Resurrecting an old post here. I like to fish outside in fairly cold temps for lakers. Is there a braid that doesn’t soak up water? The garbage I use now expands in size when it’s frozen so when it dries out it is loose on the spool. not to mention the huge pia when it’s frozen solid and i’m trying to fish.
Some offer better resistance to the frozen expansion on the spool than others. And again equipment also plays a very important role in also reducing the frozen expansion of braided lines on the spool.
At the top of my pick would be Fireline. It’s fused so it prevents water from getting in between the weaves.
Brand new line, YGK G-Soul Upgrade fresh from the spool could fool me that it was mono. The surface finish on it is so smooth it almost feels like mono by touch too. Except one knows it’s not because of the lightweight feel of braid fibers.
Even Sufix 131 G-Core is very good too. Fresh line is very water resistant and better than 832 Advance.
In the end, cold temps and water will still freeze on all these lines.