Daiwa’s new 12 Braid is a revolutionary and world-first – never before has there been a 12-carrier braid. 12 Braid is constructed with Ultra Volume Fibre (UVF) and Evo silicone. The UVF ensures the line doesn’t fade and the colour stays rich. The Evo silicone is what gives the line its ultra-silky finish and it reduces wear, heat and water absorption.
The Evo is an extremely smooth, round and silky braid but 12 Braid takes that amazing finish to a whole new level. It’s ridiculously smooth, round and soft and is like no other braid I have ever felt. It’s extremely quiet in all facets of its operation through the guides and the reel. Put simply, it’s probably the best braid that exists, but you’re paying big dollars for it. At around $150 to $250 it’s very expensive but it is the Rolls-Royce of braided lines.
Daiwa has split 12 Braid into two categories. There is Morethan 12 Braid, which comes in Chartreuse colour, and Saltiga 12 Braid, which comes in multicoloured. Morethan comes in sizes of PE 0.6, 0.8, 1 and 1.2. The PE 0.6 is the thinnest of the range and breaks at a staggering 13lb.
So essentially you’re using a line that’s comparable in diameter to most 6lb lines but breaks at 13lb. This kind of size-to-weight ratio offers some pretty amazing fishing possibilities. The ability to cast small lures into tight structure and lock up the drag and muscle a fish out is something that is easily achievable with a line like this. It casts beautifully, is extremely quiet and knots very well.
For any fishing style you’re going to have an extra advantage with 12 Braid. It’s more sensitive, abrasion-resistant, has minimal water retention and has less stretch than any comparable line. If you want to spend some big bucks on a high-end braid that will last a long time and be your best chance of landing that trophy fish, then 12 Braid is well worth it.