Berkley’s new x5 and x9 braided lines add another strand to the popular four- and eight-strand designs while keeping the same diameter of those traditional braids. Boasting greater abrasion resistance and strength, x5 was designed to fish structure; x9 delivers strength with extra casting distance. The new braids come in low-viz green and crystal colors. Priced at $13.99 (165 yards), $26.99 (330 yards) and $179.99 (2,188 yards), x5 spools are available in pound-tests from 8 to 80. The x9 costs $17.99, $32.99 and $199.99 in pound-tests from 8 to 100.