World Sea Fishing Forums banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Crikey.

This uber-expensive 0.15mm thick cotton stuff, purports to have an 18lb breaking strength.

Can I trust this stuff with my tackle?

It's called Adrenaline Spin Braid (Orange) from Savage Gear.

I kid you not, the cotton supporting my "other" tackle, has stronger looking thread holding it all together ! - Oooh er missis !!!

:help:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,492 Posts
Anyone who admits to wearing 'Y' fronts deserves to be ripped off
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,537 Posts
real fishermen wear tights lol
 

·
The people's moral compass
Joined
·
12,847 Posts
Is it a flat or round profile braid? If flat then entirely possible as they measure the thinnest cross section, it may be .15mm thick but prob 1.5 wide!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
yes it will be 18lb or there abouts

braid is always very thin compared to mono thats why you can fish say a 40lb braid and its like using say 15lb dont quote me on those figures

here are some examples i found

Braids and Equivalent Mono Diameter

Sufix Performance Braid

6 / 2 lb.
10 / 4 lb.
20 / 6 lb.
30 / 8 lb.
50 / 12 lb.
65 / 17 lb.
80 / 20 lb.
100 / 25 lb.
130 / 40 lb.

Berkley Fire Line braid
- ultra low stretch
14/6 Lb.
20/8 Lb.
30/12 Lb.

Berkley Big game
30/8 Lb.
50/12 Lb.
65/15 Lb.
80/17 Lb.
100/20 Lb.
130/30 Lb.
200/50 Lb.

Spider Wire stealth

20/6 Lb.
30/8 Lb
50/12 Lb.
65/15 Lb.
80/17 Lb.
100/20 Lb.

Spider-Wire original Braid
60/12 Lb.
20/6 Lb.
10/4 Lb.

P-Line's Spectrex IV

Stren® Super Braid Fishing Line

14/4 Lb.
20/6 Lb.
30/8 Lb.
40/10 Lb.
50/12 Lb.
65/17 Lb.
80/20 Lb.


Power Pro
US Sizes

SIZE (lb.) DIAMETER (in) ~ Mono Equivalent
8 / 1
10 / 2
15 / 4
20 / 6
30 / 8
40 / 10
50 / 12
65 / 16
80 / 18
100 / 20
150 / 30
200 / 50
250 / 80

Ande
Braid Mono
8 / 1
10 / 2
15 / 4
20 / 6
30 / 8
50 / 12
80 / 20
125 / 25

Western Filament Tuf Line

15 lb / 4 lb mono
20 lb / 6
30 lb / 8
50 lb / 12
65 lb / 16
80 lb / 18
100 lb / 20
130 lb / 30
150 lb / 40
200 lb / 50
 

·
The people's moral compass
Joined
·
12,847 Posts
Suffix matrix pro is a round braid, 40lb is still .35mm or thereabouts.

Knowing The difference tween round and flat braids is rather important if the user plans putting it on a multiplier!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,796 Posts
Using 18lb braid on a multi is going to dig in easier and might be a problem
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
beware of popper fishing with some of the micro braids (i had big problems with powerpro)
the line is so fine that the snatching effect of popping allows the line to form knots/wraps, especially if there is any twist in it
fish takes = instant pop-off
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I agree totally.

I'm not loving it at the moment to be honest.

On my second cast with a popper I got a small birdsnest, and after thinking I'd sorted it, I cranked the reel lever to wind in and a piece was wrapped around the base of the spool, and it simply shredded it - 50 yds lost !!!

After that I kept a close eye on it, and was fine, but it is so floppy and thin, I'd never use it once the light levels got low. Moreover, it's nigh on impossible to tie say a Palomar, in the dark. The thread is just so thin and floppy, it's really a chore to tie those knots... and not something you wanna be doing in the cold, wet and dark.

Think I'll switch to mono in the dark... never have to even look at the spool with mono - just close the bail and reel in !

Bottom line is that even after you get used to it, I reckon Braid is simply "difficult to manage" - like a spoilt child... you need to constantly keep an eye on it and control it.

Mono on the other hand, just looks after itself... it's stiffer and much better behaved. And of course, if you do get a snap off, it's a third of the price... I was more bothered about losing 50 yds of braid than than the damn lure on the end !!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,299 Posts
Suffix matrix pro is a round braid, 40lb is still .35mm or thereabouts.

Knowing The difference tween round and flat braids is rather important if the user plans putting it on a multiplier!

^^^^this^^^^ should be your main criteria for buying if you are casting from a multi as cp says, been there etc,etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
I agree totally.


Think I'll switch to mono in the dark... never have to even look at the spool with mono - just close the bail and reel in !
I've gone back to good old spiderwire fusion - thicker, but tough as old boots, totally dependable, behaves itself a lot more - but you still have all the advantages of braid
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,492 Posts
Using 18lb braid on a multi is going to dig in easier and might be a problem
It shouldn't if it's been spooled properly. I use 20lb Daiwa Tournament 8 on a baitcaster without any problems, I don't even use a mono backing, the braid is tied directly to the spool. All I do is leave a tag that lays across the spool and then spool up under tension (about 8lbs of drag)
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top