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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfitalia View Post
    Using a FC is pointless in my opinion especially when trolling fast.
    Thanks for the opinion. I started using FC leaders early in 2019. I certainly don't have any scientific evidence and only speak for myself, but I think my overall success rate improved. I'll keep using them.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    I use both but for different types of fishing.

    For most of my trout fishing I use co polymer in Izorline Platnium anywhere from 4lb test up to 8lb test with Seaguar FC leaders. Co polymers are a hybrid type of mono.

    Mono works great for trout and is trouble free for most part. Lots of good ones including the co polymer type.

    I do like 10lb Fire line braid for spinning reels used for casting lures 1/4oz up and float fishing rivers. Nice zing going thru the guides when casting. Any braids less than 10lbs seem to wind knot too easily and ends up in frustration.

    With both types of lines one must stay vigilant and be alert for any nicks or weak spots. Use good proven knots and inspect often.



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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Panther, good luck in your experimentation. Lots of advice given already, you just have to figure out what works for you.

    My advice, use no less than 6lb diameter/20lb braid on a spinning reel. Reason, you will get line twist, even when using a swivel and a high dollar spinning reel. Using a thicker diameter braided line will lessen the line twist effect and wind knots when casting continuously vs using 6 or 10lb braid.

    When tying a leader on, I like the back to back uni knot. Mono and fluoro will both work as a leader. Which is better is a eternal debate on fishing forums.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Ldubs View Post
    Yeah, I know how. Was said tongue in cheek. Tough crowd today!

    Anyway, I don't use braid but I do use a FC leader on my mono.

    Using a FC is pointless in my opinion especially when trolling fast.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Wrapping the bare spool with a couple layers of electrical tape will fix the line slipping issue as well.

    As is pretty clear from the diversity of responses, a lot of it comes down to personal preference. I commend you for trying something new. No substitute for first hand experience.


    Let us know how you like it.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfitalia View Post
    You dont know how to tie a palomar knot?
    Yeah, I know how. Was said tongue in cheek. Tough crowd today!

    Anyway, I don't use braid but I do use a FC leader on my mono.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Yes, without backing the braid will slip on the reel. However you can do this instead of using backing. Tie the braid onto the reel like you normally would. Then place a length of electrical tape, long enough to go around the reel twice, over the knot and wind it tightly onto the reel in the same direction as the line winds onto the reel. The electrical tape covers the knot and line as you wind it on. No slip.

    Catch ya later ... hooks

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfitalia View Post
    Depends on the reel. Most new reels are now made so backing isnt needed. If you had to use it, all that was need was 20 yards or so of mono.
    Some fly lines seem to work better, I use those for the most part.....Jetspray
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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Ldubs View Post
    I'm sticking to mono because I don't want to learn any new knots.
    You dont know how to tie a palomar knot?

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    Yes and you can load more line on your reel because of the reduced diameter. One real drawback is to have a good line backing on the reel to hold the braided, when I first started using it, back in the day, I made the mistake of not doing that and the line could easily spool off in a shot......Jetspray
    Depends on the reel. Most new reels are now made so backing isnt needed. If you had to use it, all that was need was 20 yards or so of mono.

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