I am an avid fisherman in South Florida. After years of friends telling me the virtues of braided I decided to finally try it. I picked up Spiderwire EZ braid in 15 and 30lb for my baitcasters. I must say I am very disappointed. Both have broken at hook set and even while casting. I have tried Palomar and Improved Clinch thinking it was me. It doesnt matter which knot I tie they both have been below acceptable in performance. I have lost top water lures, shallow water cranks and swim baits. not counting the expensive Gamakatsu hooks.