Berkley X9 braid opinions?

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    A little information from the past:

    We have not experienced what Denis has.

    X9 has become one of our best sellers in all the line ratings.

    50 and 65lb tests are used heavily for Tuna fishing with high cyclic loads. We have had zero complaints about the core separting from the 8 strands.

    Having said that - I dont like the 80 and 100 pound tests. They are thick and have a very dense feel to them and dont fish well IMO.

    The ProSpec and the Jbraid 8 are great lines for those applications.
     
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    Thanks for the Real-World response, much appreciated. How would you compare the X9 to the new Daiwa J-Braid Grand?
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    J-Braid Grand 8 is excellent line. Smooth and very limp. Casts great.

    I have not tested its ABS but, all braids at this point are over testing their rated line test.

    Compared to X9 its a toss up. We are selling more Daiwa since we have both J8 and J8 Grand. Daiwa has some really cool colors as well.

    X9 has white and green. It sells because it performs very well in many different scenarios. Casting, jigging, bait fishing and bottom fishing.
     
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    Imo, It's very important to (wring water) out of the spectra. As it's coming back onto the reel.

    Water drops. Dripping from the fingers. Wringing (out) the spectra
     
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    Gonna want some flex wrapp type of material. For packing spectra (tight) on the retrieve. With just a hook being retrieved back. In the high diameters imo for big tuna fishing with spectra. Pack it back, like it feels after being packed by a line winder :D

    Preventing spectra reel bite is good with a packed reel that feels like a rock. Less water log spectra and less packing saltwater onto the spool. With pressure using the fingers.

    When saltwater logged spectra, packed loose, drys. First drop back in. The spectra will be sticky coming off the reel, before getting wet again, slowing down the baits performance. First drop back in with spectra saturated in dry salt

    A store that sells horse equipment. The big wide roll can be bought. Then use a razor blade and customize 2 widths.

    Numerous different finger angle combinations to accomplish that, tight dry pack. Over 1 finger, under the next finger, back over the next finger, pulling away from the spool, while packing

    I belly hook. So if the sardine bait is not productive. I rip it off the hook. If possible, I will slow wind a butt hooked bait that is probably spinning. And rip it off next to another fishers hooked bait to chum for them. Then skip the hook across the water back to me

    Or pinch the line just between the thumb and index finger. For low diameter spectra and with high, just more pressure for heavy diameter.

    Farm store. The big wide roll

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    Also less water weight packed onto the giant spool. The lighter in weight the spool is, the better. For the strength of a sardine to pull line off the reel (many many ways to aid your sardine in performing better, rod angle one). Will take a 0.1 percent more advantage. With bait performance. Plus all the other advantages. Consolidated into one single package. Add it all up

    Current helps :D but there is not always current. And fish can be caught durring those times
     
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    The hollow. Packs water
     
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