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If you had to use one line for pitching and flipping what would it be and what pound line? Reason I ask is I only have really one rod dedicated to pitching/flipping and I dont know what to get on it.

 

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If you pitch and flip grass, it would be 65lb suffix 832 braid. If it's mostly wood and rock it would be 20lb sniper floro. 

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50 lb Power Pro braid. 

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with braid line and using it in clear water do I need a fluro leader? I just have no confidence in tying a leader on the only knot i know is the Alberto and I really have no confidence in the knot holding.

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12 minutes ago, LEWITH said:

with braid line and using it in clear water do I need a fluro leader? I just have no confidence in tying a leader on the only knot i know is the Alberto and I really have no confidence in the knot holding.

Some people will say a fluoro leader is necessary in clear water, some say it isn't. I'm not convinced either way, but I often tie on a 6' 25lb fluoro leader just for the confidence while flipping and pitching. Either way, getting good at tying leader knots is something I highly recommend. Leaders can give you an advantage in a lot of situations, and having confindence that it won't break at the knot is huge. I have 100% confidence in my leader knots and can't remember ever having one break on me.

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If you're worried about your knot failing, put a tiny dab of super glue on it. 

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I would rather use heavy fluoro in grass than have to use braid in wood/rock. 

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AbrazX is a good line for flipping and pitching. I use braid and 15 or 17lb fluorocarbon leader 

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I use 50lb braid sometimes with and without a leader.

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Braid is your best choice and I would use Daiwa Samurai braid in 55lbs test, I am not a fan of using a leader.  If you are worried about fishing in clear water then I would use Seaguar Tatsu or AbrazX line in a 15, 17 or 20lbs test.

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55 lb Seaguar Tatsu or straight 20 lb Daiwa Samurai is what I like the best. 

I use the fluorocarbon around areas where the fish may be able to see the line, and the straight braid around thick grass. 

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50 lb. power pro super 8. no leader. 

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50 or 55lb Samurai, FX2 or Smackdown and 20lb Sniper fluro leader.

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I would just run straight 50-65lb smooth braid from any company and mark up the first few feet with a permanent marker.   I mainly flip and punch dense vegetation and the water is almost always stained.

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Will you be fishing around rocks?  If so, then I'd back away from braid.  Rocks are like kryponite to braid. Seaguar Flippin Fluoro would be your best bet. 

I don't use leaders.  Knots are a pain, another point of failure, and don't go through the line guides well.  They're just a hassle, in my opinion.

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65# or 80# original Power Pro. Thinking about trying Seaguar new flipin braid tho. The black color has me intrigued. No leader ever. 

 

 

Mike 

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I use 20lb maxima ultragreen mono, the stuff is a absolute beast. It will pull fish out of anything. I also throw big swimbaits on it and have never broke anything off on it. With a double uni 

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Seaguar Tatsu if I'm fishing anything other than grass. Seaguar Flipping Braid if I'm fishing grass. 

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3 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Seaguar Tatsu if I'm fishing anything other than grass. Seaguar Flipping Braid if I'm fishing grass.

what pound tatsu?

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1 minute ago, LEWITH said:

what pound tatsu?

I like 15 but you can bump it up to 20 if you're fishing bad stuff. 

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17 lb XPS fluorocarbon 

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I stick with 50 lb braid regardless of where I'm fishing. 

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Seaguar Tatsu if I'm fishing anything other than grass. Seaguar Flipping Braid if I'm fishing grass. 

I'm thinking of trying the Flippin braid. I'm curious, other than the color what is it that you like over whatever you were useing before. 

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Mike 

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