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10 Lb. Braid - Tough Enough For Finesse Jigs?

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I've got an old Sahara 2500 spooled with 10 lb. high vis braid, and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth upgrading to 15 lb. braid for dragging 5/16 & 7/16 oz. finesse jigs this spring. I'll be using a 7' M rod. Thanks and tight lines.

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Give it a shot, you'll know within a few fish if it's enough. If not you're only out a jig.

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in more open than not water, I think It will be fine for the 5/16 but not the 7/16

 

so if you want to throw both I would go ahead and step it up.

 

more than anything I am not sure that med rod is going to like a 7/16 jig either. JMO

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in more open than not water, I think It will be fine for the 5/16 but not the 7/16

 

so if you want to throw both I would go ahead and step it up.

 

more than anything I am not sure that med rod is going to like a 7/16 jig either. JMO

 

Yeah I'd prefer to have one line capable of handling both. Might just bite the bullet and step it up. Are you thinking a fast action 7' M wont have enough backbone?

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I'm tending to agree with jig fish. Those bigger jigs seem to cast better on stouter tackle like a baitcaster. Medium spin could be used for a tube too or shakey head. I do like a softer tip to some degree on both rods for skipping but a stout butt for saying hello.

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It would be fine for open hook jigs, 3/8 or less.  Personally, I prefer to use 20# braid with a leader, or 6-10# fluoro.  As always, let cover dictate how heavy to go.

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I'm tending to agree with jig fish. Those bigger jigs seem to cast better on stouter tackle like a baitcaster. Medium spin could be used for a tube too or shakey head. I do like a softer tip to some degree on both rods for skipping but a stout butt for saying hello.

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It would be fine for open hook jigs, 3/8 or less.  Personally, I prefer to use 20# braid with a leader, or 6-10# fluoro.  As always, let cover dictate how heavy to go.

 

Good stuff. Thanks guys.

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I've got an old Sahara 2500 spooled with 10 lb. high vis braid, and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth upgrading to 15 lb. braid for dragging 5/16 & 7/16 oz. finesse jigs this spring. I'll be using a 7' M rod. Thanks and tight lines.

 

You can, 10lb is pretty darn strong stuff, and on a M rod, would work. But J Francho's comment on cover dictating your choice is spot-on.

 

If you have a spare spool, put 15 or 20 on it so you can always swap it out when you want to throw the heavier stuff.

 

I use 10 on all my spinning setups. It's my leader that I change out, from 6-15 lb test, and I've thrown some jigs I might shouldn't have, but I haven't broken the braid on a hook set yet.

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I will fish some jigs on 10lb braid with spinning tackle.... What no body mentioned in this thread was the size of the hook wire and thickness of the weedguard. I have a lot of little 1/8th, 3/16th, and 5/16th oz. jigs with light wire hooks and thin weedguards. They work great around light cover on spinning tackle with 10lb braid and an 8 or 10lb fluorocarbon leader.

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I will fish some jigs on 10lb braid with spinning tackle.... What no body mentioned in this thread was the size of the hook wire and thickness of the weedguard. I have a lot of little 1/8th, 3/16th, and 5/16th oz. jigs with light wire hooks and thin weedguards. They work great around light cover on spinning tackle with 10lb braid and an 8 or 10lb fluorocarbon leader.

 

This is exactly where I plan on throwing these lighter 5/16 & 3/8 oz jigs this Spring. Light cover and chunk rock. I have a feeling 10 lb power pro will get the job done, although I may still invest in a 7' MH rod. Thanks for the feedback.

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I make a lot of finesse jigs and for my 1/8oz, 3/16oz, and 1/4oz I use 8lb copolymer, these jigs have thin weed guards and standard wire hooks but when I make the 5/16oz, 3/8oz and 7/16oz Eakins style jigs I'll go to 12lb copolymer around boat docks and moderate cover but if there is a lot of brush I'll go to 16lb but those jigs have a heavier weed guard and standard wire hooks.

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I started using 10lb Power Pro in 2000 and it is a good line.  It is very limp and I was using it for light weight top water.  I had a problem with the line wrapping around the rod tip or fowling on the lure.  I finally went to 20lb PP and the problems went away. 

 

Frank

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