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Mono or Braid??

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I cant decide what line to use for largemouth fishing. I love how braided line has low memory but I dont care for the fact that it doesnt have any stretch and can pull the bait right out of the fishes mouth when setting the hook. And I love how mono has a decent amount of stretch.......but it also has somewhat of a memory and comes off the reel in loops.

So what type of line would you reccomend?

Im using a spinning reel and fish plastic worms most often.

Thanks for any help guys!

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Have you tried braid with a mono/fluoro leader?

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Use this knot ---> http://www.stripersonline.com/Pages/Articles/article_arby_albertos_knot.shtml

Remember the braid is the green line in the diagram.

And as for how much, you generally want around the length of the rod in mono.

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Many use enough line to go from the rod tip down to the reel.

Uni to uni is a good knot when tying braid to mono.

Also, which rod are you using (If you don't mind me asking)?

I ask because I used to use braid on my plastics rod and never had a problem with setting the hook.

Ended up switching to yo-zuri hybrid and I'll recommend it to anyone.

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Many use enough line to go from the rod tip down to the reel.

Uni to uni is a good knot when tying braid to mono.

Also, which rod are you using (If you don't mind me asking)?

I ask because I used to use braid on my plastics rod and never had a problem with setting the hook.

Ended up switching to yo-zuri hybrid and I'll recommend it to anyone.

I used the Uni-uni once, but will never again. Because the knot is so big and bulky it gets caught in your guides, causing backlashes from hell, and lost lures flying to sea.

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Many use enough line to go from the rod tip down to the reel.

Uni to uni is a good knot when tying braid to mono.

Also, which rod are you using (If you don't mind me asking)?

I ask because I used to use braid on my plastics rod and never had a problem with setting the hook.

Ended up switching to yo-zuri hybrid and I'll recommend it to anyone.

I used the Uni-uni once, but will never again. Because the knot is so big and bulky it gets caught in your guides, causing backlashes from hell, and lost lures flying to sea.

I never had a problem with it when I used a leader for about a week.

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No, you cant reel a barrel swivel through your rod guides. And if you do use one your going to have to cast with atleast 2 feet of line out, which is unpractical and will helicopter which is not good.

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Always user a uni to uni, never had any problems with the knot going through the guides. The key is to keep your loops in order. I do 7 to 8 loops on the braid side, and 6 on the fluro side. Cinch them up tight (wet the lines) and you should wind up with a knot that's skinny, and about 1/8 to 3/16 long. I have used this knot for heavy swimbaits, and never had one snap.

If your not wanting to use a fluro, or mono, might consider a copoly, which has some stretch, is more sensitive than mono, has better abrasion resistance than fluro.

Also, if your going to use a leader, you can get away with 3' or longer, depending on the circumstances.

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I only use braid, mono is in the past for me.  I use a swivel with about 15-18" leader, perfect hookups with a wrist flick for setting the hook. Try topshotting with about 60 yds of braid, if you don't like it try something else, experiment to see what you like the best.

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I use copoly and braid.  For jigs,  worms and other soft plastics I like braid because of the "no stretch" and its strength.  Its a more positive hook set.  These same lures are used around heavy cover often also.

With copoly I can make longer casts and it is more forgiving when fishing cranks, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits.  IMO its easy rip the bait out of the fishes mouth w/ braid unless you are really used to it.  I'm trigger happy and tend to react too quickly to strikes sometimes.

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I absolutely love braid.  it's all i use on spinning and baitcasters.  Cant beat it in my opinion.  some people will only use fluoro or mono. Different strokes for different folks.  One thing i keep in mind with braid is you dont have to have the grandpa hookset! Also remember to keep those hooks sharp!

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