Daiwa Braid Diameter


I am a bit confused about the diameter of Daiwa's J-Braid. Seem different package got different diameter in the same weight class.

60lb - 0.28mm

65lb - 0.41mm (only extra 5lb)

80lb - 0.35mm (thinner than 65lb)


So how I choose?  Which is correct indicater of diamter? 

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Sat, 2019-03-23 09:07

It’s all over the shop. What’s funny is they were pumping up the new j braid grande. If you look at that diameter, it matches the same as the original j braid. So other than a new box and some marketing, how is it any different?




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 Exactly, the Grand 64lb is

Sat, 2019-03-23 10:56

 Exactly, the Grand 64lb is 0.41mm.  I better stick to the old one 80lb only 0.35mm lol............

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 i know this might sound

Sat, 2019-03-23 11:02

 i know this might sound stupid but are different colours in same boxes different diameters?


 rather be fishing

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Daiwa J-Braid Diameter

Sat, 2019-03-23 15:49

 May be one for Aisa's Market and the thicker one is for Europe's Market?

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 Well you do get a free

Sat, 2019-03-23 16:09

 Well you do get a free Tshirt 


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 Typical business BS . Its

Sat, 2019-03-23 16:47

 Typical business BS . Its more than likely the same stuff.. Buy a better brand (would be cheaper too I bet) like Jerry brown varivas  tasline ygk etc

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 Apparently grand has more

Sun, 2019-03-24 03:05

 Apparently Grand has more resistance to abrasion over ordinary J-braid, so I have it on some LBG setups I use from the rocks. Hard to know if it's actually true, but it explains the diameter difference. 

I haven't found J-braid of poor quality, though there's better options available depending on your location/needs/patience.

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Daiwa J-Braid Diameter

Sun, 2019-03-24 06:32

 By feel using my finger rubbing the braid, I do agree that Grand are thicker than the ordinary J-Braid in the same line class.

My location only have limited choice of braid, so i just bring my reel to fill up in the tackle shop, if it doesn't fit my reel can always return n lower my line lbs so that it will fit.

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Daiwa J-Braid Diameter

Sun, 2019-03-24 06:36


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 I'va always found the Daiwa

Sun, 2019-03-24 11:27

 I'va always found the Daiwa Saltiga braid to be decent.

80lb has diameter of .44



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Daiwa J-Braid Diameter

Sun, 2019-03-24 15:58

 In the first image, 80lb has diameter of 0.35mm