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I hardly use a spinning rod any more but want to be able to downsize my baits and was probably going to purchase a Gloomis GLX jig and worm rod for weightless texas rigs/ned rig/ other weightless plastics.

 

I was planning on going Braid to fluorocarbon but was not sure how braided line will effect the higher modulus rod with the lighter line rating.  I just do not want to overload the rod. 

 

Any thoughts?

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It's a personnel thing but on my bass spinning rods I pretty much stick with ten pound braid maybe eight in winter and six to twelve pound leader depending on waters fished.  I also use a simple double uni and it works well....good luck.

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I am weird in that I have fished 8lb mono on my three spinning reels on the Tidal Potomac for 18 years and have never seen a need to change. It never seems to detract from catching bass from the Potomac grass beds.

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I too like 8 and 10 pound mono on my spinning gear (I use Sufix Siege). When I used light braid (10 pound Sufix 832) it cast great etc. but I was getting problems with wind knots, so I switched back to mono.

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Set your drag to 1/3 the weakest link in the system, whether that be line, knots strength, or rod.  That way, you'll minimize any failures.

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1 hour ago, Hulkster said:

wind knots

What is this?

 

Or did you mean problems with knots with the light braid

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WInd knots are what happens when braid gets twisted.  The solution is the same for twist for any line: troll it out, reel back in using some pressure between your fingers.

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For spinning I have too many problems when I use mono or fluoro. For that reason I use a light braid, 15lb or so, then add a leader if I feel the need. 

 

Tactical Bassin' has me really diggin' the braid to mono leader, it seems to be somewhat illogical, but it really works. 

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I’ve switched back and forth from 20# + leader to straight 8# fluorocarbon. I like the versatility of the braid to use different leaders for different lures, but I’ve had good luck with straight seaguar red label 8# as long as I manually close the bail as soon as my lure hit the water to avoid getting the loops. Maybe a little better slackline sensitivity for the weightless plastics with the fluoro as well. 

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Just use a lighter lb braid which has a smaller diameter than the equivalent mono/fluoro.  I use 10-15lb braid almost across the board on my spinning reels, and use a lighter leader as needed.

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