Good 6lb braid?

 Hey all.

I got a Stradic 1000fi a few weeks ago and looking to spool it with 6lb braid but im not shore which one to get, I was thinking sunline but for 40bucks for 150m and the spool only holds 120 if im lucky i was wondering if there is any other good brands around for cheaper then 40 and not fireline.

Cheers danno


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Whatever you do don't go to

Fri, 2011-06-03 15:56

Comment Edited* Yamatoyo .6 pe is pretty good, bit more costly though. Considered the new fireline exceed? It's totally different to the old fireline.

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im using the new fire line

Mon, 2011-06-06 14:19

im using the new fire line exceed 0.12 which is 8.8lb on my 2500 certate. Normally i found the coating of the braid disintigrating and wearing thin causing frayed edges and reduced strength in knots but this stuff not to be raving or anything but ive been out 4times this week using it for at least 3hours each time and it still looks brand new. Sinks a dream also if needed.

 

for $24 for 135m its deffo a dream to use mate

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I have sunline on my stradic

Fri, 2011-06-03 08:17

I have sunline on my stradic atm...

As mentioned, yamatoyo!! Not sure if saltiga surf braid comes in 6lb but I rate that line too.

 

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Nitlon

Fri, 2011-06-03 08:33

Flangies,

Can you elaborate on your nitlon comment? Been looking at it lately and would like to know more about your bad experience with it.

I have been using it in 20 and 30 pound on a Stradic 8000 and its been great, was looking at getting an 8 pound version for my 2500 Stradic which currently has 10 pound firleine that is a bit worse for wear....

Cheers Simmo

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sunline cast away..

Fri, 2011-06-03 09:32

casts a mile, great knot stength but find it has a short life span.

never used nitlon

prefer fire line. very tough with good abrasion resistance, fewer wind knots and if knots occur there easily worked out.  its wirery and doesnt cast as well but when im working timber i dont need distance.

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I spooled up with 6lb

Fri, 2011-06-03 10:00

I spooled up with 6lb Fireline Exceed recently and I'm impressed so far, haven't used it a whole load though.

It's super thin, got that traditional wirey Fireline type feel and the orange looks pretty hot on the right reel too.

 

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A 150m spool of Sunline Super

Fri, 2011-06-03 11:24

A 150m spool of Sunline Super PE will fit on your 1000 stradic no worries. I know this for a fact because I have it on mine and it's great. I have 4 reels with sunline super PE and it never lets me down.

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 Really i thought that the

Fri, 2011-06-03 11:49

 Really i thought that the spool isnt big enough to fit all the sunline on... hmm maybe ill go sunline. I was thinking about fireline but i cant find any stores that have the new one? Whats the price on fireline?

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$29.95 for 125yd I think.

Fri, 2011-06-03 12:30

$29.95 for 125yd I think.

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Nitlon is fine. Just dont

Fri, 2011-06-03 12:16

Nitlon is fine. Just dont overspool it or you will get wind knots galore. I use it in 4/6/10/20/30/40lb and think its good stuff but 6lb and 4lb is very prone to wind knots if you over fill the spool or dont cast with a smooth motion.

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Take a look at the diameter

Fri, 2011-06-03 16:03

Comment removed* ;)

 

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i've been using bass pro on

Fri, 2011-06-03 14:46

i've been using bass pro on in 6 pound. not bad maybe check out the TD sensor stuff from Diawa.

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take a look how you keep

Fri, 2011-06-03 14:50

take a look how you keep nitlon or any braid on you reel, if it doesn't stay tight on the spool you will eventually throws loops,proberley what flangies does each time his uses nitlon. that why he has an aversion to it.

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I don't keep it on any

Fri, 2011-06-03 16:03

Removed again

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lol mono mainly for me,

Fri, 2011-06-03 16:21

lol mono mainly for me, because im cheap:D ebay man, i get all my line from there now, pick up 500yards of braid for 20bucks in just about any lb, might not but the best but its not to hard on the pocket.

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Don't expect much

Fri, 2011-06-03 17:05

from the crap thats on ebay. In my and others experience it's hugely overrated, thick and rubbish.

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What are you using it for?

Fri, 2011-06-03 17:17

I use Berkley fireline at that size on a couple of diiferent reels and find it to be great they are mainly used for bream fishing but get used for all sorts of different fishing

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 i've got a brand new 1000fi

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:10

 i've got a brand new 1000fi stradic spool spooled with 6lb spiderwire if ur keen to take that off my hands for a price??

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 Nar mate ive got the stradic

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:17

 Nar mate ive got the stradic already i just need to get some braid. cheers anyway.

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Braid

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:27

Hey danno I've just bought a Shimano 1000 to go with my new egi rod do you want a to share a spool of 6lb braid?

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 yeh its not a stradic im

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:27

 yeh its not a stradic im offering. its a spare spool spooled with 6lb spider wire. ahahah

but they are pretty good reels hey. i just recently got one too

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 oh haha nar im gonna commite

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:30

 oh haha nar im gonna commite and get some sunline super PE. thanks anyway .

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Oceanside have 6lb in stock

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:39

Oceanside have 6lb in stock (a few days ago at least) and if they are not too busy, hopefully they can spool it up properly for you as well

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 cheers mate, yer im thinking

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:43

 cheers mate, yer im thinking the fishing shop as its closer ay. Did you get my PM?

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Fair enoguh, I just figured

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:46

Fair enoguh, I just figured you were a southy with all your woodies point squid.

I'll get out for a very quick session tomorrow morning (bream or squid) but my big exam is Thursday so I'm mostly house-bound for now.

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 haha nar im a NOR guy, i

Fri, 2011-06-03 18:48

 haha nar im a NOR guy, i just travel down to woodies quite a bit. Fair enough good luck on your squid/bream fish and good luck in your exam.

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 I use powerpro 5lb, great

Sat, 2011-06-04 10:17

 I use powerpro 5lb, great stuff and have not had a problem with it. About $45 off ebay for 300m, so it's cheap as.

It's thin, I recon you could get 150m of 5lb on a 1000 size reel easy.

I have only heard great reports about sunline so your probably better getting that if your willing to spend the extra money.

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Power pro 8lb is what I use

Sat, 2011-06-04 12:53

Power pro 8lb is what I use for the bream outfit. Cheap but reasonable quality. Landed a few small sambos on the bream outfit, which is gonna stress the 8 lb braid more than most things. 1500 Tierra has never quite been the same......

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Colour of Braid

Sat, 2011-06-04 13:07

Which colour suits best for squidding or do you use a leader direct on to the jig?

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 You can use any colour braid

Sat, 2011-06-04 13:28

 You can use any colour braid but you must have a fluro leader. I use sunline which is Bright green and i still get squid. I use a leader of 60-70cm and i find thats enough.

 

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Definately a leader for

Sat, 2011-06-04 13:08

Definately a leader for squidding, they're pretty shy otherwise.

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