I purchased this produce back in June and I bought the 20lb braid. While spooling it onto the reel and it seemed a bit different. It almost seemed like there was no coating on the braid. I figured I would go ahead and finish and give it a try. I read the reviews about this breaking under minimal pressure, but I have not had that issue. The braid seems quite strong.
I did notice when casting it was not very smooth coming off the reel and it was not casting very far, and it was quite noisy when casting. I caught some small fish with no issues and the more I would cast with it the smoother it seemed to cast, I’m not sure why but it did get smoother and casts were farther. It does continue to be a bit noisy when casting though.
I finally did hook into a decent size fish and I was able to reel it in without any issues. I have not broken the braid and still have the first swivel tied on that I put on when I spooled it up.
It seems as though for the price, it is working well. I will consider purchasing more after I have used this for a while, I haven’t decided if the noise it makes when casting has deterred me from purchasing more. I guess time will tell.