One thing to beware of though - Fireline has a slightly flattened cross-section so, when new, does have a tendency to float. Once you've used it for a couple of sessions though it roughens up a little and sinks fine.
It also lasts a long, long time - I've had a spool of 6lb Fireline on my reel for about five years now and I've got no reason to change it in the near future.
Thanks for all the replies they have helped loads... now the next query I have is with regards to shock leaders.... do I need one or will a normal mono hooklength do? Sorry to be a pain but I am all new to this braid stuff...
i tend to use a leader,the same length as the rod if using 8lb braid i use a 6lb leader,daiwa sensor is ideal,but a leader is not a neccesaty i use one out of habbit,most modern rods are capable of tacking the punishment of the cast and hitting the clip so i think it's personal preferance.
Sorry to sidetrack the thread alittle but are there any special requirements when using braid other than the shockleader? Does braid damage rod rings and do you need any protective stuff on your hands when using braid?
Not sure why you want braid for only 10lb surely mono would be better. I only use braid if im looking for catfish, i use a length of shrink tube before my hooklength to minimise any potential damage to the fish, it can do a lot of damage when it slices the fish up in a snag.
I suppose it's possible that braid might damage unlined rings (although the one rod I have with unlined rings has never shown any sign of damage) but it certainly won't cause any problems with modern lined ones.
Not sure what you mean about protection of the hands - the only thing I do differently with braid is I'll wrap a towel around my hands if I have to pull for a break.