All About Braid
Posted April 04 2012 - 11:19 PM
I had a few questions regarding braid usage vs fluorocarbon. I absolutely love the sensitivity I get from braid, and currently use it on all my reels. However, sometimes I feel like I shouldn't, because of the fact that it floats. So, I was wondering, when shouldn't I use braid, and switch to fluoro instead? Is there a "normal" lb braid that is typical for certain techniques. Ive been using 12lb equivalent, simply because I was afraid anything lower would be hard to throw since it was my first time trying braid. I don't flip or pitch, because I'm usually fishing from shore, or a boat I can't stand up and move on.
Any advice you guys give I will appreciate
Posted April 04 2012 - 11:43 PM
Posted April 05 2012 - 02:39 AM
Posted April 05 2012 - 07:14 AM
Posted April 05 2012 - 11:51 AM
I fish bass areas from shore just like you, for me it's only spinning gear and braided line. Most of the time I'm fishing fairly shallow water so I'm not concerned if my line sinks or floats. The canals and ponds I fish have no real depth to them, when I do need to be on the bottom a bullet weight works fine. I really don't feel I miss bites even if my line is bowed. One my most productive methods is swimming or jigging a culprit worm on a 1/8 oz round jig head.
That was one thing I've been thinking about lately. Lets say I'm fishing a texas rigged worm on braid. Most of the braid floats, so when I move the worm, does its action differ from the action I would get with a sinking line? I think about this when fishing often and it throws me off a bit.
Posted April 05 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted April 05 2012 - 01:06 PM
Agreed! My wife knows nothing about fishing, but 7 out of 10 times she will out fish me.
Don't over think it, just fish !
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