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    Re: Braided Line Help

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    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
    Yes, you’ve got to have backing. One of my first experiences with braid, my buddy loaded it onto the spool of his spinning reel without backing and the whole spool of line just spun. At first we thought his drag was broken then we figured out what was going on. Gave us a good laugh.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    I'm sticking to mono because I don't want to learn any new knots.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

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    You actually save money by switching to braid, it's a reason big guides like tight line guide services uses braid on all trout great. I made the switch last year and it's been great. Add a 30 foot mono top shot and you're good to go. Plus you get a better set on the fish when long lining
    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
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    Re: Braided Line Help

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    I`m with Robbie on the Mono . It`s been around for ever . Even before FC . save the Money .Fish have not Changed , The tackle has and more fisherman and getting caught thinking Braid and FC will put more in the Boat or on the grill. I have use 6 LBs line for steelhead and trout . of Course I use a Noodle rod for them as well so it allows me to use Lite line for big fish . get 15 LBS Mono for Salmon and your good . Play them carefully and you have fish to eat.remember , Trout Salmon and steelhead have Soft mouths . Bass and Stripers don`t .You can rip the hell out of a hook set with those fish.

    You actually save money by switching to braid, it's a reason big guides like tight line guide services uses braid on all trout great. I made the switch last year and it's been great. Add a 30 foot mono top shot and you're good to go. Plus you get a better set on the fish when long lining

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    I`m with Robbie on the Mono . It`s been around for ever . Even before FC . save the Money .Fish have not Changed , The tackle has and more fisherman and getting caught thinking Braid and FC will put more in the Boat or on the grill. I have use 6 LBs line for steelhead and trout . of Course I use a Noodle rod for them as well so it allows me to use Lite line for big fish . get 15 LBS Mono for Salmon and your good . Play them carefully and you have fish to eat.remember , Trout Salmon and steelhead have Soft mouths . Bass and Stripers don`t .You can rip the hell out of a hook set with those fish.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    I will never use braid for trout or kokanee!!! I want some stretch!!! I have been using mono all my life. Not Broke, don't fix it... I even use it for the Big River Salmon, No issues at all... My 2 pennies!!

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    I've been trolling for trout quite a bit lately and find that my set ups, top trolling with mono out fishes the one with braid 10 to 1. Braid seems to float and not cut thru the water as well as mono. Just my 2 cents. Whalonem

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    Lightbulb Re: Braided Line Help

    Which ever you choose make sure you try to lubricate the line with Ardent line butter or Kevin VanDam's dressing or something like tangle foot. It will help in your casting and keep your line in good shape. I use S-pro swivels to tie the lines on my spinner to the leaders (main line to leader). Braided line tends to fray when it comes in contact with rocks and such, it is easier just to cut off the bad stuff and re-tie as the day wears on. The more you pay for line in braided generally it is better in the long run. Do not shy about the purchase, and I have used all of the lines mentioned so far...…...Jetspray
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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Thanks, guys. This was helpful.

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    Re: Braided Line Help

    Pros and cons with braid, same as anything else. I used Berkley Nanofill on my trout gear for a couple years. I eventually switched back to mono, mostly because I got tired of having to tie on a new leaders all the time. With the lighter weight braids a double uni knot can be a pain to tie because it's so small. The limp nature of braid with stiff floro-carbon doesn't help either.


    With that said, it casts a mile and doesn't kink as bad as mono when it twists. If I were to go back, I'd use 20# braid. For bass and other uses where a clear leader isn't critical, the stuff is great. My 2 cents anyhow. Good luck.

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