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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    never experienced it. but this is a very interesting discussion to follow
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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbutt21 View Post
    I have used spectra braid on most of my chater boat trips with no problems or negative comments from deckhands.on tuna trips every one on board is using it as backing on live bait rods and as main line on trolling rods.even the rental gear on some long range boats use spectra braid.but I have not seen dacron braid used in years
    That is one creepy shark picture!

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    I guess this thread got necro'd Just noticed the date. 15 years ago lol.

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    I have been using braid on party boats the last 5 years and never had anyone say anything. I use 50# braid and usually have 10’ of 20-25# mono just Incase I snag the bottom. The mono will break first. My first season I didn’t use the mono topshot and when I snagged it was a huge PITA to break off. When you spend $50 on a spoil of braid you don’t want to lose it to the rocks

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    Always do this and help partners. It's like breaking yourself

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    if you know what you are doing,then it perfectly acceptible. If you are tangeling everyone then the captn.will probbaly insist that you use one of the boat rods.

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    Good point about the depth restriction El Jefe. I started using sprectra so I could pull lings out of 300+ ft of water. In the shallower water it doesn't have quite the same level of benefit.

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    Thanks all for the feedback!

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    I have seen people use braided line, and it doesn't seem like the crew had an issue with it. Sometimes they even point it out and ask about it, but mainly as a conversation starter and not to discourage it.
    You could try using a top shot of mono just so that you still have the capacity, but are able to break it off if you snag up on the rocks. Since you can only fish less than 120ft maybe a 200ft top shot would be perfect for most days.

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    Re: Braid and Etiquette

    I see some people use braided lines on party boats and no one seems to mind or even notice. It might be a little strong for rock fishing or when you are fishing stripers in the rocks, since those snags will be tough to break off. I mainly use mono and have never had problems with fish breaking off, most of my break offs can be attributed to snaps, swivels, hooks, and snags. I don't like using braid myself because I worry about breaking my poles more than anything else or cutting my hand up. I have seen a few guys get snagged up and ended up cutting off at the pole a few times, where at the end of the day they didn't have much line left in their spools.

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