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Old 05-16-2017, 08:01 PM
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Thank you my friend! I think that might be it. The year would have been like 1992 to 1994 era when I bought my first braided line and have used it since.

Power Pro is my go-to now on my baitcasters. Suffix 832 is growing on me and being used on one of my spinning rods that I like for heavier jigs and plastics. Still use mono on my main jigging rod though.

Thanks again Bill.

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Old 05-17-2017, 05:10 AM
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If you are talking super line the first I remember was Iron Thread. Regular dacron braid has been around forever.(longer than me anyway)
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:27 AM
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If you are talking super line the first I remember was Iron Thread. Regular dacron braid has been around forever.(longer than me anyway)
Was it white?

Not sure why I thought of those early days, but now I'm on a mission to remember what the name of it was. For some reason I thought it pre-dated "Gorilla", but just can't remember. "Iron Thread" also rings a bell somewhere in the back of my head, too.

Dacron braids? I've still got a partial spool. My wife sometimes uses it to tie "stuff" together. I've still got an very old Shakespeare bait-caster with multi colored braided Dacron on it. It was supposed to camouflage the line??
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:40 AM
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Hmm.. I remember the name Iron Thread, don't remember much about it tho. I do remember the first braid I tried, whatever the name was. It was super strong, but horrible to use, in that it would, when wet, and with a little slack, wrap around the tip and Velcro itself to about the last foot of rod. To unwind, it was necessary to physically grab the tip and untangle it, very frustrating. After a day or so of untangling, the new braid went into the garbage, and I went back to mono for a period of time. Perhaps it was Iron Thread, sorry Pooch, I don't have an old spool of that. Dacron has been around for many years, I used it in the 1950's still have some on my old Pflueger Supreme casting reel. It does not have the very small diameter characteristics of the new braids, but it does have limited stretch qualities.

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:40 AM
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Here is a link to a story about early braids and a picture of some. Maybe that will jog your memory pooch. Also saw online some Berkley Gorilla line.

http://www.sportfishingmag.com/fishing-line-101#page-3

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Here is a picture link for Gorilla line

http://www.fishingworld.com/uploads/...1524_large.jpg
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:50 AM
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Iron thread started out green but I am pretty sure it faded quickly. Several early braIds faded that way. Bob
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:03 AM
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The first braid I bought was in the early to mid 1990's and it was white. It was flat as you could see the line twists when sighting down the guides.

I can't remember what it was called? Anyone remember?

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