bottom bouncing braid

 hey guys,

just prepping for exmouth and i am need of replacing some of my lines

i am in need of a good quality braid that i will be running on my saltist ld40, wanting 50lb. It will primarily be used for bottom bashing and heavy jigging

i am thinking along the lines of berkley whiplash or suffix 832 superline

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,



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Fri, 2017-03-17 10:51

I'm really happy with J-braid x8 multicolour... I Run 80, 50 & 20 on 10k, 8k & 4k.

Only really used cheap/average braid previously and this is miles better. 500m spools (off the shelf) also make it economical to do a couple of reels without spending a fortune on bulk spools.

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 suffix 832 is pretty good.

Fri, 2017-03-17 10:50

 suffix 832 is pretty good.  But if you have time to order jerry brown, ygk, tasline and varivas are higher rated lines.

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Fri, 2017-03-17 11:13

Tasline is pretty good for an all rounder

I use Ocea for jigging only.


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Daiwa boat braid

Fri, 2017-03-17 11:32

I use Daiwa Boat braid, cannot think of a time it has snapped without me wanting it to.


I get heaps of line on it, and have PE4 55lb reel of it on hand for anytime to respool. I like the coloured depth markers as well.


I only hear good things about tasline too.


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Fri, 2017-03-17 11:49

We stock a good selection of braid including Daiwa/Ocea/Gosen/Fins etc

One of our favourites for us staff (plus the shop owner Ryan Thipthorp) is Berkley Whiplash. It's thin, strong, reliable and we sell that per metre off the bulk spool.

Send us a PM if we can help.


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Fri, 2017-03-17 12:08

 go tasline , sunline monster battle, daiwa  j braid or gosen theres plenty out there go into a shop have a feel of some braids find one you like find the cheapest price online in australia ask the store to price match it if they say no then just order it online at least u felt it first and know what your getting good luck if ur going to exmouth for landbased id go no higher then a pe 3 50lb braid for everything up there but from a boat then things change but from a boat i would probarly get a braid around 80lb pe 5 


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 Jbraid is cheap at Hillary's

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:39

 Jbraid is cheap at Hillary's boat and tackle. Cheapest by far and 500m spools


lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.



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 I bought a combo from the

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:49

 I bought a combo from the downrigger shop. It has colour change braid prespooled. Seems pretty good so far. They sell it in 1000m rolls really cheap and include a line counter free. Worth a look...

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Fri, 2017-03-17 12:54

 I've been using Fireline Exceed of late, it's a little stiffer than normal firelines and I don't mind that.


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Fri, 2017-03-17 15:58


Have had a fantastic run from Jigman braid.

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Fri, 2017-03-17 20:11

 Plenty of choices out there.

I currently run Gosen PE3-42lb, Ocea PE2.5, was 50lb but since revised to 40lb average breaking strain from Shimano I believe, all multi coloured so good for jigging different depths.

Recently purchased Tasline all white PE4 on my primarily used bottom basher Z30, rated 50lb but tested @ 72lb breaking strain. This stuff is tough, not colour coded but if you are just dropping straight to the bottom, not needed.

Not cheap but quality line.

IMO I reckon out of those 3 I rate Gosen at the bottom, not that it is bad. It is pretty much exactly what it is rated at, it's just that the others are also rated at what I have mentioned above, for potentially better prices depending on your budget.


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 thanks heaps guysi have

Sat, 2017-03-18 09:54

 thanks heaps guys

i have plenty of infomation to go off now

a bit more to think about no