The Spiderwire® EZ Braid 20 lb. - 300 yards Braided Fishing Line is thin, strong and sensitive and is super smooth for long casts.
Features and Benefits
Super smooth for long casts
Thin, strong and sensitive design
20 lb. test strength
What's in the Box
Spiderwire® EZ Braid 20 lb. - 300 yards Braided Fishing Line
Rated 4 out of
Great line for such negative reviewsI've been using 15lb EZ braid exclusively over the last 5 years for bass tournaments and inshore fishing primarily casting plastics. It's an excellent braid, if you understand what your dealing with.
EZ Braid fibers are weaved in a long pattern vs the tight weave used in other braided lines.
This gives it and extremely smooth feel and extra long casts. The long weave also allows the line to be twisted over and over again. I have never seen a line take so many twists, to the point where it's twisted so tight you can hear the twists running through the eyes. Wind knots happen but nothing like mono/flouro/tightly woven braid.
Over time the weave loosens and the fibers begin to separate from each other giving it a thicker appearance. The color will lighten. This does not mean the line is dead, lets just say it's more relaxed.
Durability seems a bit short. Fishing artificials 2-3 times a week a typical spool lasts about 3 months.
Some things that have helped me:
- Always use a leader 1-2ft of flouro makes all the difference.
- Know your knots. This stuff is slippery. UNI-UNI and palomar work well.
- Remove the working end 10ft or so when it becomes to fuzzy.
- Back the spool with mono, keeps the line from digging into the spool.
- Spool very tight, especially the backing.
- 15lb test is the best strength for this line. Smaller has almost no abrasion resistance, bigger tends to become fuzzy and thick.
On a Scale of 1-5
Twist with out wind knotting: 5
Knot Strength: 4
Abrasion Resistance: 2.5
Body: 2 (very limp/good)
Long term durability: 2
EZ Braid is different than all the other braids out there, it's cheaper and readily available. It also receives some of the worst reviews which makes winning local tournaments with the "most hated" braid out there even more fun.
Learn your line, understand it's strengths, exploit those strengths, catch big fish.
Who do I need to talk to about buying in bulk spools? 300yds aint enough.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of
Great LineThis line is easy to cast and is very very strong and I can feel things now I never felt before. Thanks SPIDER WIRE
Snow Camp, NC
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of
Great North Angler from
Really, really tough line.Purchased this braid in the 20lb, so far very pleased. It is just unbelievably strong and abrasion resistant for how thin it is. Only thing that cuts it is a sharp knife, just like a braid should be. Line feel is awesome if you're tying directly to the lure as well. I haven't experienced any of the issues others have mentioned... I just use a basic palomar knot (wetted) and then tighten as hard as I can get it. The line is slippery, so that's the only reason I can see for people loosing lures but it's also part of why it so casts well. You just have to check your knots well before letting them hit the water. Haven't had any issues with color fastness either, even after several months use, and no issues with line cutting in since it lays flat on the spool. Lately I've been using it with a long mono or fluro leader from 13lbs-30lbs joined with a basic albright knot looped 15-20 times. What else is there to say? You can rip it through weeds and brush with confidence, there's no worry about line break off when reeling in harder fighting fish like pike, AND it spools and acts like 6lb mono. It's a great deal for what you get compared to lines costing upwards of 25-30%+ more.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 3 out of
James Arlie from
never used braid but good intro to that..you get what you pay for in two things....fishing line and tires...dont be cheap...but if you are gonna be cheap this was a decient choice...pulled through the weeds good and never lost a lure on it....gotta reef on the knots on them braided lines boys...
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 2 out of
Trouble with knotsHaving trouble with knots snapping tried a few different but will keep trying [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of
Alex M from
Easy to cast smooth and strong.I am writing this review because there is a lot of confusion about braided line. I have EZ braid 200 mm 20 pounds test on Shimano surf spinning reel. The line is better then PowerPRO super slick 8. Ez Braid is more stiff less flexible this prevents the line to get tangle up by the wind or when you let slack for a lure. Also the line doesn't get soft from the water it remains the same as when it is dry. The line dose not dig in when you retrieve under tention. It is a good product on a good price.
In general braided line is not really abrasion resistant it simply to tine. I use 14 or 25 pound mono line for a leader and for my weight i use steel wire . I also use swivel on the hook and on the weight just in case.
I hope this helps.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 1 out of
Worst braid I have eve usedI have never been so disappointed. I bought a roll of 15# at Walmart while on vacation cause I needed it in a pinch. Well line would snap every time on long hard cast and i have now lost 3 times the cost of braid in lures and twice great looking bass snapped off. I was do frustrated the first time i pulled all the line off and restoring it short only to continued wig sane issues. I really wish they had some kind of warranty cause I am put no only braid but lures as well.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 1 out of
TIMOTHY J from
DO NOT GET THISI GOT THIS A WEEK AGO AN HAVE LOST THREE LURES FROM IT BREAKING IN MID CAST WILL NOT BUY THIS AGAIN