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Daiwa J Braid Braid Review

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Relatively inexpensive for how good it is
Incredibly smooth without being waxy
Offers superb casting distance and accuracy on both baitcasting and spinning setups

What is Daiwa J Braid?

Fantastic braided line at a very reasonable price. J Braid boasts a smooth feel, smaller than average diameter and great manageability. this combination of attributes lead to superb casting distance and accuracy.

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Daiwa J Braid line diameter chart:

Line Diam.
6lb
8lb
10lb
12lb
15lb
17lb
20lb
25lb
Inches
0.005
0.006
0.007
0.009
Note: Where a specific lb test for a product is not available, the closest variant is used

Daiwa J Braid line diameter chart:

Line Diam.
8lb
10lb
15lb
20lb
30lb
40lb
50lb
65lb
Inches
0.005
0.006
0.007
0.009
0.011
0.013
0.014
0.016
Note: Where a specific lb test for a product is not available, the closest variant is used

The verdict based on real customer feedback:

Reasons to buy

  • Silky smooth without being waxy, this contributes to its superb castability and manageability
  • Holds its color very well which is a great added bonus
  • Great value for money, it holds its own against braided lines that have a much bigger price tag
  • Solid knot strength
  • Very little noise on the guides when casting/reeling in, a common complaint with braided line in general
  • Soft and supple which is a bonus for many anglers

Reasons not to buy

  • While it holds its color over time, the dye does come off on your fingers while spooling it. Not an uncommon problem for braid
  • Its supple/soft feel is great for some but it has led to many anglers complaining about getting wind knots/loops when fishing in windy conditions

Bottom line

Overall Daiwa J Braid 8X is a serious competitor in the premium braided line category while boasting a relatively inexpensive price tag. It feels incredibly smooth, casts an absolute mile, and holds its color well compared to many of its competitors. It is also quiet through the line guides which is an awesome added bonus.

Some anglers may have an issue with its supple, soft feel due to difficulties with wind knots and loops in windy conditions. Others, who prefer softer line will absolutely love this, especially for lighter, finesse applications.

Overall, if you are looking for a high-quality, all-rounder braided line, Daiwa J Braid 8X is definitely worth a try.

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About the brand

Daiwa played a key role in the development of new materials in fishing gear. Daiwa was the first manufacturer in the world to incorporate graphite to both reel bodies and rotors. They also began using densely packed carbon fibers for fishing rods, which created a whole new outlook on rod development.

Daiwa's innovative personality has changed the whole ideology of fishing gear development, and has led to them becoming arguably the biggest name in all fishing. Daiwa also became extremely big in the bass industry, and have some of the most premier reels and rods in their collection.

Some professionals who work with Daiwa:

  • Brandon Palaniuk
  • Brent Ehrler
  • Cody Meyer
  • Jared Lintner
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