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I was looking for any feedback on when the best time to use braided line is.  I'm seeing lots more use braided and I was just wondering....if I'm fishing a lake for largemouth...is it better to use something like 50# braided line versus something like 16# mono??? and do you use a leader with braided?  Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Only time I use braid is in "HEAVY" cover when flipping/pitching. Other than that, I really dont like it.

Braid is a love/hate thing, there doesnt seem to be any middle road.

Only way to know for sure, is to buy a spool and try it out.

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I like Braid on a C-rig with a Flou. leader. The feel is so much better with Braid!

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Over half of my setups are rigged with braid.  I even use it for drop shot.   Most of the time I use a fluro leader.   The exceptions are spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and deep vertical jigging.

I like mono for shallow open water.

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I like braid for casting jigs and flipping.  My lake is fairly clear and I seldom use a leader, loose too much of the benefit of braid.  The sensitivity of braid is a big plus over mono or fluoro.  It is great in the cold weather when they take a jig pretty light.  Be sure if you set the hook very hard to back off the drag so it will give on the hookset, otherwise you will hank it out of their mouth or yank the mouth off the fish.

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i use suffix braid EVERYWHERE. i just tie it straght to the lure, i mainly use braid with crank biats, spinner baits, and jigs when flippin. the reason i use it with cranks and spinner baits is that i think i get more feel of the bottom and everything i hit.

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Heavy Braid for Heavy Weeds usally 40#-80#. I'll use 12 or 14# for just about everything else. Mono still has it's place, but braid is NUMBER 1!!! As for brands. listen closley DO NOT buy Spiderwire!! I like Stren Super braid and Berkley Fireline smoke

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My opinion is braid with floro leader for everything.  

I am addicted to braid for its sensitivity.  I enjoy the manageability and castability.  The floro eliminates my concerns of visibility.

I like its abilities.  ;D

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I was looking for any feedback on when the best time to use braided line is. I'm seeing lots more use braided and I was just wondering....if I'm fishing a lake for largemouth...is it better to use something like 50# braided line versus something like 16# mono??? and do you use a leader with braided? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Best time to use braid over mono would be heavy cover or when you have a lot of line out, like trolling. Most any application, braid can be used, but those are the ones to use braid first, if you are looking to try braid. Jigs are another place where braid will work better than mono. I prefer braid over mono for jigs, worms, and the likes. I use a leader, but it's not mandatory. I like leaders for a few reasons. I can just cut the leader off and replace it, and not lose much braid. I like the way the braid counter acts the braids floating properties, to give a more neutral action. I also like the idea of having less visible line near the lure.

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