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braid vs mono on baitcaster

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I am new to the forums and braids. I tried searching for this but didnt turn up any results. What do yall prefer on a baitcaster and spinning reel,braid or mono? Mono has never really let me down but I bought some powerpro 20lb I have heard alot of good about it but I dont know which reel to try it on. As far as easier casting distance or even how it lays on the spool. thanks

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thinner braids like 20 lb are better on spinning.thicker braids like 50,65 and 80 work better on baitcasting because they help stop line digging into the spool.

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I use 30# Power Pro on both spinning and baitcasting reels.  I only have mono left on a couple.  I like it for the feel and the fact that I don't have to worry about changing it like I always did mono.

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thanks for the thoughts I think ill try it on the spinning reel for now once again thanks for yalls advice

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I don't use braid on any of my spinning reels.

If you are going to use braid on a baitcaster I would suggest to you to add about 20 yards or so of mono to the spool prior to putting the braid on the spool.

As fo Braid vs Mono... It is hard to determine which one is better. You need to figure out where you will be fishing, what you will be using and the structure you are fishing. If I am fishing a jig, or around heavy structure or throwing a frog I will use braid. I do not like stretch at all in my line when fishing either of the listed ways.

I like mono on other topwater, around light cover and open water. I prefer mono in different bodies of water as well. Where I live we have several small lake and 1 big lake, and I fish one river. On the river I mainly fish braid, but on the lakes I mainly fish mono. So it is mainly up to your personal preference.

I'm surprised that you didn't ask about Flouro as well. Just in case you are wondering:

I fish mono on deep diving cranks, worms with no weights, or small weights, any type of crankbait, and spinnerbaits. But I mainy use Flouro on the lakes as well, Like I said earlier it is all on your personal preference. :)

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Diameter for diameter, Mono will outcast braid.

Lb. for lb., braid will outcast mono. Confused yet?

Let the application be your guide. Ex. for froggin, 50-65 lb. powerpro can't be beat. Make sure you research and tie good knots. I use the Palomar and haven't had one slip. X2 on the backing before spooling braid. Will save you some cash and stop slippage on spool. I use Braid on spinning gear but always attach a flouro leader- Uni to uni.

Don't give up on mono. For long casting cranks in clear water it is still the best choice. Just enough stretch. Flouro doesn't cast as well and you could yank the bait away from the fish on the hookset due to less stretch.

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