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   Old Thread  #35 19 Oct 2020 at 7.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yep, bs is BS
Buy braid by diameter. So where you would use 8 or 10lb mono, use .24-.30
Thatís why Iíll happily use 60-80lb at .35ish to fish with
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   Old Thread  #34 19 Oct 2020 at 7.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The diameters are super thin for the stated Bs, even compared to other 8 strand braids, its not surprising it breaks well below.
40lb daiwa is .24, 87lb whiplash 8 is .25
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   Old Thread  #33 18 Oct 2020 at 10.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was using Berkley Whiplash 8 in 30lb and had it snapped 3 times in 48 hrs?
I tested it and it breaks at 14lb! Since im now trying the 40lb which seems stronger.
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   Old Thread  #32 17 Oct 2020 at 11.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure if it is the slightly thicker diameter of my braid but donít think I have had more than one tangle, bit of water splashed on beforehand and maybe a half distance cast to wet more of the line before going for a longer chuck.
Super Power braid by KastKing in 40lb, 0.30mm is the one I have been using.
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   Old Thread  #31 17 Oct 2020 at 9.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is EXACTLY what I wanted to hear. The whole reason I gave up with the whiplash and went back to mono

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   Old Thread  #30 17 Oct 2020 at 9.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think you'll be pleasantly surprised in that respect, the j braid has been very well behaved for me
I don't even bother wetting it now
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   Old Thread  #29 17 Oct 2020 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whatís spoppering

Is it a typo or some secret river feeding method crossed between a spomb, Spod, or bait dropper
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   Old Thread  #28 17 Oct 2020 at 8.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use a £10 spool of 40lb braid from eBay and have done straight through to 130yds when required for a couple of years, not the thinnest but never snapped without reason.

Sounds very good to me that mate, 130yds, if I can get that I will be happy

The only thing that concerns me going back to braid are the tangles

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   Old Thread  #27 17 Oct 2020 at 8.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Another for the J braid X8, in 49 or 58lb. It sounds a lot but itís still thin, the b/s is overrated though.

As others have said, why not use a leader unless thereís a ban. I use a 50lb Armakord leader with 49lb J braid on the tidal Trent for spoppering and for putting out the Deeper Chirp - if I break off itíll be the best part of 300 quid Iíll never see again so I have to be confident in it!
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   Old Thread  #26 17 Oct 2020 at 8.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Power pro is the best braid I have ever used, but you pay for it. I use a £10 spool of 40lb braid from eBay and have done straight through to 130yds when required for a couple of years, not the thinnest but never snapped without reason.
The J Braid is going to be my next change when required In something near 30lb, with a braided leader circa 50lb.
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   Old Thread  #25 17 Oct 2020 at 5.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just spooled up and put a 50lb leader on it. If I can hit 100yds I will be happy
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   Old Thread  #24 17 Oct 2020 at 3.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've only used it on my lighter spod rod so far, I might put a 5oz breakaway lead that far but I'd struggle with a spod or rake, not much different with 30lb braid and a leader for me.
I might get the big beasty out soon for some pre baiting on a lake most are now using 10ft rods and a big chunk of the bank is out of bounds, see if I can still hit 140 in a crosswind after not casting over 80 in about 3 years
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   Old Thread  #23 17 Oct 2020 at 1.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Update

Looked at quite a few.

Power Pro looks good, like how they have samples tied to the packet

Looked at quite a few others and went with the majority of feedback on here. J braid 8 strand in 40lb, has a 0.24mm diameter, see how I go with it. Might add a 50lb thicker leader

Hopefully I can lead around, spomb and do a bit of raking with this at decent range.The last braid I used for raking was Shimano Antares in 50lb, 50 yds max lol

Cheers for the feedback lads
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   Old Thread  #22 17 Oct 2020 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Nice one lads

Interesting about the J braid breaking strain and diameter too

I see Gardner do one in 0.30mm diameter. Reckon this is what I should be looking for 0.030mm diameter,, 120yd straight through
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   Old Thread  #21 17 Oct 2020 at 11.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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50lb power pro will probably go 120 yards with a big spooled reel and heavy enough lead.
Iíve also got it in 65 and 80.. youíd be lucky to put 80lb 120 inches when itís new
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