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Yesterday I spooled my rods with braid. It's my first time trying it. So I put 15lb power pro on my spinning reel. And 30lb power pro on my BC (lews speed spool ss1). Anyway I go out this morning at a local pond in Richmond. I tied on a Texas rigged rage recon in green pumpkin. I'm fishing it slow and I feel this pressure. I tighten the line and feel movement! Then whoom! She feels the hook and I set it good. My rod bent so much (carbonlite 7mh)! I had full confidence in the braid (which I now love by the way, no leader) but I was worried about the rod. I never felt that much weight before. Anyway all thanks goes to bass resource. I was just a crappie bluegill fisherman before I found this site. Here she is. (I think she had a crappie in her stomach) 0502150930.jpg

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That's a Hawg right there ;)

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Congrats!  Did you get a weight on her??  Braid really lets you feel the fishes strength.  Id advise against it for anything with a treble hook though.  I have lost fish before I learned this.  Unless you are using a rod with a soft tip.  Those treble hooks need stretch or give so they don't get ripped out.

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niceeeee

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Great Bass ~

 

Congrats

 

A-Jay

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:respect-059: SWEET!

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Now that my friend IS a hawg!!

Good Job

Mike

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Beautiful beastie! 

 

Next purchase: a scale!

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Thats a good fish man. Congrats!

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No I didn't have a scale to weigh her then... But I have one now! I'll be ready next time

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Nice fish!!  Now the next step is to send me a message with the lake yo caught her at lol :) 

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Wow what a gut on that ol' gal. Great fish congrats. You know it's a biggun when the eyes start bulging.

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Hog and a half! Congrats on the catch.

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Thanks everybody! This experience has really boosted my confidence in decision making

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And so it begins. Kiss your spare money goodbye. Congrats on the hawg.

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Congrats. Beautiful fish ravens!

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Great job buddy. That fish would make anyone proud!

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