View Full Version : Which line for shad?

05-12-2016, 08:02 PM
I've always used 2-4lb mono for fishing shad on the American. Curious if anyone uses braid or fluorocarbon ? If so why?
Not talking on the Sac where 1/2 to 3/4 oz weight is needed. I can't stand using egg sinkers for shad. I'm talking drifting 1/32 oz jigheads w grubs and no extra weight. Silver bullets are a blast on ultralight gear!!

05-12-2016, 09:03 PM
Some bobber dudes use braid to go to their bobber then a mono leader.

Don't stand too close to them with mono, their braid will cut it when they cast......
Floro? Never heard of her....

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05-12-2016, 09:28 PM
Braid is good to detect soft bites. But when it's on it don't matter what u use. Shad aren't picky!

05-13-2016, 02:33 AM
I use 20lbs braid and 15lbs leader when fishing from the bank on the Sac River. On a bobber set-up, I use 20lbs braid with 6lbs leader or straight 6lbs test when drifting on a split shot. Tuf-Line and P-Line CX Premium.

05-17-2016, 03:16 PM
On the American, I use 4 lb test with as small a split as I can get away with to get the 1/32 oz. jig down, depending on the depth and flow. I started very small (split shot) last night without a bite, went a little bigger, and started slamming them. You just have to find the zone and get that jig travelling through it.