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Could someone recommend a cost effective Braid to buy?
Unless you need the benefit of being able to cast further I’m not sure braid offers enough of a benefit over Maxima to warrant its use. My lure reels are loaded with braid solely because I like to to use surface lures for bass and you need the lack of stretch to work them properly. That coupled with the need for distance makes braid highly beneficial. All my fresh water reels are spooled with nylon...Used a few of the brands mentioned and would say the spiderwire is decent. FWIW i am trying to ween myself off the braid due to a very big Tay springer cutting it on a rock when almost beat and also i feel i have lost too many fish recently and i now have it in my head that i need to go back to Maxima as it had worked for me for years and i only went braid when i discovered the casting benefits using the Vision 110's and Rapalas up the Tay.
Interesting. From my experience the numbers of I have lost fish are due to a combination of braid and modern fast action spinning rods, particularly the latter.I used to use Power Pro when spinning on the Tay at Muirtons but seemed to lose more fish with it compared to nylon. The locals didnt recommend braid.