Braid for Stella 5000 hg

 I recently purchased a stella 5000 hg for surface fishing / some jigging. Will mainly be used chasing mackies, small tuna and some kingies up in abrohlos next year. Im wanting to use 40lb (as i got smoked on 30lb a few times recently).

Ive narrowed it down to a few choices but am very open minded on suggestions. Im just looking for some informations / opinions on what to use. The choices are as follows (in 300m spools)

Ocea braid - pe 2.5 (approx 0.26mm) - 38.1lb - $145

Shimano Kairiki - 0.28mm - 40 lb - $60-70ish

Savage gear hd8 silencer braid - 0.23mm - 38 lb - $80

Siglon PE x 8 - 0.27mm - 40 lb - $65 ----- (have read some poor reviews about this braid)

Ive also considered berkley whiplash but i HIGHLY doubt its diameters are accurate.

Thanks in advance.

 


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Also

Sat, 2018-11-17 06:39

Have a look at the major craft dangan braid. I bought some just for my squidding setup, and was really impressed with the quality, the breaking strain, the colours etc.  I would definitely purchase it for other reels that I own without hesitation. It’s reasoly available online and I think anaconda stock it also. 

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 None of the above for me.

Sat, 2018-11-17 06:44

 None of the above for me. Jerry brown, varivas, etc.. Usually cheaper than the 300m spool from your local .. You also don't really fit enough pe4 on that sized reel to be very useful for pagics

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 None of the above for me.

Sat, 2018-11-17 06:44

 None of the above for me. Jerry brown, varivas, etc.. Usually cheaper than the 300m spool from your local .. You also don't really fit enough pe4 on that sized reel to be very useful for pagics

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Nitlon PE 

Sat, 2018-11-17 07:59

Nitlon PE 

about $70 from ray and annes....Bluewater used to stock it too, maybe still do

0.3 diameter 

have run it from 40-80lb. Awesome braid IMO 

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 Tasline Elite for me onlyI

Sat, 2018-11-17 09:22

 Tasline Elite for me only

I got about 250 m on a shimano 5000 0.29mm break strain 49lb

get mine from busted fishing.  are a apleasure to deal with

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 Tasline or grinder braid x8

Sat, 2018-11-17 10:32

 Tasline or grinder braid x8 is what I use. Both thin and cast really well. Put 300m of 40lb grinder (pe3) on my 6000 spheros

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Not a big jump up

Sat, 2018-11-17 10:45

To be honest if you're getting smoked on 30lb you're most likely going to get smoked on 40lb aswell, it's not really that much of a jump up in breaking strain. I'd be looking at least going pe3 ~50lb

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Tasline elite for me too 

Sat, 2018-11-17 12:01

Tasline elite for me too 

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