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KastKing Braid is durable and will hold up to most fish you are fishing for. However, I have always had issues with it sticking into itself causing backlashes mid cast when attempting to cast metal jigs and surface poppers to tuna. KastKing braid is ok for letting your line down off of piers and boats where a cast of greater than 30 feet isn’t required.
I’d have to say Power Pro Braid is a superior product and allows me to cast light lures such as 1/16 ounce plastic worms for bass, to 200 gram flat fall lures and poppers to tuna without the unexplainable backlashes I invariably experience with KastKing Braid.
This was my first experience with braided fishing line at my brother's recommendation and a couple others, and I am not impressed. I put it on one of my baitcast reels and the green color bled all over my hands. I got severe backlash on more than one occasion and had hell getting it untangled. The line seemed slow in the water. A few other reasons too but I'm not a fan. I'll stay with mono & flouro.
On the plus side this line won't break. It is very strong.
To my eye, this braided line has a spiral construction. I don't like it, I think it will twost3 and create wind knots. I am returning it!
To be fair, I have Kastking line on a Shimano levelwind reel, and it works well. There are several types of this line, and I'm not sure which is which, or which is better. I'm going to stick with Power Pro for now... though I do get someone knots, especially right after spooling new line.
I have used ohero, suffix, power pro, daiwa and many other types of braid but i can tell you the kastking product holds its own against any of the other brands. the color on the line doesn't fade and the abrasion strength is great. if you are looking for a smooth inshore long casting line use the super 8 kastking for everyday workhorse the normal braid will work.
I loaded up a sharky III baitfeeder 6000 with this in 40lb braid. I don't know if it was the braid ,or a properly set drag that landed a 50 pound ray. Caught allot of fish from Whiting to Spanish Mackerel since loading the reel; had no line breakages, but we did have a steel leader bit through though. Needless to say, I'm impressed with both of Kastking products.
For plugging is ok for the most part 40lbs braid line. When comes to 120lbs or 100lbs it breaks between 40lbs to 54, and 55 to74lbs (120lbs). I used 3 different scales and all pointed same. I thought I might have bad batch of line. But after buying 4 spools all of them failed. I spoke with company and mailed them few feet of their line as they asked. But never heard back from them.
This line is perfect for my needs. The diameter is comparable to Powerpro and it is just as smooth for a fraction of the price. I have not used it yet but I am looking forward to in the next 2 weeks. I can provide a better review then.
this stuff sucks, i read review after review of how its the best braid, so 40 lbs right, wrong, i would not put this on a crappie rig. did a strength test with it and it was outperformed by 10 lbs monofilament. its just not good. not sure who they bribed to get good online reviews but don't use this