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    My MC Finetail also has tiny guides but I know it's designed to work with nylon or PE.

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    Am I ok using SOS 2lb line on my JDM rods? The ones I own seem to perform well with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StantheMan2567 View Post
    Here are a few options of JDM lines that are pretty darn close to advertised breaking strength and seem to work well for my applications which mostly include structure fishing.
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    The 3lb lines on the left do not exceed any rod rating I have in the arsenal, and the two 4lb lines on the right are covered by the upper limits of the rest of the group of rods. PE they all are, or braid as we call it over on this side of the pond. My fishing conditions are not sandy bottoms and suspended fish, but trees, bushes, rock, and slate points. Deep to shallow I fish almost always in or around structure. Creek fishing in the fall winter and early spring introduces current to the rocky structure hazards. No stretch and excellent bite detection, I really enjoy the direct contact with the fighters on the other end. Big huge but (there always is) abrasion is an issue. You can solve this with a fluorocarbon leader. I do not use one regularly, but am starting to more and more. With the 3 and 4 pound yellow Unitaka braid I can bend a Light Wire jig out of a wood structure over half of the time. I do re tie often in the field, Braid is easy to tell when frayed especially if it is colored. That Daiwa Braid you see is a new line I have just started using. It is as fine (small) as the Sunline (human hair diameter) and performs just as well for a lot less cost. It does not and I repeat does not sing in the guides of my ABU rod that has 10 micro Torzite Guides. I switched the reel over to the Finetail which is 4lb rated and also no guide noise and it helps keep the Gills coming my way quick. You may not be a braid kinda guy, most arenít as I grew up on monofilament but have since left the mushy feeling of the nylon lines. They have their place, but I am learning more about drag settings, bending curves and fish specific conditions with this new equipment by experimenting with different lines. I have the Esters, Sunline, Varivas, Daiwa and have realized their limitations in the structure I fish, as it seems you have. The places we are fishing are probably similar. Branch out, try some new lines suggested here, and by all means do your research. Read back through this thread, best place to start.

    One last thought, when tying direct to braid, I use the standard Palomar knot, an easy and quick knot to tie.

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    Could I use SOS 2lb line as a proper leader when fishing a braided line??


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    Yes on both accounts. I used SOS for quite a while on my JDM rods. I quit using it for 2 reasons.....I could no longer see it and to try JDM lines. Now all I use is hi-vis JDM lines.....nothing wrong with SOS line.

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    If anyone is looking for PE line thinner than human hair, check out XBraid Upgrade X4 0.2. It is certainly not supple, it will also sing in your guides, but it is THIN. It is strong for its diameter and does not seem to be prone to wind knots. Once I had a sizable mackerel beat it into a small bird's nest while I was trying to get all the hooks out. To my surprise, I managed to untangle in no time.

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    The suffix nanobraid has been great for me so far.

    the 2lb is advertised at .001” diameter.

    Break strength seems to be closer to the 3-3.5 lb range though.

    it’s excellent line for vertical presentations and swimming jigs if not in deep water.

    Hold on to your butt, though, if you think you will cast this line into a strong wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodie View Post
    The suffix nanobraid has been great for me so far.

    the 2lb is advertised at .001” diameter.

    Break strength seems to be closer to the 3-3.5 lb range though.

    it’s excellent line for vertical presentations and swimming jigs if not in deep water.

    Hold on to your butt, though, if you think you will cast this line into a strong wind.
    I couldn't break 2 lbs Nanobraid at 8 lbs. I agree, it is way too supple. If you look at 3 lbs JDM PE lines, they are much thinner and more round than Nanobraid, and are also priced very competitively. But Nanobraid is right here, available through Amazon. Huge plus...

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    i haven’t seen a JDM PE linee that measures .001” let alone less.....

    i will agree that the JDM braids are not as limp and fish better, but all I have looked at and used have been at least .003”....


    Quote Originally Posted by s_v View Post
    I couldn't break 2 lbs Nanobraid at 8 lbs. I agree, it is way too supple. If you look at 3 lbs JDM PE lines, they are much thinner and more round than Nanobraid, and are also priced very competitively. But Nanobraid is right here, available through Amazon. Huge plus...

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    I do not have any good means to measure the actual diameter, but when I compare 2 lbs Nanobraid with #0.15 JDM PE that has breaking strength of 3 lbs side by side the JDM line is far thinner to a naked eye. I do think that Nanobraid is a very good line, but I wish they were honest about the breaking strength (and likely diameter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_v View Post
    I do not have any good means to measure the actual diameter, but when I compare 2 lbs Nanobraid with #0.15 JDM PE that has breaking strength of 3 lbs side by side the JDM line is far thinner to a naked eye. I do think that Nanobraid is a very good line, but I wish they were honest about the breaking strength (and likely diameter).
    As I do realize I havenít seen any in person, and also do not possess a way to measure thickness of line this small.

    I decided to order some myself to see what itís all about.

    Daiwa Presso Sensor+Si II 150m 3lb #0.15 is on its way expedited from Japan right now, this is drop shot season for me, so it wonít take long for me to be able to report back on this line.


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