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Daiwa J-Braid x8

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Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby shacky » 22 Apr 2020, 14:11

I’ve been having a mooch online at different braids available to fill one of my reel spools. Usually I buy Berkley Whiplash but noticed Daiwa J-Braid, which comes in various colours.

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I opted to buy a spool of multicolour to try.

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This I could use as a marker when casting/fishing, as there are different colours at varying lengths.

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What I need to know is, does anyone have/use this braid ? And is it any good ?

Many Thanks :thumb:
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Re: Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby rob f » 22 Apr 2020, 14:52

I've read about it . But Never used it, but I be interested to see what other anglers think about it :thumb:
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Re: Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby JoeRoberts » 22 Apr 2020, 21:24

That's a jazzy line Iain, I've just bought some Berkley X9 in a flame green

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Got the 60lb strenth so I can use it straight through
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Re: Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby liphook » 23 Apr 2020, 09:44

I've settled on 8x j braid for all my braid fishing Shacky and I've had a few to choose from over the years! I don't use it on the beachcasters as I'm an old school fool who likes multi and nylon. All my uptide, down tide, lure, salmon, pike etc FS and multiplier braid spools have been swapped over though. The accudepth colouring is handy particularly for drifting wrecks with lures, trolling from the boat and banging out a marker/spod etc and seems to last well. I've 40lb on a 525 that's used a lot, been on for 4 or 5 years and not faded much. I did find the dark green in lighter breaking strains left a green sludge on my FS line rollers but it stopped after a while leaving a mid khaki tinge to the line. ( I use a doubled line passed twice through the swivel and a 5 to 7 turn uni knot - you'll find you have 3 tag ends to trim but it's a very reliable knot). It's reliable line and not too pricey particularly on the bulk spools :thumb:
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Re: Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby shacky » 23 Apr 2020, 10:37

Great info Lippy thanks for your input :thumb: It looks and feels a good braid, but trying it out will give me the answers.
I did notice the Whiplash spool has errors in kg to lbs conversions. Also the thickness of the braid, as when the J-Braid was spooled it sat lower down from the lip. And Whiplash is not circular/round and has probably been measured on it’s flat side.
Can’t wait to get out and try it :)
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Re: Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby shacky » 13 Aug 2020, 19:01

The J-Braid x8 has been used for a few months now and I can tell you it’s Terrific stuff. It casts really well and can handle all that’s thrown at it. Including some charging Smoothound. Wind knots seem to be near zero and it’s very abrasion resistant.
All that said, I have purchased another spool to load a second reel....Brilliant.

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Re: Daiwa J-Braid x8

Postby shacky » 22 Sep 2021, 19:35

I'm sticking with J-Braid, it's never let me down and is very abrasion resistant. Also it leaves the spool on the cast smoothly.
Time to fill up my extra spool for winter..

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