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Does braid cause more 'backlash'???

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I'm new to using braid.

Recently I spooled up three of my old baitcasters with 30lb and 50lb 'InvisBraid', and I'm getting a high percentage of backlashes! I'm a reasonably-experienced baitcaster, and with these same reels using mono I rarely had a backlash in hours of casting, even into the wind. But the same reels with this InviBraid seem to 'catch' a backlash every third cast or so, despite carefull thumbing.

Only by cranking the spool and brake settings right down can I get consistent casts, but with reduced distance. Has anybody else had this problem? Are all braids more 'backlash-prone' than mono? Or are some braids just more prone than others?

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55lb Diawa Samuri braid, Chronarch bpv 101 reel, very seldom get a backlash, except on a light bait casted into the wind..I get way less backlashes with the braid vs mono or fluro. I have No brakes, and little to no spool friction.

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suffix has been money for me.

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I think braid will backlash a little more than other lines.  All lines are pulled off the spool as the lure is cast, but on mono and fluoro, the line is also pushed through the rod guides by line coming off the spool.  That doesn't happen as well with braid because woven braids have less "body" or linear density.  You might try a fused superline like Berkley Fireline if woven braid is giving you problems.  It casts very much like mono.

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Maybe a little more, but they certainly are harder to pick out of braided line.

I should add, that when you are picking them out, a lot less damage is done to the line than with any other line.

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Maybe a little more, but they certainly are harder to pick out of braided line.

not heavier braid. Heavy braid is extremely easy to pick out.

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How do you guys figure that braid backlashes more than other lines...?  Providing that your using Quality braid.  :)

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I always carry a crochet hook when using braid because it is harder to untangle than mono. I don't have any more backlashes with it than with mono though.

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I have been using 50lb power pro for awhile now.  The only time I get any serious backlash is when I have all my brakes off for flip n pitch then forget and try to make a long cast, even then it isn't that bad.

Cliff

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If U are having alot of backlashes with braid, U need to have the line on the spool as tight as U can, at the end of the day fishing braid I will let out all the line on the spool and rewind all the line back on to the spool as tight as I can.

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I have less backlashes using 30 lb power pro and they are easier to pick out.  I think it is because braid has no memory therefore it wraps around the spool nice and tight and doesn't want to get loose on the spool like mono does which can cause the backlashes.

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mono has the be spooled on right since it has memory and wants to unwind in a certain direction braid is not like this idk why you have this problem but i have realized that my braid feels lighter than my mono and the are of same diameter. braid is a pain to untangle when backlashed and they dig into the spool very deep when im trying to break the line when im snagged keep looking and testing to try and figure out whats wrong

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You will have better luck with thicker line.

I use 50/.014", but a lot of guys prefer

65/.016" or 80/.017".

8-)

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It won't cause more backlashes...you will cause the backlashes if you don't know what you're doing :) That's why I use very little braid.

You're missing out.  Some of the worst backlashes I've had are from hitting objects on the fly, like dock posts and overhanging limbs. It happens if you're fishing aggressively.

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