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Eventually I will probably get 65lb PP for my flippin' stick. Does anyone use carolina rigs with bradied lines?

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Yeah.. I use braid also with a flouro leader..two reasons-sensitivity and if you get hung up and brake off, you don't loose anything but your leader and your hook.

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i do. and i love it.

i dont seem to have the problem around rocks others have.  i fish braid on oyster bars for reds.  freshwater rocks are like glass marbles compared to that. true.. though i guess... i dont fish ON the oyster bars... just over and around them.... hmmmm.....

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A trick shown to me many years ago when Carolina rigging in rocks is to put a 1/4" piece of rubber hose on the line before the sinker. The hose protects the line at the sinker and it reduces hangups. The hose type was the gasoline type.

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something i've been starting to do is use a 2-part leader for c-rigging with braid.  20lb braid to 1-2' of 20lb yo-zuri hybrid to swivel to 10lb leader.  that way the 20lb hybrid can do abrasion resistance duties but not mess with the sensitivity.

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As others mentioned I would not do it around rocky areas. In or around weedy areas I would say it is a no brain-er. Less stretch so you get a better hookset, greater sensitivity so less gut-hooked/dead fish, and you can winch them out without worrying.

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Well, I would use braid, and a leader for a ds in rocks.. the leader would be at least 6'... :)

I'm loving the 55# diawa samuri braid...stuff cast's so easy...sux when the wind licks up though.. ;D

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