Daiwa J-Braid Grand x8 Island Blue Braided Line

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  • 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.

    Product Specifications

      Pound Test Kilogram Test Diameter Equivalent Diameter Mono
      Inches Millimeters
      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
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       WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 11 reviews
      Great Braided Line

      Tried it out because of the sale price discounttackle has and it's a great line. It's as smooth if not smoother than Powerpro SuperSlick series. Haven't had much time with it on the water just yet but so far the line doesn't bleed, and it casts very well. Highly recommend this line

      Awesome line

      I recently changed from power pro to this line and I love it. The blue color wears out a bit but the line is silky smooth and i can cast further than with any other line of the same size. I have not notice any knot slip or had any issues with the line breaking yet.

      Limp and Quiet 30#

      Have 2 Penn Slammer 3500s, one with this and the other with Suffix 832 Coral Camo. The J Grand is softer and quieter through the guides. The knot strength seems comparable. I can't comment on abrasion resistance and I don't generally drag either through structure and use Seaguar Blue FC for my leaders.


      Very nice braid. It is smooth and casts very well. I like the island blue color.


      Use it for the surf & it casts great.Price was right & delivered very fast.

      # Part Numbers

      Product VariantManufacturer Part #UPC
      6 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U6-150IB043178577417
      6 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U6-300IB043178577868
      8 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U8-150IB043178577424
      8 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U8-300IB043178577875
      10 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U10-150IB043178577431
      10 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U10-300IB043178577882
      15 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U15-150IB043178577448
      15 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U15-300IB043178577899
      20 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U20-150IB043178577455
      20 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U20-300IB043178577905
      30 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U30-150IB043178577462
      30 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U30-300IB043178577912
      40 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U40-150IB043178577479
      40 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U40-300IB043178577929
      50 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U50-150IB043178577486
      50 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U50-300IB043178577936
      65 pound / 150 yardsJBGD8U65-150IB043178577493
      65 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U65-300IB043178577943
      80 pound / 300 yardsJBGD8U80-300IB043178577950