Daiwa Samurai Braided Line - $27.99 to $279.99
The Daiwa Samurai Braid is unlike any other braided line on the market. Sure it's strong and sensitive, but it's also noticeably thinner, softer, smoother and more flexible than ordinary braids. The combined strength and sensitivity of this unique eight-strand weave braid, provides super thin diameter, smoothness, softness and flexibility.
The unique qualities of Samurai Braid work together to ensure greater castability, less line noise on the retrieve, and a faster sink rate due to reduced current resistance. In addition to enabling long, trouble-free casts and allowing you to get your bait or lure in the strike-zone quickly, Samurai Braid has virtually zero stretch. That means you'll be able to sense the most subtle hits or pick-ups and set the hook with authority even at greater depths. Available in 150-yard, 300-yard and 1500-yard spools.
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Comments: I really like this line, but I have lost confidence in it. When I first started using it, I appreciated the smooth surface, and it seemed strong enough. It held up well, without too much fraying, and kept most of its color. Granted, the coating does come off, and it will leave your reel green (only really apparent on my Conquest 50). This happens with all coated braids, though. Also, once it wears off, it will be just as limp as any other braid. The issue I have is with shock strength. I lost my first lure using 30lb. Samurai, casting small jig. I had to stop the spool suddenly, causing the lure to jerk the line. Despite casting only a small jig, the line broke. This was with a completely in-tact section of line, that had been spooled up just a few trips earlier. It hadn't seen anything but open water - no snags, and no rocks. It just broke. With the same line, I had a break on a hard hookset. This time, the break occurred at the same point that a wind-knot had occurred previously, so it was somewhat understandable, although this has never happened with other braid. The last straw came the other day, when tying up a knot on freshly-spooled line. While pulling the line tight, the line broke, at the knot, on a simple palomar. I have never had these problems with other superlines - even cheap old FireLine. While it is possible that I got some bad spools, the fact that so many others seem to have gotten bad spools suggests that there are serious issues with consistency. Some people love this line - it can be great. I won't be taking that chance, though.
From: Ron: Ohio
Comments: Why is the lowest pound test is almost $15 more than the highest pound test? Makes no sense, but this braid is supposed to be good stuff, I've met a lot of fisherman not sponsored by daiwa that'll sneak around and still use this braid for punchin' and frogs because of their confidence in it.
From: Blake: Guntersville, Al
Comments: Best Braid in the world!!, nothing else can match this stuff, has stood upto everything in Australia ive thrown it at and next to no wind knots ever, #1 Briad
From: Craig: Australia
Comments: This line is the best braid ever it doesn't fray and come apart like most braids out there it casts a mile and does not make any noise while retrieving.
From: Charles, Frankston, TX
Comments: glad all you guys dont like this stuff, because it your money im taking with all your lost and broke off fish using the cheaper stuff. if you break this stuff you need to keep fishing with mono,
From: Johnny: Bham, AL
Comments: One of the very best braids on the market not sure how you are breaking 70 but i have not had a single break off.
From: Louis: Green Bay, WI
Comments: Used 80 pound braid for trolling for strippers in the Bay. Line parted causing a lost fish. inspected the line and it was frayed as if it just came apart. This is useless junk. Will go back to Power Pro any day.
From: JP: Woodbridge, VA
Comments: UPDATE: Just took some of this off a reel that was spooled on in Feb. It's now Dec. I only took it off b/c after lots of break offs and line cutting, I am getting close to having none on my reel. Most of the time I was pitching with it. Again, if you are breaking this stuff (mine was 70) then WTF?
From: meatwad: swinging liquid swords
Comments: I must have gotten a defective spool because this braid has broken on me twice after, two outings both failures happend above the knot one about 10' and one 3".and both happend on differnt rods so it wasnt a crack in the guide needles to say i'm perplexed????
From: Marlon: FL
Comments: Great stuff! I use 70 lb for frogs and pitching...you know, MAN fishing. It's softer than other braids and will last you all year. And it should b/c I had to start selling crack to afford it. Take care of it. Anyone that has problems with this line ain't takin care of it, tying crap knots, or are just lame.
From: meatwad: Compton
Comments: I use the 15 pound with my spinning reel... love it. 55lb on my flipping and jig reels... love it. 70lb on my swimbait reel... love it! no braid holds color so don't buy a dark color thinking it's gonna stay that way, but it does seem to keep some green. I have yet to break any of the braid so far. Smooth on the guides, easy to cast all sizes, great knot strength. A little pricey but worth it considering how long braid lasts.
Comments: This braid is no good. Used the 55 for sinkos, buzzbaits, frogs. I found the knots would not stay tight with this braid and would pull thru the hook eye of my worm hooks. I had a 4lb fish snap me off. You will be disapointed, Spiderwire is the way to go!!!!
From: Greg: Stockton, CA
Comments: Samurai Braid is not thinner than other braid on the market. Daiwa marketed the braid for the actual breaking strength of the line, while other manufacturers mark their braid well below the actual breaking strength. 40# Samurai breaks right around 40# while 40# PowerPro, Sufix, etc break at strengths over 65 pounds. I'll give the Samurai Braid props though, the line feels really nice and flows through the guides very well. With that said, I'll stick to the cheaper alternatives that provide me with a potentially higher breaking strain at a much lower cost.
From: Mike: FL
Comments: Best braid i have ever used..i use it for tournaments and it has never turned me down. i use it on all my spinning rods except one
From: Art: CA
Comments: Great braid. Very easy to cast on a baitcasting reel. Its super smooth and super tough. In my opinion its better than PowerPro. Remember, you always get what you pay for.
From: Daniel: NC
Comments: I have been using Daiwa Samurai (55lb and up) for the last two years and it is hands down the best braid I have used. The line is smooth, quiet, and super strong. I have not yet been able to break the 70lb. I have freed snagged lures from trees many times and even snapped a gamakatsu 5/0 Ewg Superline hook in half. The line is a little on the expensive side, but it has paid for itself many times over by freeing would-be lost lures. I made the switch from PowerPro two years ago and have not looked back.
From: Ed: Stockton, CA
Comments: I got the 15 and on a spinning reel, it was constantly kinking and knotting. Threw it away
From: John: Chicago, IL
Comments: I was very disappointed in this line. I love the fluoro and thought this would be the same high quality....it was not! I had the 15lb on a spinning reel with 16lb fluoro leader. It was so bad I sent it back and got some power pro which has no issues.
From: Alan: Mansfield, TX
Comments: This is the best braid I've ever used. Extremely strong, doesn't wear. You could pull a Chevy pickup out of the lake and it wouldn't break.
From: John Paul: Corsicana, TX
Comments: I had a friend recommend this line to me and so far I'm impressed. I used the 70lb flipping and the 55lb on a frog/toad and find it very smooth casting, seems to be strong (pulled several 5+ fish out of hydrilla with the 55lb), doesn't seem to shed or turn your rod, reels, and hands green, and holds its color well. I haven't used it flipping enough to really comment on a short line hook set as far as knot strength and shock on the hook set. But so far I think Ill be switching braids.
From: Tony: Waco, TX
Comments: I have fished many many brands of braid and I find Samurai to be the best I have used. I fish spinnerbaits most and the diameter and cast-ability of this line is very good.
From: Grandpa Fish: Carey, ID
Comments: I bought this line because it was an eight-braid weave and smaller diameter. Flipping grass, I broke it above the knot on the first fish. I'll be moving on to another brand.
From: David: Beaumont, TX
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