoro leader

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by steve1206 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:47 pm

I like the SX-1, between those 2, as I don't like the "roughness" of the 832 on light gear...Side note..Daiwa Samurai in 15lb. or Seaguar Smackdown in 15 or 20 is really nice...limp and manageable, on a level that the others are not...

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:02 am

i use 16lb sx1 for everything now. Tried j-braid on spinning and i really didnt like it, used samurai 15lb i broke off too many times.

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by OkobojiEagle » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:29 am

I would think bite detection would be your #1 priority in which case NanoFil followed by fused Fireline would be my spinning lines of choice.


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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by toddmc » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:12 am

I really like the SX-1 12lb. in yellow with a 7lb. Sniper leader. SX-1 is not too soft or not too stiff. I had a few wind knots magically appear with the softer braids. I found that the thicker/stiffer braids tend to stick to themselves on the vertical drop.

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by vncnt » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:00 am

Thanks fellas. I'll give sx1 a try. Nanofil is intriguing though...

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by GOOD YEAR 71 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:38 am

I'm telling you folks, you need to try Maxima... [-X

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by zodiak311 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:28 pm

I like Tuf Line, and I have tried a lot of brands!

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by slime king » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:22 am

I switched from power pro super slick to sunline sx 1 and settled on the 16lb. I popped off the 12 lb sx1 a few times and found the 16lb a little better for strength and abrasion resistance around docks were I do a lot of drop shotting.

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by Jdmbiggie » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:36 pm

i am using 20lb pp on my sustain but i was also wondering if anyone ever try anything below the 10lb braid like fireline 6-8 lbs??

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by godshippy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:25 am

15# Daiwa Samurai Braid or Sufix Performance Braid

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by Tavery5 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:20 pm

I use PP SS8 in 10# test and a FC leader, works well for my use.

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by mundo » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:07 am

My braid of choice has been 18# samurai with a flouro leader of 4 to 12# depending on cover and expected bass size. Has worked great since Samurai is so thin and limp.

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Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

Post by jmyers » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:22 am

Jdmbiggie wrote:i am using 20lb pp on my sustain but i was also wondering if anyone ever try anything below the 10lb braid like fireline 6-8 lbs??
I'm using Fused Fireline 6 & 10 lb with a 6lb clear mono or 8lb florcarbon leaders and really like it. Strong and very sensitive

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