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    Hi all , I am considering getting myself a spinning set up , rod and reel are chosen but which braid to use in 10lb ?
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    Noel

    I am a PowerPro braid user have been for many years no problems. There are a lot of newer braids on the market like Spiderwire with all sorts of different coatings. But being no expert i stick to what i like and know.
    That is probably no help at all to you sorry

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    Same as above, PowerPro. I use it for Bass fishing (plugs) and it is always reliable. As alexj says lots of choice these days but you won't go wrong with PowerPro.

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    I used power pro but now prefer spider wire.
    Just personal preference and less knots so far.
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    I use power Pro on one reel and diawa J braid on another I personally prefer the J braid due to its rounder profile.

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    Thank you Gentlemen.
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    If you're using anything that spins you'll need a swivel and a anti kink vane, even the best bb swivels will transfer spin into your line so a anti kink vane is necessary.
    You can buy them but there quite large and not ideal if you're using small spinners.
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    This works well but is better with a split shot on it, the split shot stops it twisting in or out of the water.

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    Last edited by speytime; 11-01-2019 at 10:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    Hi all , I am considering getting myself a spinning set up , rod and reel are chosen but which braid to use in 10lb ?
    Berkley Fireline for me but any of the others mentioned will be fine.
    One question though, why go as low as 10lb in braid? It is so fine and flexible that you can up the BS considerably unless you are using really really lightweight lures. I used to use 20lb Fireline with No.2 or No.3 Mepps and 7cm Rapalas.
    Re twist and swivels. Because braid is flexible I have always found it much less prone to taking a twist and getting tangled than nylon so I found I never needed more than a BB swivel. However not everyone will have the same experience so I wouldn't knock the idea of an anti kink vane if you find problems with twist.
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    Hi mate

    Im a fan of Sufix Performance Pro, fine diameter, good strength and decent price. Its equal with some of the higher end japanese braids Ive used

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallclanger View Post
    Hi mate

    Im a fan of Sufix Performance Pro, fine diameter, good strength and decent price. Its equal with some of the higher end japanese braids Ive used
    I'll second that. I used to use expensive braids like Sunline and WX8 for my bass fishing before I came across Suffix braids.

    For distance and less wind effect using a fine braid go for the Sufix Pro-8, for harder wearing but thicker braid go for the 832. Its so thin in both though that unless you specifically want a very fine braid for tiny lure work, consider going up in diameter as it helps recovery of snagged lures with little downside! I use Pe 1.0 even with 3.5g lures.

    Note that if you've not used it before do not fully fill your spool as you would for nylon but stop 2mm or so below the lip to avoid wind knots. Its also advisable to get into the habit of closing the bail arm manually and pulling a few inches of braid off the spool after each cast which also helps. That's sounds a faff but after a short while it just becomes habit. I wouldn't ever use nylon as a first choice for lure fishing these days.
    Last edited by iainmortimer; 12-01-2019 at 01:21 PM.

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