I am pretty particular about my braid. I started using braid in the early 90's. I have learned many tricks since then and braids have evolved. Having worked at a major tackle shop in my area for several years, I loaded miles of braid fir countless applications. I wanted to give Cortland's version a shot. I first tried on my own. I was very impressed. Then began loading it on client reels. So far, very good. Holds up, casts smooth, stacks nicely and doesn't fade too quick.