I’ve been using a braided line on all of my casting rods for a while now and most recently tried out the ghost color from Sufix. In this post, I’ll be reviewing the Sufix 832 braid and talking about how it stacks up to the rest.
Long story short, Sufix 832 braided line is currently my favorite on the market and it’s what I’m mostly using. It’s extremely solid and casts better than anything else (in my opinion). It comes in yellow, green, or ghost (white) and I’d recommend either low-vis green or ghost because it’s the hardest color for the fish to see.
I haven’t tried out every braided line on the market but have used around 4 of the most well-known options. There’s really nothing wrong with them, I just prefer the line from Sufix because it has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon and I think it’s the most complete line out there in terms of performance, quality, and price.
Will It Work On Spin & Baitcasters?
The short answer is yes. This is the main fishing line I have on both my spinning reel and baitcaster. I put a small amount of backing on the reels using mono or fluorocarbon, fill it up (not all the way) with braid, and attach a mono or fluoro leader.
If you’re using a casting rod then you’re probably fishing from the shore. You probably know that snags are a common thing and this is where having a braided line comes into play. It’s much stronger than normal fishing line and if you are to get tangled you can yank on it much harder and it’s not going to break.
If you are trolling behind a boat it might not be the best option because it does float. You can toss weights on and it works fine or you can attach a sinking leader and that’ll work as well.
Was It Easy To Tie Knots With?
This line is somewhat similar to the string you use for sewing (I have no idea what it’s called) so it is more flimsy than normal fishing line. I’d say it’s a bit harder to tie a knot with compared to normal fishing line but it wasn’t too bad.
It’s also much harder to cut compared to normal line which makes knot tying a little tougher but that just shows you how much stronger it is than normal line. It also slips more so you’ll really need to make sure your knots are good and solid.
How Was The Quality?
When I’m talking about quality I’m talking about how it stands up to snags/large fish and how long it lasts overall. The main reason I went with a braided line was for this reason so it was pretty important for it to pass the test.
I fish from the shore mostly and run into my fair share of snags and tangles. It could be a sunken log or weeds and I’m sure you’ve lost one or two lures out there which definitely sucks. I was pretty impressed with this braided line though because most of the time I could just yank on the rod and it’d pop free and I’d be on my way.
That’s why I really believe it’s much stronger than normal line and why I’d recommend going braid.
I’ve only been using it for a year and a bit so I can’t really say how long it’ll last but I’ve been using the same spool all this time (and I’ve been fishing a lot). I’ve heard from guys who’ve had the same spool for a couple of years and I can see how that’s possible.
Overall, I’d give the quality of the Sufix 832 4.5 stars.
Did It Perform Well?
I haven’t used a braided line on anything other than spin and baitcasters so when I talk about performance it’s how well it casts and how good it was at avoiding tangles. I had heard that braided line is much better with both of those, but was it actually?
I found Sufix 832 to be smoother, rounder and less stiff than a lot of the other braided lines on the market. Because of this, I’d say it casts much better than other lines (braid & normal) and that’s a big thing for me since I’m casting from the shore.
One of the reasons I like using braided line over normal line is because of the increased sensitivity. Normal fishing line stretches and if you don’t have a high-end rod then you can miss smaller hits. Using a braided line on a lower-end rod will still give you really good sensitivity (it actually does help).
In terms of tangles, I did still have a few small birds nest on my new baitcaster (guaranteed to happen) but it was actually pretty easy to get it untangled. If you’re using a spincasting rod then it’s pretty tough to get it tangled anyway.
Overall, the performance was really solid (thus, why I use it).
- It’s solid in all areas.
- Much better in the wind compared to others.
- It doesn’t fray as easily as some.
- It’s very rare for it to break.
- People say the colored option fades (but who really cares??).
- It’s a bit harder to work with compared to normal fishing line.
- It does slip if you put it directly on the reel (use tape or backing).
If you’re looking to toss a braided line on your rod then I think you’d be happy going with Sufix 832. As I said, I haven’t tried them all but it’s better than the ones I have used and it’s much better than mono or fluoro as your main fishing line. Click here to see the price on Amazon.
If you’re trolling then it might not be the best option but if you’re doing any sort of casting then I think you need to switch to braid. It’s incredibly strong and I do think it casts slightly better. I saw people complaining about the price, but I really don’t see anything to complain about. Would you rather pay 10 bucks for a spool and have it last a couple of months or pay $20 and have it lasts for a couple of years? Seems pretty clear to me.
Happy fishing. If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.
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