Braid for Jigging

So after the 'incident' I've replaced my PE3 Type J rod and about to get another Biomaster but am going to get some high quality jigging braid on it. I used some high quality casting braid I had stored away for the last reel but am going to get jigging braid now that I have to buy it.

The braid I am looking at in the PE3 range is either Daiwa Saltiga 12 braid, Varivas Avani Jigging or Shimano Ocea. Price isn't a concern if it comes to quality so is the Daiwa Saltiga worth the extra $50-60 over the other two?

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Varivas or gossen are what I

Thu, 2018-03-01 13:59

Varivas or gossen are what I use both top quality and reasonable price
Saying that never tried daiwa or shimano but no point fixing something that's not broken


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Thu, 2018-03-01 14:09

 the new orange platypus braid is lovely and very competitvely priced .

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 That's what I've put on my

Tue, 2018-03-06 20:19

 That's what I've put on my Ocea Jigger and it's beautiful and soft, but feels like it could tear you a new arsehole if needed. Sone managed a good 8kg Dhu banger on it a few weeks ago and it was sweet. 


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Thu, 2018-03-01 19:15

 Changed all my jigging combos over to berkley whiplash a few years ago and its never missed a beat and you get shitloads on a 5000 stradic !


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Tue, 2018-03-06 20:29

 Yep, that’s about all I use.


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 Braid is braid you

Thu, 2018-03-01 19:44

 Braid is braid you gimp,jigging V casting only in the colour , every 10 mtrs for jigging colour segmented. Is the only diff.

sorry too much wine ,don't be sucked into brand promotions .

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Thu, 2018-03-01 20:44

While I believe most marketing is just that, if you do some testing of your own, you’ll see that braid isn’t braid. Pretty pointless going by a forums best anecdotal (/best marketed) braid, you need data! Obviously what you want is the thinnest braid with the highest actual breaking strain so you can track the boat better and use lighter, smaller spools. The actual breaking strain is much different to the stated breaking strain depending on brand which makes things hard. Paulus has done extensive, thorough testing on this on his website. If you go by his results Tasline is the clear winner. In saying that he has not tested Ocea but is it about 1/2 the price of Ocea. He also has/had involvement with Tasline so conflict of interest is always a possibility. I use Tasline and the stuff is ridiculously thin I love it. The only downside is it isn’t metered, if you’re into that.

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Cheers lads. I've got

Thu, 2018-03-01 22:48

Cheers lads. I've got Varivas, YGK and Daiwa braid and on my reels and happy with them all and found the Saltiga braid at a good price with a further $20 off on signup with Davo's Tackleworld so will give it a crack. 

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Saltiga 12

Thu, 2018-03-01 22:44

I am running the 12 on a Salitga 15H for light jigging outfit

Very happy with it, would happily put it on again


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 Ive had most braids. Havent

Fri, 2018-03-02 08:49

 Ive had most braids. Havent tried the daiwa 12. Running ocea braid on my ocea jigger and thats been nice. Bought some bulk tasline from busted fishing and its pretty nice. Very thin for the breaking strain. Have to say ill prob just buy the tasline now. Works out cheaper than most anyway and between a few of us we order bulk and it makes spooling easier too as u dont have to worry about backing.

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Tue, 2018-03-06 13:26

 What was the incident? I am about to buy a game type PE3 overhead, should I beware?

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 It ended up in the

Tue, 2018-03-06 20:04

 It ended up in the drink.

Dont worry, Game Type J rods are bloody sweet!


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Wed, 2018-03-07 08:39

 Last lot of braid I bought was 3km of colour change 30lb 8 strand from ebay for about $40 delivered. Very soft, has stayed together well (doesn't go fuzzy) and the fish don't seem to turn their noses up at it. Unfortunately for me, it hasn't parted ways even on some of the serious stingrays I've caught lately! ha ha. 

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 $40 for 3000m of braid Zoom?

Wed, 2018-05-16 04:05

 $40 for 3000m of braid Zoom?

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Very hard to go past the

Wed, 2018-05-16 15:22

Very hard to go past the Varivas stuff for jigging. I like some of the Sunline products also


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 +1 for ocea and varivas

Wed, 2018-05-16 23:05

 +1 for ocea and varivas

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 So in a nut shell... Best

Sat, 2018-05-19 04:59

 So in a nut shell...


Best place/seller for 1000m of 30lb multi colour?



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personally I would go tasline

Sat, 2018-05-19 09:44

personally I would go tasline from "busted fishing" have bought from them the line is top quality and they will even put markers at any intervals you like.  eg 250m 500m etc.  

only problem is it's not multi colour

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Fri, 2018-08-17 12:37

 Hi Tried a lot of the big name brands - my vote is Tasline for casting work - thin and hard wearing with enough stiffness to prevent wind knots.

Ocea is my favourite jigging braid - Wears well and is nice and thin for it’s breaking strain.