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Braid To Fluoro For Flipping

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Anyone who knows me knows that i love to flip and i have had some question about something late that i wasnt sure about. Around here we dont have much cause to use braid but there are times like here recently that we do need it. I generally flip with 20 pound fluoro but that just doesnt cut when i start flipping grass. I dont have the money 2 have 2 separate flipping rods or 2 be constantly changing line. so i was wondering if this would work. If i were to spool my reel with 50 pound braid for the mainline then tie a leader of 20 pounde Fluoro would it work? So that way i can use the fluoro in clearer water then just cut it off if i start flipping grass. I do this with my shakey heads for greater sensitivity but was not sure if this would also work for Flipping. If anyone has any insight please let me know!

 

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Of course it will work. The only thing I would suggest, is do it with 60 or 65lb braid to keep the line diameters closer.. 50lb braid is usually comparable to 12lb diameter, and you're tying to 20lb fluorocarbon.. I like to keep the diameter a bit closer. Again, this is not a MUST, but whenever flipping I prefer the stronger 60/65lb braid anyhow.

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Of course it will work. The only thing I would suggest, is do it with 60 or 65lb braid to keep the line diameters closer.. 50lb braid is usually comparable to 12lb diameter, and you're tying to 20lb fluorocarbon.. I like to keep the diameter a bit closer. Again, this is not a MUST, but whenever flipping I prefer the stronger 60/65lb braid anyhow.

 

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I pitch boat docks around Smith Mountain Lake and use braid to flouro. One of the best benefits is you only have to change your leader not your main line.65braid/20 flouro works great even in clear water.

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Of course it will work. The only thing I would suggest, is do it with 60 or 65lb braid to keep the line diameters closer.. 50lb braid is usually comparable to 12lb diameter, and you're tying to 20lb fluorocarbon.. I like to keep the diameter a bit closer. Again, this is not a MUST, but whenever flipping I prefer the stronger 60/65lb braid anyhow.

i figured it would work just wasnt sure about it thanks!

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Of course it will work. The only thing I would suggest, is do it with 60 or 65lb braid to keep the line diameters closer.. 50lb braid is usually comparable to 12lb diameter, and you're tying to 20lb fluorocarbon.. I like to keep the diameter a bit closer. Again, this is not a MUST, but whenever flipping I prefer the stronger 60/65lb braid anyhow.

how long of a leader do you suggest?

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Another possible option might be to purchase an extra spool for your reel.

 

Then simply insert the spool / line of your choice.

 

You'll get the flexibility of "a second rig" for a fraction of the cost.

 

A-Jay

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Another possible option might be to purchase an extra spool for your reel.

 

Then simply insert the spool / line of your choice.

 

You'll get the flexibility of "a second rig" for a fraction of the cost.

 

A-Jay

i actually like that idea

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how long of a leader do you suggest?

 I don't do the leader to braid deal much anymore.. I used to do it exclusively but now I have quite an arsenal of reels. I did the braid to leader for a year or so exclusively though, and found this to be the best way to figure out leader length (it will be determined by the length of your rod).

 

   I like the bait to come down to reel and the knot be about 3 inches from going into tip guide.

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I do that all the time. I run 40# braid and 20# Fluoro leader with no issues.

The extra spool idear might be a good thing.

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I think im going to try the leader first then if i dont like it im going to go to buying a extra spool

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The issue with the extra spool becomes.. What about when you decide you want 15lb fluoro? Or 25lb fluoro? That is if you ever do come across that situation... 

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