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I am newer to using casting gear. I just started last summer and am really enjoying my casting gear but I have only used it so far for cranks, spinners, topwater, and jigs. I bought a Dobyn Fury 703c casting rod to use for plastics but I’m curious what you guys use for plastics on a bait caster. My other casting rods all have 20lb power pro super 8 slick. I’m mostly gonna be throwing 5” senkos and other worms weightless Texas or wacky rigged. I was gonna put braid on but was told by a friend that braid effects the way a weightless worm sinks so I was considering using mono even though I used braid on my spinning rod for plastics. 

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I use fluorocarbon line for everything except spinning reels.

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1 minute ago, Jig Man said:

I use fluorocarbon line for everything except spinning reels.

What size test do you use for worms?

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I am using 12 LB test florocarbon on mine. I just bought a spool of Sunline super florocarbon. It sells for about $15.00 a spool.

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i use straight FC on both spinning and casting for senkos and other weightless plastics.

 

for casting id prob go for 10lb. 

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12# on bait casters for worms and tubes.

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Thanks for the replies. Surprised no ones using braid. I never liked straight floro on my spinning gear because of the memory but I haven’t tried it on my casting yet. Also only tried 1 brand of floro Don’t recall the brand but it was a cheaper one. I’ll have to try a better brand on my new setup.

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I use 12 lb fluorocarbon 

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14 minutes ago, Jig Man said:

12# on bait casters for worms and tubes.

Same here. Mono.

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I use 12lb sniper. I believe the sinking quality of fluoro is optimal for weightless senko action.

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I can't see braids neutral buoyancy having an adverse affect on a senkos action. I see the logic in thinking the Fluoros stiffness reduces slack making strike detection easier but I like the manageability and sensitivity of braid. 

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I like 30lb braid or 12lb fluoro or copolymer. I'm not too picky when it comes to senkos because they usually hold onto them for awhile so super high end line isn't necessary for me in the fishing I do

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I have been using braid (15 or 20 lb.)for weightless senko's and it has worked great.   I am going to try Fluoro just to do a comparison.   Love that braid lasts for years and it so manageable.   I hope to see if fluoros density and slack line performance have any benefits over braid.  

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I use 15lb Abrazx. I like to use mono as well, but found I wasn't getting as good of penetration due to the extra stretch in the line. 

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I'm going to be the first to embarrass himself an admit to using 50 lb braid for weightless senkos.  Started last year and did not notice any negative results, in very clear water too.  If anything I feel like I improved my hook up ratio as I felt every tick when the fish inhaled it if it was on the bottom, not to mention line watching when watching them sink in deeper water.  Made the switch last year and haven't looked back.

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I use fluorocarbon hybrid line (Kastking Fluorokote, P-Line Fluoroclear) 12# line for most of my baitcasters. I fish in extremely clear water and it seems to be the best line for the job when it comes to weightless Senkos type baits.

 

I do have one high speed baitcaster that I run 30# braid on for pitching plastics around cover. I don't do weightless plastics with that on though.

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Invizx 15lb flouro (.013) on all my baitcasters for all plastcs and on my fishing partners spinning reel (my daughter) simply 8lb mono and she never loses a fish.  Go figure.

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I do not throw a Senko on a Baitcaster......unless it is the trailer on a c-rig.  That's not to say I don't throw other plastics on a baitcaster, I do.  Just not a weightless Senko.  Don't get me wrong. I am not criticizing anyone who does but having been sponsored by Yamamoto for the last 20 years, giving seminars and demonstrations, writing articles and fishing them heavily when I was guiding, I have developed what I feel has produced the most fish for me in most situations.  That being said, there is one thing that ALWAYS holds true......There is no wrong way to rig a Senko.  

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The biggest issue with using a baitcaster is that sooner or later the Senko is

going to "take flight". The resulting backlash can be amazing! I fish weightless

plastics exclusively on spinning tackle.

 

 

:fishing-026:

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I also fish weightless Senkos on spinning gear. 8lb AbrasX is what I'm throwing them on right now. 

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I'll throw senkos on casting or spinning gear, depending on what I want to do. Braid to a long fluorocarbon leader for me on casters. I don't like using the polymers for a main line on casting gear. Spinning I like to use a co-polymer mainline with a fluoro leader.

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If it's just senkos, 12lbs is great. I usually run 15-20lb line or 30-4lb braid on the rod I fish soft plastics with as I fish other things like jigs on the same rod.

 

Fluorocarbon is preferred for it's sink, but if you don't like fluorocarbon feel free to use monofilament or copolymer lie.

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On 4/18/2018 at 10:33 AM, roadwarrior said:

The biggest issue with using a baitcaster is that sooner or later the Senko is

going to "take flight". The resulting backlash can be amazing! I fish weightless

plastics exclusively on spinning tackle.

 

 

:fishing-026:

So true....so very true! 😂

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Here you go,I'm trying it with braid this weekend after seeing this.

 

 

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30# braid, High visibility (I use Suffix 832 in Chartreuse), tied to a fluoro leader, or a hybrid leader around 12# to 8#.

Works a bazillion times a year in crystal clear, NW WI and Canadian Shield lakes.

 

Anyone who says it doesn't work is full of it, in my fishery.  YMMV, and all of the other standard disclaimers.

 

Giter' Done...

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