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What all can i use braided line for.Ect. worms,spinnerbaits,jigs,topwater?

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You can use braided line for whatever you want, its all preference really...

I use braid for worms (weighless), t-rigs, and jigs...

I like to use braid because you can feel everything with it, but on windy days I prefer floro/mono for weightless because floro/mono doesn't get blown around like braid does.

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If the water is pretty stained, i always go to braided lines, but with clear water fluoro is probably your best bet. but as all around i use braid for my main line and fluorocarbon as my leader (connected by a swivel). thats the best IMO

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I use braid to fluoro with a uni-uni connection for almost all of my fishing.  I've got no complaints at all with it.  It makes worm fishing ridiculously simple.  The sensitivity with it compared to mono is gross.

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I use braid for heavier lures (over 1/4oz) in situations where the cover is very thick; weeds, stumps, anything that could potentially break mono. Fluoro is pretty good in these situations also but braid is strong for its size, i love it.

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How long of a leader do u usually use?

When I fish T-rings,C-rigs jigs ect ect more less any bottom contact lure I will use a 6-7 foot long FC top shot setup. I use Megabass Dragon call FC to top shot with and ONLY Daiwa Sumari braid I use 55# with my top shot being 12# or 16#. you get almost the same feel as straight braid and when using such a premium braid and FC I feel that the sensitivity is even better then lets say using PP with no learder... I fish this setup on 19 of the 25 setups that are always in the boat (All bait casters) straight Daiwa braid on 4 of the other 6 and one with 25# Sunline Shooter FC for some swim baits and 12# Sunline Shooter on a deep cranking rod. my one spinning reel has 18# Daiwa Braid on it and that 18# line is thinner then 10# PP its THIN.... I dont really use it I have Pixy's to handle all the spinning reel stuff lol.

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What all can i use braided line for.Ect. worms,spinnerbaits,jigs,topwater?

IMHO you can use Braid for more less anything so long as you have the right rod. I crank with braid 90% of the time but I have a rod that can still keep the fish hooked up you have to remember when dealing with small treble hooks if you use braid you need a slower and softer rod to protect the hooks from ripping out. about the only thing I dont like using braid for is swim baits 2OZ's and over because some of my swim baits are 50-80 dollars and if something happens (IE: a back lash, reel engage mid cast any type of sudden stop) your braid will snap it cant handle that type of impact and WILL snap and you can just watch as your high dollar swim bait (Or any heavier lure for that matter) go flying and then swim to the bottom of the lake. so after loosing a matts hard gill (50 bucks) because of a fish I just hooked and the braid dug in the spool and when it hit that spot in the cast that sudden STOP snapped it like nothing and it happens a lot it wasnt bad braid or anything like that ask anyone and they will tell you it can happen and does. so for me any lure over 2ozs, I fish on most of the time sunline shooter 25#FC. but other then  that I love braid on almost everything.

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How long of a leader do u usually use?

When I fish T-rings,C-rigs jigs ect ect more less any bottom contact lure I will use a 6-7 foot long FC top shot setup. I use Megabass Dragon call FC to top shot with and ONLY Daiwa Sumari braid I use 55# with my top shot being 12# or 16#. you get almost the same feel as straight braid and when using such a premium braid and FC I feel that the sensitivity is even better then lets say using PP with no learder... I fish this setup on 19 of the 25 setups that are always in the boat (All bait casters) straight Daiwa braid on 4 of the other 6 and one with 25# Sunline Shooter FC for some swim baits and 12# Sunline Shooter on a deep cranking rod. my one spinning reel has 18# Daiwa Braid on it and that 18# line is thinner then 10# PP its THIN.... I dont really use it I have Pixy's to handle all the spinning reel stuff lol.

Thanks for the reply. ATM all i have is a local tackle shop and an academy close by, and im pretty sure they dont have the daiwa braided. I was wanting to try this setup sunday. Is there any other braid that u can recommend that i might find.

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to me its not as good as top shotting but it works fine and a lot of people love this type of setup.

use a uni to uni knot with like 40# PP or Sufix and then a 4-5 foot long FC leader if you go with lets say 40# PP I would use a FC of slightly lower Dia. (.013) if it was me I would use like lets say Berkley Vanish (Crappy FC to fish with but its cheap and makes good leader with out breaking the bank and its thinner then 100% pro grade berkley) of 10# (.011) or 12# (.012) or 50# PP (.014) and Vanish 14# (.013) or 17# (.015)..

I like to keep my leader with a uni to uni knot slightly smaller then the main line BUT as long as its close you can go ever so slightly higher.

Top shot is MUCH MUCH better however harder to rig and its almost a must to use premium lines that cost a lot but once you have the lines you like to use to top shot it dont cost much after that because one spool of high end FC last forever to make leaders out of. Uni to Uni setups WILL increase your catch rate IMHO and the FC is MUCH more abrasion resistant the braid and that alone will land you more fish.

How long of a leader do u usually use?

When I fish T-rings,C-rigs jigs ect ect more less any bottom contact lure I will use a 6-7 foot long FC top shot setup. I use Megabass Dragon call FC to top shot with and ONLY Daiwa Sumari braid I use 55# with my top shot being 12# or 16#. you get almost the same feel as straight braid and when using such a premium braid and FC I feel that the sensitivity is even better then lets say using PP with no learder... I fish this setup on 19 of the 25 setups that are always in the boat (All bait casters) straight Daiwa braid on 4 of the other 6 and one with 25# Sunline Shooter FC for some swim baits and 12# Sunline Shooter on a deep cranking rod. my one spinning reel has 18# Daiwa Braid on it and that 18# line is thinner then 10# PP its THIN.... I dont really use it I have Pixy's to handle all the spinning reel stuff lol.

Thanks for the reply. ATM all i have is a local tackle shop and an academy close by, and im pretty sure they dont have the daiwa braided. I was wanting to try this setup sunday. Is there any other braid that u can recommend that i might find.

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Oh yeah Power-Pro has a Hollow braid now to so you can top shot with that if you can find it and its MUCH cheaper then Daiwa braid and the other highend braids out there and plus MUCH easier to get a hold of.

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I hate braided line! But I have to say that I have recently swapped my baitcasters to braid cause when the fish is in the salad, braid won't break off. I try to keep braid primarily on my topwater baits.

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I use braid on everything except my cranking setup (fluoroclear on that one).

With the braid, I add a leader if the water is clear or lightly stained, but run straight braid on my flippin rod as there's usually so much vegetation or junk that the line is nearly camoflauged anyhow. (Daiwa Samurai 70#.. this stuff is awesome!).

With the leaders, I use only Seaguar fluorocarbon leader material (comes in 25yrd spools).  I make the leader approx 6-7' long but that depends on what rod its on.  If its on my pitchin' rods, I make the leader just short enough that the knot where it meets the braid is past the tip (out of the guides) when the lure is in my hand at the reel.  So on a 7'0 rod, the leader is about 6'6" long.  This way, the knot never interferes with the pitch/cast.

I really think the fluoro leaders have increased my hit percentages compared to straight braid, but they also keep the sensitivity of the braid on 95% of the line, so there's really no significant loss of sensitivity when using the leader.  The fact that the fluoro is nearly invisible underwater is its biggest benefit in gin-clear lakes -- less chance of spooking the fish.

FWIW, My leaders range from 15# to 25# test depending on the application.

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I hate braided line! But I have to say that I have recently swapped my baitcasters to braid cause when the fish is in the salad, braid won't break off. I try to keep braid primarily on my topwater baits.

Why do you hate it but use it ?

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The only reason I use braid is that the sawgrass and brush won't cut it.

The reasons I do not like braid are

1. Fish can see it.

2. It won't break when you really need it too especially when your hung up on a gator.

3. No stretch

4. And lastly...Fish see it.

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