11 of the best braided fishing lines

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

How to choose good braided line

The choice of braided line combines a number of features that directly affect its performance and durability. In order not to acquire a knowingly bad option, pay special attention to the following criteria:

  1. Breaking load. When choosing a fishing line for this parameter, it should be remembered that manufacturers (in the bulk of their weight) tend to slightly overestimate the real values. Also note that when knots are knitted, the nominal value of the withstand load decreases by at least 20-30%, which can lead to a breakage at the most crucial moment.
  2. Diameter. As a rule, braids with a small cross-section are designed to withstand obviously low loads. They are lightweight, sensitive, and less prone to drift by air currents. Larger cross-section lines are adapted to the perception of heavy loads and are combined with heavy tackle. However, remember: the thicker the thread, the higher its windage.
  3. Extensibility. A characteristic that directly affects the sensitivity parameter. If the braided line has a tendency to stretch, then a lot of professionalism will be required from the angler when determining the bite. Buy only low-stretch options for braids, which give the spinning rod not only supersensitivity to weak attacks, but also allow you to avoid breaks when catching the bait.

Rating of the best braided cords

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best inexpensive braided cords 1 Sufix Matrix Pro 990 RUB
2 Kosadaka Infinity RUB 875
3 Power phantom RUB 545
4 Stinger powerline RUB 609
The best braided cords in terms of price-quality ratio 1 Power Pro Moss Green RUB 1,250
2 Sufix 832 RUB 1,550
3 Sunline SM PE EGI ULT HS8 HG 180 RUB 3,740
4 Varivas Avani Jigging 10×10 Premium PE RUB 2,490
5 Berkley Fireline Braid Tracer 2 370 rub.
6 Momoi jigline ultra RUB 1,689
7 Duel PE Hardcore X8 RUB 2,425

Best inexpensive braided cords

Sufix Matrix Pro

Rating: 4.8

Sufix Matrix Pro

High quality braided line from Sufix, designed for catching large predators. Despite the transitional position between the budget and the middle price segment, it is a real 'fighter' with a huge margin of safety. It is supplied to the market in several unwinding versions (135 and 250 meters), as well as with various cross-sections (up to 0.50 millimeters). Actually, with such indicators, the maximum weight that can be sustained also reaches enormous values: about 67.5 kilograms at maximum speed.

As noted by users, the braided line Sufix Matrix Pro appears as an extremely sensitive line, capable of distinguishing even the thinnest and weakest bite (as far as the diametrical thickness allows). This quality in many respects characterizes its immense popularity among anglers of any level, and the price parameter once again emphasizes the focus on the majority's ability to pay.

Advantages

  • wide range of cross-sections in the ruler;

  • high breaking strength of the braid;

  • the purest high-modulus Dyneema polymer in the composition;

  • the presence of unwinding at 135 and 250 meters;

  • high-quality outer coating that performs protective functions.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Kosadaka Infinity

Rating: 4.7

Kosadaka Infinity

It may seem strange, but the company Kosadaka, widely known for reels, spinning rods and various lures, has completely lost ground in the braided line market. A small and even more unexpected 'gap' in the company's flaw is the Infinity line, designed specifically for power work in water. The take-off in diameters within this model range lies in the range of 0.03 and 0.40 millimeters, which very well affects the variability of fishing methods in the reservoir. In addition, the load characteristics of each individual section are also striking. So, the seemingly thinnest thread in the same 0.03 millimeter is capable of withstanding up to 2 kilograms of dynamic load, which corresponds to a good ultralight and is quite suitable for catching a mediocre pike.

Consumer notes revealed that the braided Kosadaka Infinity cord also performs well when knitting knots, maintaining almost the nominal strength with a special creation of stress concentrators. It does not absorb moisture, does not perceive radiation and does not slow down when sliding along the inside of the ring, thereby providing a good casting distance. Add to all this the low cost of a 150m unwind, we have an almost perfect line for everyday fishing.

Advantages

  • excellent load performance even with a small thread cross-section;

  • a huge number of thickness variations within the range;

  • excellent knot strength;

  • low susceptibility to abrasive wear;

  • high sensitivity.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Power phantom

Rating: 4.6

Power phantom

The Power Phantom four-wire cord has almost everything you need to be called a really cool budget option for everyday use. Available in two colors – standard green and bright yellow, which is more convenient to control on the pond. It is supplied to the market in two fundamentally different versions of unwinding – 92 (why exactly so much remains a mystery) and 120 meters, ideally suitable for use on spinning.

As for the load capacity, the real numbers turned out to be somewhat blurry, but for the budget they will fit in one way or another. Under dynamic loading of a straight thread (without knots), the strength of a sample of 0.1 millimeters was 8.9 kilograms (the declared value was 9.15 kilograms). When tying knots, she fell by almost half, in the area of ​​5.5 kilograms. However, such a fate befell the overwhelming majority of competitors, sometimes on an even more catastrophic scale. The recommendations of the professionals save you from thinking about purchasing the Power Phantom: as a 'workhorse' for every day, this series is the best fit.

Advantages

  • excellent protective data;

  • large variability of sizes within one series;

  • high breaking load indicators even in models with a small section;

  • the presence of two options for unwinding: 92 and 120 meters.

disadvantages

  • a sharp decrease in strength when knotting;

  • slight overestimations of the maximum strength values.

Stinger powerline

Rating: 4.5

Stinger powerline

Inexpensive braided cord from Stinger was a real hit of the past years, for which it naturally got into the rating of the best. Based on a combination of Dyneema fibers and polyethylene filaments, it has a smooth woven structure and increased internal resource, which was intended to support the outer protective layer. With its double action, it actively protects the Powerline line from UV and abrasion, while preventing the absorption of water by the compound fibers. As for the dimensional parameters, there are only 5 of them within the series, with a section from 0.13 to 0.23 millimeters.

Manufacturers are proud to announce that the Powerline series has been produced in compliance with all quality standards of the IGFA International Fishing Association. This fact determines the wide applicability of fishing lines in various sporting events and elite series, which makes Stinger one of the most respected manufacturers of fishing tackle.

Advantages

  • compliance of products with international quality standards;

  • breaking load in the range of 6.8-15.9 kilograms (depending on the section);

  • good tread qualities;

  • almost zero stretch.

disadvantages

  • a small number of representatives within one line.

The best braided cords in terms of price-quality ratio

Power Pro Moss Green

Rating: 4.9

Power Pro Moss Green

The eternal competitor Sufix 832 appeared before users in the guise of Power Pro Moss Green, which combines the same principles, but under a 'cool' look. To begin with, it is worth noting that within this series, as many as 16 standard sizes in cross-section fit, ranging from small 0.06 and ending with colossal (sea) 0.89 millimeters. This variety allows for a wide variety of spinning (or casting) fishing methods, giving anglers a lot of versatility. Zero stretch and no memory effect make Moss Green ultra-sensitive, so you can be sure that not a single weak bite will be left without your attention.

The anglers also paid attention to the fact that the internal resource of the braided cord of this model is designed for 4-5 years of successful use. Due to the low purchase costs (in the version with small sections this is exactly the case), the consumer will receive 135 meters of the most combat braided line, sharpened to achieve an extremely high result.

Advantages

  • the widest series in the collection (as many as 16 sections are available);

  • the highest load parameters (from 3 to 125 kilograms);

  • zero stretch, positively affecting sensitivity;

  • lack of memory effect;

  • high-strength units;

  • low price.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Sufix 832

Rating: 4.8

Sufix 832

One step away from the leading position in the rating, the legendary braided cord from Sufix, which gained immense popularity among users a decade ago, stopped. A high-tech development, the 832 is based on the R8 Precision strand weave method, which produces a perfectly round thread across the entire unwinding length. It contains 7 strands of Dyneema and 1 ultra-strong Gore fiber, which is absolutely UV, abrasive and extremely resistant to breaking load.

Professionals note that Sufix 832 braided cord does not tend to stretch or absorb moisture, which makes it extremely sensitive and resistant to aging. In terms of price, this line is significantly superior to its opponents, giving consumers a unique opportunity to catch both a small predator (on lines with a cross section of 0.10-0.24 mm) and a real sea trophy (with thicknesses from 0.28 to 0, 48 mm).

Advantages

  • wide range (11 standard sizes of fishing line in cross section);

  • optimal strength indicators;

  • high-tech weaving (7 Dyneema fibers + 1 Gore thread);

  • low price;

  • zero stretch guaranteeing excellent sensitivity.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Sunline SM PE EGI ULT HS8 HG 180

Rating: 4.8

Sunline SM PE EGI ULT HS8 HG 180

A versatile braided line from Sunline, ideal for a variety of spinning fishing methods. It is supplied to the market in 6 cross-sections – from 0.09 to 0.165 millimeters. In this regard, it is actively used both for ultralight spinning rods with light lures, and for heavier versions with bottom and feeder gear. Tight weave and specially applied surface layer provide excellent line glide when leaving the spool, as well as low friction on the edges of the guide rings. Judging by the feedback from the anglers, the braided line Sunline SM PE EGI ULT HS8 HG 180 has a high sensitivity due to its negligible tendency to elongation. Even in the smallest section, the braided cord of this series is capable of withstanding up to 2.5 kilograms of load, which corresponds to a very good specimen of a river predator. At maximum speed, the breaking force is 7.7 kilograms – with this 'character' and with a refined technique, you can even catch a trophy.

Advantages

  • optimal line sensitivity due to low stretch;

  • good load indicators;

  • dense weaving, providing high quality casting;

  • the presence of a special tread layer that protects the braid from abrasive wear.

disadvantages

  • slightly overpriced.

Varivas Avani Jigging 10×10 Premium PE

Rating: 4.7

Varivas Avani Jigging 10x10 Premium PE

Another near-budget representative of the series of braided cords, which is distinguished by a very original customization along the entire unwinding length and optimal sensitivity parameters. Despite the weaving of four cores, the cross section of this model is very close to round, which characterizes a good speed of descent along the rings and the possibility of long-distance casting. Avani Jigging 10×10 Premium PE is supplied to the market in five thickness variations: from 0.128 to 0.235 millimeters, which correspond to a breaking load of 5.49 and 13.03 kilograms, respectively. Yes, the indicators are not like the Berkley Fireline Braid Tracer discussed below, but for fishing in the river (and quite large specimens) they will be quite suitable.

As noted above, one of the features of the Avani Jigging 10×10 Premium PE braided line is the original color, which changes from green to brown and red over all 200 meters of length. This version allows you to control the line in reservoirs with different water colors, facilitating the tasks of guidance and deviations from the course. To a number of disadvantages of the braided cord from Varivas, consumers attribute the tendency to unexpected breaks and the mediocre reliability of the knots, caused either by falsification in the market, or by the internal hack of a Japanese manufacturer. However, most anglers do not experience any problems and strongly recommend the purchase of this line to everyone, without exception.

Advantages

  • large unwinding (200 meters);

  • acceptable price;

  • good parameters of resistance to wear of various nature;

  • satisfactory parameters of breaking load.

disadvantages

  • possible falsification in the domestic market;

  • reduced strength of the braid in the knots.

Berkley Fireline Braid Tracer

Rating: 4.7

Berkley Fireline Braid Tracer

The next line in the rating goes to a series of braids from Berkley, the main advantage of which is the highest breaking load. Even on the thinnest representatives of the Fireline Braid Tracer, it does not fall below the double-digit limit: with a diameter of 0.14 millimeters, the breaking force is an impressive 14.6 kilograms. What can we say about more power options with a weaving thickness of 0.30 or, say, 0.45 millimeters – such pillars of the series are able to withstand many times more.

This “happiness” of a professional fisherman is delivered to the Russian market in 110 meters unwinding and at a quite satisfactory cost. According to experts, the braided cord Fireline Braid Tracer has excellent protection against various kinds of negative factors, as well as a tendency to maintain near-nominal performance, even with a significant level of wear. The disadvantages of such a fishing line include not the highest sensitivity, however, sacrificing one characteristic for the sake of the whole set is quite justified.

Advantages

  • optimal price for nominal quality parameters;

  • the highest values ​​of breaking loads even in small cross-sections of the line;

  • strong and tight braiding, which guarantees almost perfect roundness of the line;

  • insignificant loss of working qualities at high wear thresholds.

disadvantages

  • not the best sensitivity;

  • low strength in knots (high stiffness affects).

Momoi jigline ultra

Rating: 4.6

Momoi jigline ultra

One of the most representative series of braided cords, the indisputable advantage of which is the low price for any performance characteristics. Unlike the Duel PE Hardcore X8, this model is also available in 100m reels, giving anglers the opportunity to save some basic budget. Momoi Jigline Ultra has 11 braid thickness options ranging from 0.05 to 0.24 millimeters. At the same time, the maximum load varies widely from 4 to 18 kilograms, making it possible to catch a 'deeply trophy' predator.

For the needs of the durability and wear resistance of braided cords, Momoi has provided for the application of a three-layer coating on them, which gives not only protection against the harmful UV effects paired with salt water, but also from abrasion on the surface of the rings. According to experienced consumers, Jigline Ultra perfectly holds knots, has a strong weave and can be used in a conditional temperature range from +30 to –5 degrees Celsius. Outside these limits, the performance of the braid drops sharply, which is reflected in both sensitivity and a drop in load indicators.

Advantages

  • high sensitivity;

  • satisfactory abrasive, physicochemical and ultraviolet resistance;

  • the ability to knit strong knots;

  • section as close as possible to round;

  • weaving density;

  • attractive price.

disadvantages

  • tendency of fibers to cold break (weak resistance to low temperatures).

Duel PE Hardcore X8

Rating: 4.5

Duel PE Hardcore X8

The eight-core braided cord of the mid-price segment takes a line in the rating due to its increased strength and resistance to breaking loads. It is supplied to the market in an unwinding 150 meters and thicknesses from 0.171 to 0.209 millimeters, providing the ability to fish out a trophy predator from depth. Thanks to its smooth ironed surface, the braid glides perfectly on the surface of the rings, having high abrasion resistance and the ability to make long casts.

As users note, the braided cord Duel PE Hardcore X8 in all its variety remains a rather soft braid, which largely positively affects its sensitivity. In the maximum section, it is capable of withstanding up to 13.5-14 kilograms of applied force, which is very good both for fishing on the river and during sea voyages.

Advantages

  • resistance to water-jet wear;

  • the presence of a reliable tread layer that prevents aging (and burnout) of the braid fibers;

  • rather high loading conditions (up to 14 kilograms in the maximum section);

  • smoothed surface with minimal ring friction.

disadvantages

  • quite high (albeit within the middle segment) cost.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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