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I Still Hate Braided Line

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However, after experimenting with PP 50/12

this past fall and winter, I am a believer. I am

fishing PP on a dedicated jig rig and one for

weighted soft plastics.

The advantage is more than just feeling a bite,

its feeling the bottom and every pebble or twig!

When combined with very sensitive rods, the

difference in braid is night and day.

8-)

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It's funny, because I used to use braid on a lot of my set-ups, but I have been slowly converting them to Fluorocarbon. Only my Frog, Toad, and Drop Shot set-ups have braid on them now (which is PowerPro.  That is some good braid)

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About the only thing I use braid on is the main line on my carolina rig rod. When you are throwing a c-rig way out on a ledge, you need something sensitive and no stretch to feel the bite and get a good hook set.

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Y'all can have it!!!

I HATE braid!

Was fishing a tournament on Barren....Greg's C-Rig....

got a bite.....set the hook......SNAP......wanna guess what wrapped braid will do to a loomis tip ?????

Did I mention I HATE braid ?????

Quick....GLoomis Expeditor Service :'( :'( :'(

Sorry bout that rod Baby... :-*...I still hate braid!!!

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About the only thing I use braid on is the main line on my carolina rig rod. When you are throwing a c-rig way out on a ledge, you need something sensitive and no stretch to feel the bite and get a good hook set.

I switched my Carolina Set-Up mainline to 20# Fluorocarbon. Haven't used it yet and am not sure I will like it, but I didn't like the braid on the ReCoil guides.

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I dont like it (braid) but I use it on my frog setup which I also use for throwin anything into heavy slop/moss.  Just cant beat it when you want to be able to quickly haul the fish out of a thick mess.

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You'll get used to it. Wind is the biggest hassle for me. But then you only have to add a FC leader and you're back in business.

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Being a 1/2 Saltwater Fisherman and 1/2 Freshwater Fisherman. I love braid!!! ;)

But I do agree there are times where Mono/Flouro are superior. When fishing finesse I always use 8-10lb Trilene XL. I also like to use Segaur Flouro for certain applications. For SW its great around docks w/ Barnicles and oysters. Power Pro is the only braid I'll use. I've tried about every brand out there nothing lasts like PP

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Braid isn't worth a crap in rocks.  Thought about trying it on a spinning rod this year, but there's no point.  I'll just end up hating it after one or two trips and throwing it in the trash.

Just like I have with every other braid I've tried.

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I gave up on braid also. Florocarbon does give you good sensitivity so I switched to that. RW have you tried YoSuri H2O?

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No, and I don't recall anyone posting anything

about it either.

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I remember hearing that lots of stick in the mud types hated "that new plastic rod material" when it first came out too- I think it was called graphite. ;D

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Braid isn't worth a crap in rocks. Thought about trying it on a spinning rod this year, but there's no point. I'll just end up hating it after one or two trips and throwing it in the trash.

Just like I have with every other braid I've tried.

I'm going to have to agree with the burley man here.Useless around rocks.

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what's everbodys deal with power pro? that was the first braid i ever tried a couple years ago and it flat out sucked. did i get a bad spool or something? its so waxy and stiff. gets a little better when its broken in i guess. after that i tried suffix and i gotta tell you it was a dream compared to that PP, nice and limber, but still not very strong. diawa makes nice braided

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"Braided line" for FISHING??

No Way...that's a fate worse than death!

But I do use a length of Berkley Fireline braid

as a safety-line for my boat trailer

8-) ;D

Roger

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I love braid for certain situations. Especially a heavy jig in the hydrilla, a frog, and the main line on my c-rig. Other than that i have switched to XPS floro for a lot of my other set ups.

Of course, I still have to use my "big game" for a few set ups to.

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However, after experimenting with PP 50/12

this past fall and winter, I am a believer. I am

fishing PP on a dedicated jig rig and one for

weighted soft plastics.

The advantage is more than just feeling a bite,

its feeling the bottom and every pebble or twig!

When combined with very sensitive rods, the

difference in braid is night and day.

8-)

A man gotta do what he gotta do even though he dont like to do what he gotta do.  ;)

I also hate braided line but ..... look above.  ::)

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I love braid for certain situations. Especially a heavy jig in the hydrilla.

I keep one reel loaded with it for anything I do in the weeds.  Braid does have it's place.

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RW..try the Diawa Samuri..I use the 55# braid, mainly for flippin, pitchin, and on my swimbait rig. Not sure if I'd use it for other apps..The yozuri ultrasoft works pretty good for the rest.

Btw, I spooled up some 15# ultrasoft, and was pleasently surprised at how well this stuff cast's.  ;)

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I think once a person gets past it's disadvantages and annoyances, like the noise it makes in your rod guides, the epic backlashes and slippery knots, they realize it has plenty of advantages and begin to appreciate it as another tool that you can exploit to make you a better fisherman.

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I don't experience any of these things.. ;)

I think once a person gets past it's disadvantages and annoyances, like the noise it makes in your rod guides, the epic backlashes and slippery knots, they realize it has plenty of advantages and begin to appreciate it as another tool that you can exploit to make you a better fisherman.

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I use all braid on my set ups and it does not backlash(anglers does), knots are stronger than any other line and i love the sound it makes coming through my guides! Especially on the hookset!

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Have used braid before and hated it..but i tried 65# Power P ro on my 7'6" Carrrot Stix with Revo STX and i absolutely love it..I feel ever branch underwater with worms and jigs, and the vibration from rattle traps almost numbs ur arms..and the hook set is sure and true..the strength of the line..well I cant break it. If it were less visible in clear water id use nothing else but for weed and wood cover in stained water nothing else compares.

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I think once a person gets past it's disadvantages and annoyances, like the noise it makes in your rod guides, the epic backlashes and slippery knots, they realize it has plenty of advantages and begin to appreciate it as another tool that you can exploit to make you a better fisherman.

Epic Backlashes & slippery knots?   :-?

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However, after experimenting with PP 50/12

this past fall and winter, I am a believer. I am

fishing PP on a dedicated jig rig and one for

weighted soft plastics.

The advantage is more than just feeling a bite,

its feeling the bottom and every pebble or twig!

When combined with very sensitive rods, the

difference in braid is night and day.

8-)

Good for you Roadwarrior,you've seen the light!

I use braid,in Yellow and White...for EVERYTHING!.Worried about fish seeing the braid? Permanent marker and theres your camoflage. Lots of you guys I think,are old school,don't wanna change etc.. The stuff is just better.Sensitivity,much easier hookset,no stretch,lasts much longer,the list goes on and on. Yes,braid is not good around rocks,but thats where you tie on a leader. Even with a leader attached,it's a zillion times better than fluoro or mono or copoly. This nonsense about braid having no stretch and pulling hooks out of a fishes mouth? Can't throw crankbaits? Cmon guys,adjust your drags accordingly and things will be rosy.  It can be used for EVERYTHING with very good results. Exclusive BRAID user since 1994.

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