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Old 03-26-2012, 08:48 AM
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So I got a hold of some of this last year when I wanted to replace some old Stren braid on one of my Bass rods. 2 things that I liked before I even bought it; the package was marked very obvious with the crossover sizes of braid vs mono. I need SIMPLE. I knew my reel was rated for up to 15 pound line at 120 yards, but I wanted to use something a lot heavier for the thick grass, spatterdock and trees that I fish down on the Pocomoke River. So I went with the 30 lb line which was bigger (x2) than anything I had ever used before except on trolling gear. The chart claimed it was the equivalent of 8 pound mono,

Second was the price. I'm pretty frugal and it pains me greatly to put out so much money for line. I can't hang with you guys that can afford to spool up with Power Pro all the time. . I did a little research on the line before I bought it (That's what "smart phones" are for right?) and found out it was regarded fairly highly from the reviews I could find. Some claimed it was made by the same company as Power Pro, but I haven't confirmed that yet.

It's been about 8 months now, and probably 25 fishing trips later. So far not a single line break or failed knot. And it has withstood a whole lot of Pickerel action without any type of leader.

It took me a while to get used to casting it; it was definitely a noticably heavier line, and I had to up my bullet weights by 1/16 ounce to get the texas rigged lures where I wanted them. Not really a big deal; it didn't cause the lure to sink any faster really.

If I get 2 years out of this line, then I will be a customer for life. 2 years seems to be about all the life I can squeeze out of line and I fish a LOT.

Anyone else ever use the stuff?


http://www.tuf-line.com/products_Tuf-Lines_1.html
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:44 PM
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There was a post on TF a while back about braid.

Seems only 3-4 companies make it. They vary color / recipe slightly but all in all - most braids are very similar.

One tip a TFer posted - he reverses the braid once a year. The braid deep on the spool is almost like new - so you get extra season from it.

Braid is tough - buddy took my 2 year old braid when I respooled. He still is using it after 5 years.

I know some charters have 10 seasons of hard use on their 80lb braid.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:18 PM
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I do reverse my braid....that's a trick that I learned here. Heck you might have even been the one to post that a while back Skip.

I'm hard on my gear; especially rods and line. I love fishing thick mats of grass and weeds and pulling 4 or 5 pound bass out of the mess. I lose a lot of guide inserts and a lot of line (from all the abrasion) fishing that way. But sometimes that's what you have to do to get the big tournament winning bass.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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Never used the Tuff Line Braid, but I use PowerPro braid on almost all 40+ rods/reel combos I own. The only rods I don't have it on currently (that I can remember off the top of my head) are my ultralight trout fishing tackle, my Erie steelhead gear, and a couple channel cat rods... Everything else I have switched to braid, and some of those will get switched to braid when necessary...
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