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50 Or 65 Pound Braid For Froggin?

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I have heard so many arguments about this and I was wondering which you prefer I hear 50 gives you more action and castibality than 65 but 65 gives you some more power. The reason I ask is because I hear so many different things from different people and I have broke off lots of fish and frogs with 30 pound braid not sure why knots were all tied correctly using palamor or double palamor.

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I actually like either 49 lb or 66. 

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50 lb will cast significantly farther than 65. 

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Power is not a concern with the heavy braid. 65 might be an advantage abrasion wise if you're dragging across wood.

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Ummm

I use 30# and have for years and maybe broken off once or twice if I remember right but it was never because of the lb test of the line.

And when I go frogging it is in some of the nastiest stuff you will find in any lake in the country.

Anyway, to answer your question, yes with all things being equal you will get maybe 5yds more distance with 50# over 65#, Maybe.

The 65# wont be as manageable as as the 50# would be but the manageability of braid is not a concern of mine regardless of the presentation I lime it for.

Mike

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I use 65 and frog as one of my primary methods. I have used 50 as well. I can bomb a spro frog on 65 further than I care to fish it. In heavy cover I cannot see as far as I cast. It works for me.

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I mainly use 50 but our vegetation isn't very thick for the most part. 

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No wood to worry about but lots of vegetation, being a spinning user I use 15# braid, strength is not an issue.  I will jump up 20# braid for snakeheads.

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Im making the switch from 65 down to 40

Should get some more casting distance...and 40 is plenty for the lilly pads imo

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I use 50, even in the heaviest, thickest mats we have. Never had trouble pulling them out. One of my biggest fish of 2014, a 6lb 2oz LMB ( A big fish in WNY) came from a mat so thick you could walk on it. Winched her right out with 50lb braid, along with 30lbs of slop.

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Use 30lb myself, might jump to 40.  If you choose to use lighter braids you have to pay attention to your line for frays and wear.  I'm guessing the 30 you broke you have probably fished for a while.  You start seeing frays time to cut that part off.  And since I like using smaller reels in the 100 size, the 30 or 40 will give me more capacity opposed to if I fished 50 or 65lb.  

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I do quite a bit of frog fishing, and the grass in MN is some of the healthiest in the country, I use 50 LB PP. I have had no need to step up to 65 LB because if a pike/muskie cuts through 50 LB it will cut through 65 LB... This last year I started using a leader of 25 lb Big Game when having issues with pike and that reduced the number of pike break-offs tremendously. The thick mono will reduce the ability to walk the frog effectively, but I typically don't walk them anyway. if you don't have to worry about toothy critters I wouldn't ever feel the need to go above 50 LB. 

 

Mitch

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I've decided on 50 for all but the thickest stuff out there and even then, 65 is probably unecessary. I have 65 rigged on my heaviest Rod for punching and will double it as a frog Rod but rarely.

50 lets you cast so much farther and I find this usually outweighs the benefits of heavier line as I like long casts when using frogs.

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Anyway, to answer your question, yes with all things being equal you will get maybe 5yds more distance with 50# over 65#, Maybe.

Mike

 

I agree 100%, 65 casts plenty far.

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I use 50 and see no need for anything heavier.  Sometimes I think 50 is overkill.

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Pota(e)to ... Pota(a)to IMO. I have used both. :)

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I like 30 or 40. Thinner line cuts weeds better than the thicker stuff. If your knots are good, I'm guessing your line is breaking due to shock.

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I use and like 50, but have also used (and liked) 30. I think 40 is the happy medium for me the next time I respool.

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50 lb line should be fine. it will cast much farther and will overall handle better

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Pota(e)to ... Pota(a)to IMO. I have used both. :)

 

I use both and have never had an issue with either.  Those are also the only two lb tests of braid I have ever run, so i cannot compare vs some of the other popular tests.

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Use them both, neither is likely to break, little more distance from 50, anything less then 40 and I think it tends to dig into itself and create problems

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