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Shakey head with braid

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Yes. I have used it for shaky heading around or in weeds. I usually use 20lb test with a Fintech Title Shot Jighead. I like the Title Shots because they come through vegetation much better than the average shaky head jig. I only use that tackle when I'm fishing near or in vegetation.

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Ive never tried this.  I think it could go either way, good or bad.

The only thing I can think of that I wouldnt like is I normally like big, bulky baits when fishing braid but it may be alright.

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i've fished it on 50 lb pp in weeds with no problem catching fish.

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10lb Braid works fine with a spinning reel. Big fish I've caught shaky head with 10lb braid is 6lb14oz without a problem.

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I was mentioninng this with spinning gear in mind. Fish Lake Cumberland a lot, which is clear. Was thinking the 2 lb diameter might work well, but then again, you have to consider all the rock on this lake.

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If line visibility is a concern you can always use a fluoro leader

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dodgeguy if you dont mind me asking what kind of reel are you using 50lb on?

it was 12/50 pp on a pflueger medalist 6040 spinning reel on a 6-6 mh rod.

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I was mentioninng this with spinning gear in mind. Fish Lake Cumberland a lot, which is clear. Was thinking the 2 lb diameter might work well, but then again, you have to consider all the rock on this lake.

Rock isn't a problem, just use a fluoro leader.

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I have used 10 lb Fireline on my spinning reels for the past 3 or 4 years for all kinds of fishing including shakey head fishing with great results.  I tried 14 lb but with the crystal clear waters here did not think I was getting the bites I should.  Went to 10 lb and have seen no need to change anything since.  I tie right to the jig and have done well with it.

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see!!!

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Take note newbies and vets this guy is smart he has his PFD on while fishing ..nice bass DG

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see!!!

44weedsqy3.jpg

44noweedsag3.jpg

Take note newbies and vets this guy is smart he has his PFD on while fishing ..nice bass DG

Actually, Dodge needed to keep tomorrow's work shirt clean!

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dodgeguy,

Nice fish!

I was wondering about the results of your test (fluoro vs braid).

Are you back to braid for everything?

8-)

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I fish the shaky head a ton, and I use 10lb braid exclusively even in clear water.  I am not sure I totally buy into the "line shy" issue.  If I am fishing a super clear lake, i will use a fluro leader.  IMO, braid has many advantages:

1.  Cost- spoll up once and forget about it.

2.  sensitivity

3.  no stretch- you must learn to use a slightly different hook set

4. durability

5. managability- especially in cold weather.

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