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I am I the only fisherman who does this?

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My fishing buddies laugh at me when I burn the end of braid line. Everytime I re-tie a different lure on my braid, I burn the end. Am I to picky?? Or is this behavior normal?? For some odd reason I think the line is going to become undone if I don't burn the end. I think I am not crazy..lol.

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Never saw a need to burn braid.  maybe it depends on the type of braid you have..???

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I use 45lb Powerpro. I really don't think it needs to be burned, but I guess I am just finiky..lol..

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Not a new trick, saltwater captains have been doing this for years, that's where I learned it.  I use a cigarette to singe the end of braid, puts a little nib on it, knots do not pull though.

I do use a leader ( and swivel) with my braid so I don't do it as often as you.

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As long as you don't weaken the line up from the end with the heat, and it puts your mind at ease, I don't see the problem.

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I do mine, I think it's a habit carried over from burning the ends on small diameter rope and shoe strings that need it.

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Not a new trick, saltwater captains have been doing this for years, that's where I learned it. I use a cigarette to singe the end of braid, puts a little nib on it, knots do not pull though.

I do use a leader ( and swivel) with my braid so I don't do it as often as you.

Great, now I need to start smoking. :)

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DON'T START SMOKING !!!!!!!!!

They actually make a singeing tool, but I didn't think it was worth the money.

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Not silly at all...I see Carp fishermen doing it all the time with their braid.They say it helps keep it from slipping as it puts a small knot on the end of it.

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DON'T START SMOKING !!!!!!!!!

x2

You think the bait monkey is bad, try feeding Phillip Morris.  It's my one nasty habit that I left over from my days in the Army.  Granted, I smoke A LOT less than I used to, but it's still expensive as all hell.

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are you using a spectra-based braid or a dyneema-based braid?   the spectra lines i use don't need it but the dyneema line i used to use would fray like crazy and i practically had to seal the tips of that.

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I lost several tungsten weights before I started tying a couple knots on top of each other on my tag end.  I have a buddy that uses a lighter to burn the end.  I tie a palomar and had trouble with the knot pulling through. I would keep burning.

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