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80 Lb. Braid Is It Over Kill????

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I work part time at a Gander store and one of the managers told me to pick out any of the older lines that they were going to throw out. So I did take a bunch of XT & XL.But he had a big spool of Power Pro 80lb. braid that I did take.I fish 65 lb. braid on my frog rod,C-rig,A-rig.So would the 80lb. be over kill or not??

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I dont go higher than 50 but alot of locals use 80 for punching and Alabama rigs.

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Use it for a musky setup

 

I don't fish for them fish with all them teeth!

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Long needle nose pliers :D or even a lip gripper/scale

 

I took out two guys on a guide trip last summer we had a 49 in.er. It hit a black spinnerbait. TOO many teeth for me,just give me my LM & SM and I am happy!

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I took out two guys on a guide trip last summer we had a 49 in.er. It hit a black spinnerbait. TOO many teeth for me,just give me my LM & SM and I am happy!

Bummer, I chase em all fall and couldn't get anything over 36" last year, just a baby. Only thing better than Walleye and Pike! Black Brown Yellow and Red Bucktail is my favorite!

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I took out two guys on a guide trip last summer we had a 49 in.er. It hit a black spinnerbait. TOO many teeth for me,just give me my LM & SM and I am happy!

I'm happy enough to have the line get tugged

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Not at all. Punching and frogging, or just bobber fishing for some panfish....it'll work!!

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80# braid wow, and I thought 30# was overkill.  

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80# braid wow, and I thought 30# was overkill.  

 

30 lb. is not over kill for me. I fish 30lb.,50lb.,65lb.,on swim jigs,frogs,C-rigs.I was thinking of fishing the 80lb. braid on a frog rod or a C-rig or evan the A-rig?

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I use 80 lb pp on my four musky combos. Great stuff. If you end up not using it, let me know, ill take it off of your hands.

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Not at all. Punching and frogging, or just bobber fishing for some panfish....it'll work!!

Bobber fishing for panfish? Hahahahahaha, talk about an unfair fight! Lol

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Bobber fishing for panfish? Hahahahahaha, talk about an unfair fight! Lol

 

LOL, All you will get back is lips!

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30 lb. is not over kill for me. I fish 30lb.,50lb.,65lb.,on swim jigs,frogs,C-rigs.I was thinking of fishing the 80lb. braid on a frog rod or a C-rig or evan the A-rig?

I think the average 80# braided line is going to break upwards of a 100#+, that may not be overkill for yellowfin tuna, but for a bass, hmmmmmmmm.  

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If it is free, go for it. Is it overkill for bass, yeah.

 

I think the average 80# braided line is going to break upwards of a 100#+, that may not be overkill for yellowfin tuna, but for a bass, hmmmmmmmm.  

 

 

I agree with SirSnookalot, 30# braid is really a lot for bass, and I think of 80# braid as more big water fish line. Musky, saltwater species.

 

Guess the way I look at it, unless you fish in slop so thick that you'd be pulling 30 pounds of crud up along with your 10 pound bass, 40# braid might be all that's needed. I have some 40 spooled on a baitcaster because I've got it and I'm gonna use it.

 

But unless I am going for bigger saltwater fish, I likely won't buy anything over 30# in the future. I mean 10# PowerPro does me fine for the majority of my fishing. I'll put a 15# leader on if I'm in thick cover, trees, etc...

 

This is just how I see it. Not saying you need to look at it my way.

 

Hey Snook, how heavy is the fish in your avatar? I know they fight. What # test did you catch it on. Curious.

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Don't look at super raids for the pound test strength, look at the line by it's diameter. There isn't a fresh water black bass; LMB that can break 25 pound test mono by pull force on it's own.

80 lb braid is useful to handle while flipping, it doesn't tend to cut your fingers as easily as 65 lb braid.

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Don't look at super raids for the pound test strength, look at the line by it's diameter. There isn't a fresh water black bass; LMB that can break 25 pound test mono by pull force on it's own.

80 lb braid is useful to handle while flipping, it doesn't tend to cut your fingers as easily as 65 lb braid.

Tom

 

The 80lb. braid is like 20lb. mono! I know of many up here that fish 20 mono for froggin.

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Thinner diameter braid = less visible, casts farther, drives hard baits deeper, cuts weeds easier.

 

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Bobber fishing for panfish? Hahahahahaha, talk about an unfair fight! Lol

That bream would come up off the bottom like a tomahawk missile with 80lb braid!

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On A-rigs you should be using 80# or 85#. It's recommended because if you get hooked on a tree or something the swivel will straighten out and you'll get your rig back only losing 1 lure instead of the whole $50 setup.

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Hey Snook, how heavy is the fish in your avatar? I know they fight. What # test did you catch it on. Curious.

Most of my inshore outfits have 10-15-20# PP, don't remember what I was using.  I also don't weigh fish and this one isn't really big enough to qualify to hang on a scale, my guess might be around 8#, I have caught them 30# and they go bigger than that.  Quite honestly if one has never caught a Jack Crevelle, the fight can't be described in words, only other fish I have caught in the same league is Permit. Off the beach I mostly use a med or mh spin rod with a 4000 reel, I prefer that reel size because I like more line capacity and they seem to be more comfortable on the rod than a smaller reel, but the drags are set about the same even though the 4000 has more horsepower.  There are many guys down here that fish lighter reels, rods and line than I do, I'm not all that far from 70 years old, so I'm fishing a bit heavier than I used to.

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