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 Posted: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 12:11 pm
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MrFisha
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Joined: Tue Jan 17th, 2017
Location: All Over Da Show, South Africa
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Which Braid brand is your go-to brand for your Grinder?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 04:35 pm
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Chancer
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Joined: Fri Jul 31st, 2015
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 27
Equipment: Shimano light tackle
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Langebaan
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Berkley Black velvet

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 Posted: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 06:33 am
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Limpopoking
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Location: Louis Trichardt, South Africa
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Different braids for different applications...

Jerry Brown for heavy popping.
Saltiga boat braid for jigging.
Gosen for shore based spinning.
Fireline for my baitcasters (ok... so not a grinder... but still)
Tasline for heavy spinning and plugging.

Edit: Also PP super slick 8... Lovely stuff.

All of them great for the particular application.

Last edited on Thu Feb 13th, 2020 06:34 am by Limpopoking

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 Posted: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 08:35 am
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Rorke
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Joined: Mon Feb 10th, 2020
Location: Carletonville, South Africa
Posts: 30
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I use 20lb BOSS finesse braid on for all my freshwater spinning reels, it's diameter is only 0.16mm meaning I get more distance when casting and more line on the spool and double the breaking strength than with 10lb mono... Only downside is the knots slip easier but if you tie 1 or 2 half hitches around your line with the excess line after you've tied your knot you'll be fine ;)

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 Posted: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 09:00 am
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Houtarm
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Location: Swellendam, South Africa
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Love Suffix 832 for R&S, but also use Boss, Grinder and can't fault it.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 10:38 am
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Kes
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Joined: Mon Apr 23rd, 2018
Location: Sandown, South Africa
Posts: 60
Equipment: Various - too many to mention
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Elysium and Double Mouth, Morgan's Bay
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Like it was mentioned above, I also use different braids for different applications.

Heavy shark tackle(grinder included) - HMP
Heavy (40-50lb) edible tackle - Black Velvet
Medium (30-40lb) edible tackle - Gosen
Light tackle/spinning (20Lb) - HMP

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 Posted: Thu Mar 12th, 2020 05:11 pm
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PV9
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Location: Queenstown, South Africa
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I’ve used most braids, and I’m currently stuck on HMP ultra thin.
I also enjoy the 832 when scratching, and Pro 8 for dropshot.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 12th, 2020 06:35 pm
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willem wikkel spies
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Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
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I have hmp braid on the clash 4000. eers 20 lb en nou 25lb
then boss braid on the other clash 4000, still brand new, no casts. 20 lb

clash 6000 Berkley black velvet 55lb from the boat only. casts ok, have not pulled big fish yet with it

daiwa bg 5000, 50 lb hmp braid, still brand new, no casts

noeby reel 7000 hmp 75lb, wil kakebeen uit kop uit trek.
no casts as yet, maar ons gaan 1 van die dae sien

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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2020 04:54 am
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Arno Nel
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Have been using HMP now for the last 4 years and very happy with it.

Got it on all my reels, gosa 8k, 10k, 25, slammer 3 and twin power 14k.

It is local and well priced and have pulled plenty off edibles and non edibles with it

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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2020 07:52 am
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Dr halibut hoffman
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HMP for the win.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2020 07:34 am
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Sharky@91!!!
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Joined: Thu Jul 12th, 2018
Location: George , South Africa
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Equipment: Spheros 20000 and BM 80/50/430
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I love my Berkley whiplash this is my braid of choice.
i use 50lb and 40lb
and winter times for galjoen and spotties i use 832 suffix

i have never had any problems with the whiplash

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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2020 08:30 am
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Fin-S
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Joined: Mon Nov 26th, 2007
Location: Gordons Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
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JB Hollow core as backing on big game reels
HMP as backing on general trolling reels
PowerPro Depth hunter on deep drop reels
832 on spinning sticks
J braid on jigging stick

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