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Braid Line & How To Sink It Question ?


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#1 Robertqq

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Posted April 11 2013 - 06:40 PM

Hello,

 

Will be trying Braid, PowerPro for the first time this season.

A bit of a beginner.  Have never used Braid before.

 

UltraLight Spinning setup.  Small Pond/Lake fishing; Crappies and Smallmouth, mainly.

 

a.  do you folks use a mono leader, or tie the lure directly when using Braid ?

 

b.  I like and use almost exclusively small MEPPS spinners, and at times plastic worms.

 

Since this Braid floats, what's a good way of getting the MEPPS or worm down a few feet ?

 

      A mono leader of about a foot ?

 

      A small split shot a foot or so from the lure ?

 

      Texas rig all the time ?

 

      Or,...?

 

c. Should Braid perhaps just be used for true topwater fishing, and just have another spare spool of mono

for most everything else ?

 

Any hints would be most appreciated.

 

Thanks.



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Posted April 11 2013 - 06:44 PM

Tie a fluro carbon to your braid if all possible .Braid is fine ,just use fluro as a leader



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Posted April 11 2013 - 06:45 PM

i would use the braid, then tie on a fluoro leader, since fluorocarbon sinks, that will help you mepps sink some. and i would also use a small 1/16 clamp on sinker about 2 feet in front of the mepps


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Posted April 11 2013 - 06:47 PM

use sufix 832.it sinks.its the only braid that ddoes other than leadcore braids.


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Posted April 11 2013 - 10:23 PM

X2 on Sufix. Great line and sinks (not as fast as fluoro, but MUCH faster than other braids). Reasonably priced and lasts forever.



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Posted April 12 2013 - 01:15 AM

Only thing I would do when using braid and an inline spinner is to use a ball bearing swivel or better yet a ball chain swivel to reduce line twist, not that it will be totally eliminated.  If I were overly concerned about depth I'd put a small split shot on.


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Posted April 12 2013 - 06:08 AM

From OP:

 

For Motodmast, et al,

 

Much thanks for all the suggestions.

 

A real beginner, but I guess asking questions like this is the best way to learn:

 

If I tie on a small split shot a foot, or even more, from the MEPPS to help sink it, how does the split shot get thru the rod guides ?

 

I imagine that when I cast, I would have no more than about 6 inches or so of line out from the tip at the beginning of the cast.

 

      (And, if I attach some Fluorocarbon on as a leader, as suggested, what's the correct knot to use to get thru some pretty small

      rod guides ?)

 

Regards,

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Posted April 12 2013 - 06:43 AM

I always use a leader when fishing with braid. Try the Albright or Uni knot to join leader to braid. That is what I use.



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Posted April 12 2013 - 06:52 AM

If I tie on a small split shot a foot, or even more, from the MEPPS to help sink it, how does the split shot get thru the rod guides ?

 

 

I suggest placing the split shot directly in front of the swivel that Snooky suggests.

 

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