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arfasprout
01-21-2016, 06:57 PM
Just wondering what people use/prefer.

Mono is cheaper, has some stretch , less prone to knots

Where as braid is thinner ( less lead reqd ) , better bite detection , more expensive.

I have and use both for surfcasting and other bait fishing but wondering what to start with when i get to Cali on my dino hunt?

Also assume its around about 50lb braid , 30lb mono from what i have read that many people use.

Cheers jim

Yearroundfisherman
01-22-2016, 06:44 AM
I'd say 80 pound braid from the bank for line capacity. You can fit more of that on a reel than 30 mono. Then use an 80 pound mono leader and u got the best of both worlds


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newhope
01-23-2016, 05:27 PM
I'd say 80 pound braid from the bank for line capacity. You can fit more of that on a reel than 30 mono. Then use an 80 pound mono leader and u got the best of both worlds


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That's how we do it up in Fresno when we head up to Knights Landing up towards Colusa. :D

sPooOOk
01-23-2016, 07:16 PM
80 pound it is.

arfasprout
01-24-2016, 01:25 PM
Braid it is then,

Why use 80lb over 50lb, is it a trade off with sinker weight/line diammeter and the size of fish?

Jim

ecarleton
01-25-2016, 01:39 PM
+1 80 pound braid.

sPooOOk
01-25-2016, 02:10 PM
Because 50lb breaks to easy under to much pressure from the bank when you try to horse the fish from snag or if the fish's rub on your line when it gets wrapped up. That's why 80 is better for added security and frees your sinker from snag sometimes.

Jimmy_M
01-25-2016, 03:39 PM
I'd say 80 pound braid from the bank for line capacity. You can fit more of that on a reel than 30 mono. Then use an 80 pound mono leader and u got the best of both worlds


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+1

65# if you are worried about capacity, otherwise 80#