Best braid for the komodo

Lt. Slayer

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What 50 lb braid should i put on the komodo ss 471 to get 300 yds?
 

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I have 290 yards of tight packed 50lb J-Braid on my 463P. I dont buy into Maxquatro rating. To my knowledge, no MFG had come up with a new weave or material that is thinner and stronger. I've watched 65 Max snap at 40-50lbs MANY times.

But that's just my $0.02
 
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I prefer smooth 8 carrier braids like 832 and PP Slick 8, they are rounder and cast better. Berkley Professional Grade is one of the strongest by diameter, the 30lb breaks at 60lb. The 832 and Slick 8 broke at 42lbs and 47lbs respectively.

See test results here: http://www.sportfishingmag.com/gallery/gear/2014/11/line-test
 
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My 471P loaded up 300 yards of Spiderwire Stealth Blue Camo 65lb braid line...
 

wahoodad

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Just filled my Komodo KDS-463P, loaded it up with 400 yards of JB Line One spectra 40#. Now I'll have room for a decent top shot, of either 20, 30 or 40#. It's brand new, hoping to get me a wahoo on it as my first fish on it.
 

hucklongfin

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Go for it Dave! I got two on my Lexa 400 last fall on a Raider and a Sea Strike 33.
 

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The Berkley Pro Spec braid in 50lb test is a good option for the Komodo 463s and 471s if you want 300yds of line on the reel.
 

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I want my Komodo 364 for tug-o-war fishing for big cabrillas (leopard groupers) so I plan to setup mine just like the musky boys with heavy braid, but still not sure if I better off using 65# JB hollow or 80# spiderbraid stealth
 

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Trying Tasline on a 364 and should get 330 of 30#. A super thin true 8 ply braid that tests out at 49#(Paulus line test) and is white. Expensive but ticks all the other boxes.

Lifted from sales add

Tasline Elite White is the top end braid manufactured by Tasline in New Zealand, from the finest Spectra fibers available through Honeywell in the USA.
Except for the 15lb, all Elite White is pure 8 strand, with no coatings or additives, leaving it silky smooth and supple for improved casting distance and extreme fishing like popping and jigging for trophy fish. Together with a unique heat treatment process developed by Tasline, this braid is tweaked to optimum performance. Manufactured and tested in small batches, to make sure Tasline Elite White is the best braid available.

Independent tests show with Tasline Elite White you will get the best of both worlds.
Smaller diameters to get more line on your reel and higher breaking strains for those trophy fish.



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12lb
15lb 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 80lb 100lb
Diameter
0.128mm 0.163mm 0.225mm 0.299mm 0.317mm 0.332 0.422mm 0.48mm 0.545mm
PE 0.6 1 1.7 3 3.5 4 6 8 10
Actual Average Break 20.6lb 23.7lb 34.7lb 49.0lb 59.2lb 78.5lb 91.6lb 116.2lb 138.2lb
Number Of Strands 8 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
 

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I can get 300yds of 50lb Sufix 832 onto my Komodo 471SS's. 832 is a bit thicker then other 50lb braids, so you should have no trouble getting 300yds on a Komodo 471SS.

But, if you want a really thin, yet strong braided line, get Berkley Pro Spec braid.

The Komodo 471SS will hold just over 250yds of Sufix 832.
 

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I have 65# Jerry Brown solid on my 463-PLX. What rods are you guys using it on?
I use Tackle Industries musky rods with my Komodos; they work for just about everything that swims in FW and anything that swims in SWthat you could use a Komodo to catch; and Komodos can handle catching a lot.