View Full Version : Good braid line for light tackle?

09-04-2012, 11:31 PM
What is a good braid line for light tackle?

Steve F
09-05-2012, 08:49 AM
I use noting but 10# or 15# Power Pro. Let me know if you go with this and can save you some $$$$ on it...

09-10-2012, 09:55 PM
It depends on what type of fishing you are doing. If you are mostly vertical jigging, Power Pro is great but if you are casting it is prone to wind knots. Berkley Nanofil is much better for casting. It casts further with far fewer wind knots than power pro. I donít think it has as much knot strength as the PP but it is still plenty strong. The other disadvantage is it is only made up to 12 lbs. I tried the 12# up at the dam on my surf rod and it cast fine but I lost several fish on hook sets and went back to power pro for up there. Eight pound test nanofil on my medium light carrot stick will cast a county mile. Also, Nanofil is for spinning reels only and not for revolving spools.

09-12-2012, 07:07 PM
Ive been using fireline crystal, good knots and strong line, 10 and 15#. minimize wind knots by closing the bale by hand.

09-12-2012, 07:55 PM
Switched from power pro to suffix braid 3 years ago, haven't looked back. In my experience it results in fewer wind knots and what knots may occur pull out easy probably since I find it's slick coating lasts a long long time.

I use 10lb and landed a 65+lb black drum on it so strength is not an issue.

uncle phill
09-14-2012, 12:01 PM
.I use 10lb and landed a 65+lb black drum on it so strength is not an issue.

I can vouch for that!

09-16-2012, 05:01 PM
I've been using 10# Pro Braid by Berkley with dyneema. 2# test dia.Casts far/no wind knots.I also use bb swivels with 15# flouro leader.I believe the small swivels help on the wind knots .No twist in the line.

09-16-2012, 06:15 PM
I like the bb swivel idea, will check it out, wind knots are a PITA.

09-19-2012, 12:49 PM
I've been using Sufix performance braid in 20Lb. The only problem with this line is they only make in 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 pound test and nothing in between.