Musky Braid

3/17/15 @ 11:12 AM
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FishHunt47
FishHunt47
USER since 6/10/14
Hey everybody as we all know open water fishing is right around the corner and I AM PUMPED! Anyways, the question I have for you is what kind of Musky/Big Game Braid you prefer/use. I currently am using Berkley Gorilla Tough 80lb. on my Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 6600. The braid has treated me well for the most part. I bought this line from k-mart in a rush for like $15. I like it's supreme cast-ability and it's durable-ness. I am looking to upgrade to maybe a higher end line. I have a few trips to Canada planned this Spring and I really want to upgrade. Thanks in advance
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3/31/15 @ 4:48 PM
reefhawg
reefhawg
USER since 1/23/10
I prefer Tuff Line XP over regular Tuffline, and Power Pro. I prefer that it is smoother, and doesn't make near the vibration or noise coming through the guides, which is important to me in terms of comfort and for fishing at night for hearing my bucktail blades' cadence/grinding. I've also used the Suffix 832 with success, and really like it on my walleye spinning rigs.

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3/31/15 @ 2:19 PM
1cast-away
1cast-away
USER since 2/2/09
Looks like I'm going back to tuff line....bait shop that spools my reels switched back to it. Which is just fine with me.

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3/30/15 @ 2:49 PM
B Fish
B Fish
USER since 6/26/10
I take a lot of people fishing who don't have much experience. When I ran 80 lb Power Pro they seemed to get more backlashes and when they did get them they were nasty. I switched over to 80 lb Suffix 832 and have had significantly less problems.

I put on 75 yds with a backer, then after the season I reverse it so I get another year out of the new stuff underneath. I used a Range finder to measure of 75 yds. I have been doing that for XX years and have never had a problem. I probably fish more than the average guy too.

A 300 yd spool at Cabelas is $41. It will fill 4 reels and you will get 2 years out of it. That's only $5.00 per reel per year.

Have a good day Smile

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3/30/15 @ 8:39 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04
I dont think I could actually break 80lb power pro...something in the rod or reel would go first.

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3/25/15 @ 9:03 PM
diver hunter 1987
diver hunter 1987
USER since 9/29/09
I use 80lb power pro on my med heavy rod and 100 on my xxxh rod. I have used stealth tuff line and cortland spectron. I do not like stealth at all, tuff line was ok I thought it wore out easy but the Cortland spectron was by far the best, the only reason I now use power pro is that cortland isn't carried by any of the local shops.

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3/20/15 @ 8:03 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
USER since 2/15/10
i use a 100 pound cause i have had 80 break but maybe that was cause i was using a berkley product.

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3/20/15 @ 8:17 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04
I bought a 1000 yard spool of 80lb power pro that will last the rest of my life Cool

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3/18/15 @ 8:36 PM
Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10
I run the 80# suffix 832 braid and have had good with that. I have used the Tuf Line in the past. After a year or two it started getting brittle and snapping really easy.

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3/17/15 @ 12:08 PM
1cast-away
1cast-away
USER since 2/2/09
I use power pro currently. Have used Tuff Line also. Have had good success with both. The bait shop that spools my reels carries Power Pro. So that's really the only reason I switched.

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3/17/15 @ 11:46 AM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
Power Pro, Stealth, Suffix, etc. are al the same, you will not notice any difference between them.

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