Assist Cords - Spectra vs Dacron

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Castmaster, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Castmaster

    Castmaster Senior Member

    I picked up a 100 yard spool of 200lb Marlin Braid dacron at a fraction of the cost of spectra/kevlar assist cords available in the market. I found dacron much easier to work with and splicing it is a breeze. The only advantage of spectra/kevlar that I know of over dacron is the smaller diameter. But for assist cords, the diameter does not matter much. Has anyone here used dacron for assist cords? Appreciate some feedback. Thanks!
  2. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

    The spectra will offer more abrasion resistance over the dacron and the kevlar will offer the most out of all 3. You can get some hollow spectra very cheap. There's a guy on here that sells it.