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C-Rig Set Up : Braid As Main Line ?

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For those of you who use braid  main line for a C-Rig , what specifically is your line set up ? I'm thinking #40 lb. braid to the barrel swivel then a FC or Mono leader . My concern  is whether to tie in a length of #15 FC from the braid before the barrel swivel to provide the last portion of the braid to be better protected from the weight rubbing / sliding as well as bottom contact abrasion of the braid . I fish Southern reservoirs with mainly bare  clay  , semi - rocky hard bottoms .  * While I could just use a #15 lb. FC mainline for a C-Rig , I want to be able to use my C-Rig outfit for MH duty flipping and punching thus the desire to create more versatility by choosing the #40 lb. braid mainline where slack line sensitivity is not an issue here  ... Your experiences and thoughts ?

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That seems overkill for me. I'd just run your braid to the swivel unless you have issues with it breaking...then I might look at other lines.

I've been a braid hater for years but I've been using Gliss on my spinning gear for about a month and I'm loving it. Straight Gliss on Drop Shots, Light Carolina Rigs, Jigs, and Texas rigs. I don't mess with a leader..but my waters are not what you call gin clear, if that even matters. My levels of bites have stayed about the same, if anything, the biggest advantage is my long distance hookups have gone up.

Slack line sensitivity..I never fish slack line. I fish mostly tight line.. I drop it just a tad to get a little bow. I can feel this bites much easier than fluoro or mono.

Hope that helps...

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I haven't had issue with braid to swivel. I'd do as Todd2 says and not worry about it unless you have issues with it.

I would not use FC as a leader as it sinks.

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I use 40lb braid as mainline since that's what's on my bottom contact setup. It works well and I don't have issues with the line wearing. Make sure you use quality weights though. Very cheap lead can be poorly molded and have jagged edges near the hole. Even some tungsten can be rough so weights with an insert can help if you are having issues with the line getting worn. Something I do do though is take a bobber stop and put it on the braid mainline before tying any of the rig. Then once the swivel is attached to the braid I push the bobber stop down to cover the braid to swivel knot. I don't know how much it actually helps but it's just a confidence thing for me knowing a 1oz tungsten weight isn't smashing directly into my knot everytime I drag the rig. 

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I use 15 lbs braid, glass bead,  swivel and 8-10 lbs mono leader. The leader has to be mono as you want your bait to gently float free off the  bottom. 

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19 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

For those of you who use braid  main line for a C-Rig , what specifically is your line set up ? I'm thinking #40 lb. braid to the barrel swivel then a FC or Mono leader . My concern  is whether to tie in a length of #15 FC from the braid before the barrel swivel to provide the last portion of the braid to be better protected from the weight rubbing / sliding as well as bottom contact abrasion of the braid . I fish Southern reservoirs with mainly bare  clay  , semi - rocky hard bottoms .  * While I could just use a #15 lb. FC mainline for a C-Rig , I want to be able to use my C-Rig outfit for MH duty flipping and punching thus the desire to create more versatility by choosing the #40 lb. braid mainline where slack line sensitivity is not an issue here  ... Your experiences and thoughts ?

You're on the right track. Adding about 2 ft of mono before adding the sliding weight and swivel will reduce braid fouling around the swivel. We do that all the time fishing in saltwater when we need to cast the sliding sinker a long way. I highly recommend FG knot since it's low profile and castable.

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I will try methods suggested above to see what's best . Before I used #15 lb. FC main line with a mono leader (which I may go back to if needed) . I use a steel egg weight which are smooth with no burrs . * I'm trying to try #40 lb. braid for C-Rig , Jigs , Flipping , Frogs , etc. as a multi use set up by using a FC or mono leader where required . Trying to cut down on how many  reel set ups I need with a bait caster .

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I use 50lb braid to a brass/bead/clicker/swivel then 15lb Big Game leader. 

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1 hour ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I use 50lb braid to a brass/bead/clicker/swivel then 15lb Big Game leader. 

Same for me, I use a 15lb Sufix mono leader but otherwise the same.  Works great.

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50lb braid, 3/4oz egg sinker, glass bead, clacker, barrel swivel, 15 mono leader about 4-5ft with a straight shank off set worm hook.

I use this on a Duckett Terex 7'4" heavy action, with a AG Revo STX-HS

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