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Should i flip braid or flourocarbon? Whats the best braid

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Im flipping some vegetation next weekend and have never done it enough to know which line is more suitable.  Ive heard you can flip 20 pound flourocarbon, but i am just wondering if it will hold up.  If braid is the way to go what lb test should i use and what brand?

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I use 50 or 65# Power Pro for vegetation.  

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power pro all the way and between braid or flour depends how clear is the lake your fishing?and is it pressured water (heavily fished by 100 of other guys).but i flip with 30-40 lb power pro braid and pull the fish in and the 15lbs of junk hes living in,for flour trilene 100% flour all the way or if you want do a spool with braid and a flour leader,ill do that at times with a 15 lb flour leader no problems there either

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I always use 20-25lb BPS XPS fluoro in FL slop and have never had a problem with it breaking! I just landed a 7lb bass and about another 7lb of hydrilla over the memorial day weekend with it! The Powell rod i was using snapped but the line never even struggled!

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dink how do you like that bps line i read reviews of it and seems everyone raves of it was thinking of giving it a try for the price,have you ever tried yozuri hybrid? if so how does it compair to that?

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Hard to tie for sure! I use only the Palomar knot and you have to go slooooowly and wet it really good(please, no cheap shots at that one)! Like i said, i have wrestled a lot of hawgs in the nastiest cover and it has yet to fail me! I have made it a priority to try and break it on every outing and it has yet to happen! My PB was caught using that line. It weighed over 8lb and was caught in a THICK field of pads and hydrilla mix!

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Like the other guys said the line depends on the clarity of the water. I dont fish alot of clear water so i always use braid for flipping. I use Stren Sonic Braid, and their Super Braid is good too but its hard to find since they stopped making it.

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I flip with 20 lb Big Game, it has yet to fail me. Try a few lines out, then make your own judgment. I use to flip with braid but wanted some stretch in my line at such close quarters. Use whatever your most comfortable with.

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Well I usually have both tied on. The braid is usually used for my Frog fishing, but it can be switched in a hurry for muddy jig fishing. My main jig set up is using Fluro mainly because I do fish some fairly clear water at times. It's very unusual to have less then three feet of visibility on my "home lake". It certainly got areas that are dirty as well but I fish enough clear water to have Fluro on. I also like the way it comes off the reel better then braid. It seems to make it easier to pitch very light jigs.

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fireline's new braid would be my choice.it is the best braid going.powerpro and sufix are now outdated.

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Clear water or not, if I am flipping weeds it's with braid. 50lb Power pro gets the job done for me.

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For heavy cover i'll am pretty much a die hard for power pro.

I've got a team daiwa advantage baitcaster with 50lb red power pro and a shimano symetre 2500 with 30lb green powerpro that i primarily use for heavy cover, although i'll use my energy pt baitcaster with 17lb seagar flourocarbon occasionally, just depends on the light conditions and how heavy the cover is. Most of the year i'm using braid, especially on anything thats going to run subsurface.

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I am up in the air on this issue also.. I use 50lb power pro green and also 20lb trilene transition flouro. If you were gunna use a like for just plastics what would it be? would the yellow power pro be out of the question?

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I have 4 heavy cover set-up that I use. I have one rod dedicated to Frog Fishing, I like 50# Spiderline Stealth braided line. I have 1 rod set-up with 20# Pline or XPS floro that I use for somewhat heavy cover T rigged plastics, normally I have a pegged 3/8 or 1/2 oz sinker. I have 2 other rods, 1 with a 3/4 oz pegged sinker and the other with a 1 oz pegged sinker, both of these I am fishing with 50# Spiderline Stealth. These 2 rods are for getting through even heavier grass, if it's real dense I may have to retie one of my heavy rods with a 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 oz sinker if neccesary. Generally speaking, 1/2 - 1 oz pegged sinkers will get the job done in most situations. I generally don't bring the rods with the heavier sinkers unless I'm fishing lakes with a lot of thick grass, milfoil etc. However when fishing these lakes I can be more effecient alternating rods as I see fit without having to constantly retie.

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