Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
brushhoggin

Pound Test Suggestions

Recommended Posts

buzz frog bite is on and i'm comfortable with my ribbit rigged on a 5/0 horny toad screw lock, so it's a fairly light set up to be throwing with 55 lb braid, and distance is lacking. also my line comes to a violent halt during mid-cast because of how light it is. and i have experimented to no end with brake settings but distance suffers even more. so how low can i go, considering i'll be fishing in and around full blown lily pad fields? by the way i'm using a 7'6" H rod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't have your reel adjusted properly and put some KVD line treatment on. After that learn to throw that lure with the heavy action rod. If you can't handle it, change to the Zoom Horny Toad, it weighs more.

I throw swimming frogs with 50, 65, and 80# braid with no problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah i feel pretty confident in my reel settings, i've had these reels for over 2 years now, i'm just going to have to try the line conditioner as i wasn't aware it worked with braid. and yes the horny toads are heavier but the ribbits cause a tad more turbulence and its a good option to have when the conditions warrant it. thanks wayne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might try letting your line out behind the boat and reeling it back up. Sounds like it is digging into itself causing the bungee effect you're getting so letting it out and reeling it back up should make it lay right again. I'm sure there are ways to keep braid from digging into itself and causing this problem to start with but I'm not sure how to prevent it! I don't smaller line is your answer here though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got to go with Wayne. What you're describing is your reel isn't set correctly for the bait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...