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    Power Pro Superslick 8 vs Suffix 832

    Looking to spool up a freshwater/light saltwater outfit w/ my new Shimano Nasci 2500 spinning reel.

    What 10# test braid would be best? ie: wind knots, knot strength, and casting distance.
    I know the power pro=2#mono and Suffix 832=4#mono which I thought was quite large for a 10# braid.
    Kevin Van Dam swears by power pro for whatever that's worth. Most saltwater guys swear by the 832.

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    Been using j-braid since fall and it's treated me very well.

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    Been using standard Power Pro for saltwater for several years, but decided to try 20 lb Suffix 832 on a Penn Clash 3000 last year. I had a terrible problem with wind knots and switched back to Power Pro after a couple weeks. Didn't have any problems after that.

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    I have tried both and this is my observation.

    Power pro 8 superslick.
    Four rods rigged for casting hundreds of times a trip. The 8 had a few wind knots that could not be sorted out. After 3 months all four of the reels had lost too much line to use again. Had to cut the wind knots out. Tried my trick with the mashing of the knot with the teeth but it never once worked.

    Suffix 832.
    Same four rods with a fresh load of braid. After hundreds of casts only one required a cut out and that may have been operator error. I find that the 832 will release the knot by mashing between your teeth the knot and opening up the loops.
    In most cases I mash it down nice and flat and just pull the ends and it pops out clean. Ok here is the best part.. the line never degrades performance from the mashing effort.

    I have tried over 8 different braids and 832 is most manageable.

    Capt Mike

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    never used less than 50# braid, just spooled 3 reels with JB 20# will keep ya posted when I fish them
    js

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    50 lb + regular power pro for conventional. It's a little more rope like. If packed tight and layed on level there is no dig in.

    J- braid on a spinner. 40 lb or less. Nice and limp, round, and no fraying. Hardly any noise. Flies through the guides well. Works very well with Shimano's line lay and spool lip.

    I have some 10 lb. Super slick on a bass spinner. The spare spool with 8 lb mono is going on soon. Don't matter what I throw it wind knots with that super slick. Could be the guides on the rod causing it....not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captmikestarrett View Post
    I have tried both and this is my observation.

    Power pro 8 superslick.
    Four rods rigged for casting hundreds of times a trip. The 8 had a few wind knots that could not be sorted out. After 3 months all four of the reels had lost too much line to use again. Had to cut the wind knots out. Tried my trick with the mashing of the knot with the teeth but it never once worked.

    Suffix 832.
    Same four rods with a fresh load of braid. After hundreds of casts only one required a cut out and that may have been operator error. I find that the 832 will release the knot by mashing between your teeth the knot and opening up the loops.
    In most cases I mash it down nice and flat and just pull the ends and it pops out clean. Ok here is the best part.. the line never degrades performance from the mashing effort.

    I have tried over 8 different braids and 832 is most manageable.

    Capt Mike
    Have you tried this J-braid Capt? It's made by Daiwa and is half the price of 832. See several guys use it and have had no problems.
    I've never heard of it til today. Heard of Samurai made by Daiwa which is quite pricey.
    Also thanks for the tip on mashing down a wind knot and pulling it out. Never heard of that either. Will have to try that.
    I just threw away a 150yd spool of 8# Tuf-line...wind knot after wind knot. Never had that problem w/ 10# power pro regular.

    Thanks for everyone's inputs and keep them coming.

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    If you are talking about Jerry Brown then yes.. Best jigging line ever.

    Capt Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYT View Post
    Have you tried this J-braid Capt? It's made by Daiwa and is half the price of 832. See several guys use it and have had no problems.
    I've never heard of it til today. Heard of Samurai made by Daiwa which is quite pricey.
    Also thanks for the tip on mashing down a wind knot and pulling it out. Never heard of that either. Will have to try that.
    I just threw away a 150yd spool of 8# Tuf-line...wind knot after wind knot. Never had that problem w/ 10# power pro regular.

    Thanks for everyone's inputs and keep them coming.
    There is technically no "which is better". It's a preference, or, technique thing. Buy em and try em. You'll find one you absolutely love. Every rod/reel/fishing/casting technique is different.

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    My buddy I fish with a lot (you've seen pics) used to fish standard power pro too. He has since switched to j-braid in the last 2 weeks and prefers it. The price is very friendly too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurazy kracka View Post
    My buddy I fish with a lot (you've seen pics) used to fish standard power pro too. He has since switched to j-braid in the last 2 weeks and prefers it. The price is very friendly too.
    Yeah, after doing some research, there's 4 strand and 8 strand.
    Guys on the SOL forum seem to love this stuff. The 8 strand seems to rival 832, with substantial savings.
    Found dark green 10# 150m=165yds for $13 on Amazon Prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captmikestarrett View Post
    If you are talking about Jerry Brown then yes.. Best jigging line ever.

    Capt Mike
    No, Daiwa J-Braid

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