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The right rod for Braid?

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I recently started using braid while fishing heavy cover.  This summer I set the hook on a 4 pound largemouth and heard a pop in my hand.  I ignoreed it for the rest of the season but was extremely uncomfortable.  Now looking back i should have seen a doctor because I am pretty sure I broke or fractured a bone in my hand.  I am a big guy (6'2" 215)and set the hook like the fish owes me money......what is the best rod for this technique?  I (and my hand) already know that a Quatum Tour Edition 7' MH is not the right choice.  Thoughts?

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Any rod/reel works well with braid. Its the angler that has to adjust their hook setting technique to allow for the no stretch quality of the superlines. A quick wrist snap is all it takes-no arm mvement is necessary. A slightly looser drag setting and/or more limber rod will help too but the "rip their lips" type of hook set needed with monos is way too much for that application.

Even a skinny midget can get a solid hook set with little effort.

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Any rod/reel works well with braid. Its the angler that has to adjust their hook setting technique to allow for the no stretch quality of the superlines. A quick wrist snap is all it takes-no arm mvement is necessary. A slightly looser drag setting and/or more limber rod will help too but the "rip their lips" type of hook set needed with monos is way too much for that application.

Even a skinny midget can get a solid hook set with little effort.

This is pretty good advice.

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Thanks guys. I guess I just have to work on that part of it.  I guess it is just my natural reaction.  Something for next year.  Thanks again

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You need to set the to power point of your rod and hold it there.

Any more you will break lots of rods and reels and lose lots of fish and hurt your self.

Garnet

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