- The Daiwa J-Braid Grand x8 Island Blue is Daiwa's new, state-of-the-art braided line made with IZANAS fiber.
- Extremely strong and abrasion resistant, yet soft, supple, and easy-to-spool too.
- 8-carrier construction.
- Bright blue color that offers high visibility while also incorporating sky and water contrast.
- Available in 150 and 300 yard spools in test strengths ranging from 6 pound to 80 pound.
The ultimate new braid in the J-Braid family, Daiwa J-Braid Grand x8 is some of the strongest and most abrasion resistant 8-carrier braided fishing line ever put on the market. Yet, despite its durability, J-Braid Grand x8 is also extremely soft, supple, and easy-to-spool.
How is fishing line with such remarkable characteristics possible? J-Braid Grand x8 is spun with IZANAS, a new, state-of-the-art, high-modulus fiber that is leaps and bounds stronger than any other fiber material on the market. Now, you may be asking yourself: "Hey, doesn't every fishing line claim to be the strongest, most supple line out there? How is this stuff any different?" And you wouldn't be wrong for wondering. Many a fishing line company has made such a claim with little, if any, evidence to support it. But the fine folks at Daiwa don't play like that: when they make a claim, they stick by it and back it up. And that's why in the graph below you can see that, when compared with other fiber materials on the market, nothing exhibits a strength index quite like IZANAS.
Source: Toyobo Industrial Materials, 2018
It's roughly four times stronger than polyester nylon (what most monofilament is made of), twice as strong as fluorocarbon, and is even stronger than aramid, a class of military- and aerospace-grade fibers that includes Kevlar (aka the stuff bulletproof vests are made of), among others.
Island Blue J-Braid Grand x8 is a bright blue color that offers high visibility while also incorporating sky and water contrast. Available in 150 and 300 yard spools in test strengths ranging from 6 pound to 80 pound. See table below for full details on test strength and line diameter.
|Pound Test||Kilogram Test||Diameter||Equivalent Diameter Mono|
|6||3||0.003||0.1||1.5 lb. Test|
|8||3.8||0.005||0.13||2 lb. Test|
|10||4.8||0.006||0.15||2.5 lb. Test|
|15||7||0.007||0.19||4 lb. Test|
|20||9.5||0.009||0.23||6 lb. Test|
|30||14||0.011||0.28||8 lb. Test|
|40||19||0.013||0.32||10 lb. Test|
|50||23||0.014||0.36||12 lb. Test|
|65||30||0.016||0.41||16 lb. Test|
|80||38||0.017||0.43||20 lb. Test|
|100||48||0.02||0.5||25 lb. Test|
|120||57||0.022||0.55||30 lb. Test|