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Hey guys, I wanna know what type of braid I should use on a President reel, is all braid for top water? If not then what else can braid be used for? I'm very familiar with braid on my baitcasters, but on a spinning reel i'm kinda ( not ) in the know.

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You can use braid for anything. It's completely up to you. A lot of people, myself included, are using braid on spinning gear. You basically eliminate the most common problems that spinning gear has with line memory, line twist, etc.

Personally I use a 20 pound braid. I'll add a leader whenever or wherever I see fit.

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You can use braid for anything. It's completely up to you. A lot of people, myself included, are using braid on spinning gear. You basically eliminate the most common problems that spinning gear has with line memory, line twist, etc.

Personally I use a 20 pound braid. I'll add a leader whenever or wherever I see fit.

So add a leader if i'm using a spinnerbait?

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If you think you need to, then go for it. There are no absolutes in fishing. If I said you have to add one, I can guarantee somebody else will say no you don't. How much do you believe in line visibility? If you're fishing around a lot of rocks and are concerned bout abrasion resistance, than I would. Having a leader also does make it a bit easier to break off the line than straight braid.

If you do add a leader, learn how to tie the Albright and modified Albright ( also called an Alberto ) knots. Practice it until you can do it in your sleep. When you tie it right, it's fantastic. When you tie it wrong, you're going to hate life.

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If you think you need to, then go for it. There are no absolutes in fishing. If I said you have to add one, I can guarantee somebody else will say no you don't. How much do you believe in line visibility? If you're fishing around a lot of rocks and are concerned bout abrasion resistance, than I would. Having a leader also does make it a bit easier to break off the line than straight braid.

If you do add a leader, learn how to tie the Albright and modified Albright ( also called an Alberto ) knots. Practice it until you can do it in your sleep. When you tie it right, it's fantastic. When you tie it wrong, you're go

Thanks man!

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Not a problem. Just go out and experiment a bit. Find out what works best for you. Have fun doing it. That's one of the most important aspects of fishing. Tailor your gear to your own personal style of fishing. What works for me, may or may not work for you.

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I use either 15 or 20 lb powerpro on my spinning setups. The good thing about it is that it floats and is visible on to of the water. This makes strike detection very easy. Also, it casts and handles much better.

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I use 30lb Samurai Braid on a 2500 Stradic as a main line, and a 12lb Tatsu leader for my Carolina rig rod. I don't know if it's common practice to use spinning gear (7' MH fast Falcon Lowrider XGS) for C-rigs, but I prefer it.

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I use 15# Power Pro. I don't know what its breaking strength is, but it seems incredibly strong.

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I only fish braid and only use spinning gear, I always use leaders and swivels for a few reasons. A mono leader is much easier to unravel from my lure hooks and it does happen. Tying your leader is fine if you are not using lures than spin like spoons and flukes, on the fluke make sure your hook is perfectly centered, this will help in avoiding it to turn over. Don't think for that braid does not get line twist , it does and a swivel helps somewhat. I also use the swivel as sort of a handle if I'm picking up larger fish like off a sea wall, don't handle the braid, you can cut yourself.

Most 20# braids breaking point is over 30#, some over 40, I prefer using a strong leader, I use 20# in freshwater and saltwater I use 30 or 40#, I don't want to weaken the line chain by using 10# leader for example. Using a loopknot your lure will have the action it's meant to have. I have no problem with braid floating, a jig or bullet weight takes the line right down.

Figure out what is best for you by your own experimentation.

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Check out the braid's diameter and match it to the line test paramaters on your spinning reels.

Briad works great on spinning reels.

Only problem I have is with the flouro knot getting hung up in the spinning rod's eye but that is my fault.

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I use 20# braid on a spinning reel for soft plastics and have for years. Used to use a fluro leader but no longer do so. Haven't noticed any difference on catch rate without the leader.

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