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Hey guys, Just like your input on what size line do you use when cranking with braid , I tried 10lb test and line kept snapping I think i need to slow down when casting ..when i didn't  snap line results where good .I like that i can feel everything when cranking with braid, I will try 15lb and see how that works out..

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30Lb braid, plenty of strenth and still a very small diameter line. Braid will let your baits run deeper because of line diameter. I suggest 30Lb daiwa j-braidx4

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Thanks short fish , I will try that 

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17 minutes ago, Bobby F said:

Hey guys, Just like your input on what size line do you use when cranking with braid , I tried 10lb test and line kept snapping I think i need to slow down when casting ..when i didn't  snap line results where good .I like that i can feel everything when cranking with braid, I will try 15lb and see how that works out..

Knowing what type of tackle you have, spinning or casting, the type of rod like medium moderate etc, etc, would help.

Tom

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Whatever brand you get, get the # test that says the diameter of 10# test.

 

 

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Spinning or casting gear?

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My youngest son has a Cabela's Whuppin' Stick, 6'6" medium/moderate spinning rod with 15# braid and it seems to work rather well for him. Lately we've been in a rut but for most days, the fish just jump on his lure (usually a KVD 1.5). Because it's a moderate tip with quick bend, braid works or this setup. If the tip was a little stiffer however, I'd suggest mono.

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i've been using 50 lb sufix 832 which is the same diameter as 12 lb mono i was using 30 but it casued some backlash problems with my tournament mg that i really didn't want to tinker with to sort out maybe i will in the late season again 

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I run 10 pound 832 and 10 pound Gamma with leader.

Both get down quick and stay in the zone as well as Tatsu did.

Zero problems......and yes, I know most use 30 pound

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depends on the rod as well as what I am throwing.  For light stuff on my spinning reel I use 15lb braid.  For squarebills, poppers, jerkbaits and med divers I use a casting reel with 20lb.   For deep divers and big  topwater baits I run 30-40lb braid

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Thanks guys for the reply, most of my cb rods are m and 1 is mh they are dobyns glass rods after reading your reply I will put 20 on 1, 15 on 1, and I will put 30on 1 .I did notice a huge difference with braid I really like feeling what my cb's are doing on the bottom. The only time I use spinning gear for cb's is when I fish shad raps  ..Living in NH we have some great lakes for cb fishing                                           Semper Fi NH BULL 

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Cranking with a zero stretch line seems crazy to me.. seems as though more and more people are doing it, maybe I shall try!

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8 hours ago, Dtrombly said:

Cranking with a zero stretch line seems crazy to me.. seems as though more and more people are doing it, maybe I shall try!

I love it. Back your drag off a touch and use a moderate action rod and it works nicely. Helps me free grass or leaves that will get snagged on the hooks

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Have used 15 lb Power Pro for years......love it.....also use a fluro leader.

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9 hours ago, Dtrombly said:

Cranking with a zero stretch line seems crazy to me.. seems as though more and more people are doing it, maybe I shall try!

 

i tried it 1 time with an old daiwa tds crankin rod, and a squarebill almost rattled my teeth out!!  i could see using braid with a flat/narrow wobble crank or trap, but anything with a wide wobble is highly amplified.

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