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#10770324 - 04/15/15 03:03 PM do you like Braid
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 448
Loc: Lewisville Tx
line for Crappie fishing? what test and why?

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#10770342 - 04/15/15 03:08 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
Ranger7 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/14
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I user 6lbs high vis yellow mono line. Why? It's cheaper LOL. Pulled out 20lbs buffalo on it last week LOL

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#10770372 - 04/15/15 03:18 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
wacorusty Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
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I prefer mono. I can feel it better and I like to be able to bounce out of a deep pile.

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#10770493 - 04/15/15 04:00 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
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Loc: Lindale, Texas
Nope! Siege suffix clear mono... 6 or 8 lb
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#10770560 - 04/15/15 04:40 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
bayoubob Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
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Fireline Crystal. 2 or 4 lb. It gives me the sensitivity to feel fish you wont feel on mono. can cast much further and will feel everything as the jig cruises along. Its just my opinion.


Edited by bayoubob (04/15/15 04:40 PM)
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#10770597 - 04/15/15 04:57 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
Mo Online   content
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I use braid for fishing deeper than 12 ft. Bridges , timber and brushpiles.

For me , the " feel " disappears at a certain depth with mono.

Spring mono and light jigs = no sensitivity,

Mono for shallow water and dock shooting.


good luck

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#10770776 - 04/15/15 06:38 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
clay83 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 420
Loc: Lake Palestine
Of the 8 rods I fish all but 2 have braid on them. I keep 1 short rod with 8 lb mono to shoot docks and 1 long pole with 8 lb sufix siege to fish brush piles that are not to deep or thick. I like to fish down in the brush and I have pulled many big fish out of brush after they wrap up that I would have lost if I was using mono. In the end it all comes down to preference and what you are confident in.

Clay

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#10770813 - 04/15/15 06:57 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
texboxer Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1235
Loc: Hewitt/Waco
BoneHead hi vis braid on all my jigging poles. Whether I'm fishing deep or shallow. And I don't use a leader. I tie directly to the jig.
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#10770827 - 04/15/15 07:05 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
tundra rich Offline
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Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 390
Loc: corsicana, tx
yep, 10 lb. test 2 lb. diameter, reason being, mono gets scuffed up on just about everything a crappie likes. (Stumps, Brush, bridges, mouth of crappie)
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#10771038 - 04/15/15 08:40 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: texboxer]
Joe Slab Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1273
Loc: NTX
Originally Posted By: texboxer
BoneHead hi vis braid on all my jigging poles. Whether I'm fishing deep or shallow. And I don't use a leader. I tie directly to the jig.
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#10771360 - 04/15/15 10:52 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
SaltyDawg88 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 1844
Loc: Bartlett,Texas
All but 2 of my reels have braid on them except 2 that have Mono. thos 2 stay in the garage every trip. I prefer PowerPro Hi-viz yellow 20# the best but also use Spiderwire. I have a mixture of 10 - 50# test on different rods. I like the no stretch sensitivity and can feel a mosquito land on the line.

I also use it on my Hybrid/whites and Catfish combos too.

I don't like loosing fish due to break-offs. I have worked a many a crappie loose that had me wrapped up in a brush pile.
I would rather bend hooks than break off. It does take some getting use to. I also have taught myself how to not pull up brush piles with it too.
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#10771436 - 04/16/15 12:04 AM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 04/17/13
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Loc: Keller, TX
I prefer 10lb braid to a 8lb fluoro leader. You literally feel everything, but it is a pain if you break off and that's the only reason I spool with 8lb fluoro. Other than that braid is my favorite
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#10772901 - 04/16/15 03:05 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
Mike Andrews Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 4545
Loc: Red Oak
20# Sufix 832 w/ 8# fluoro leader.

Before the flames start I'm fully aware I don't need 20# line to handle crappie but the 20# 832 handles so much better than the 10# it's not even a contest. It also is the same approximate diameter as 6# mono so other than the tensile strength it's not as heavy as you would suspect.
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#10773102 - 04/16/15 04:29 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: Mike Andrews]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
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Loc: Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: Mike Andrews
20# Sufix 832 w/ 8# fluoro leader.

Before the flames start I'm fully aware I don't need 20# line to handle crappie but the 20# 832 handles so much better than the 10# it's not even a contest. It also is the same approximate diameter as 6# mono so other than the tensile strength it's not as heavy as you would suspect.



I'm with you on this Mike but I use 20# PowerPro with 12# fluro leader. The 12 pound fluro makes it easier to tie on the leader and it doesn't slip due to the diameter. I use braid 100% of the time except with slip corks or dock shooting.
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#10774029 - 04/16/15 10:31 PM Re: do you like Braid [Re: hawghoover]
Jon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/01
Posts: 3934
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Braid with fluoro leader guys: What knot do you like for joining the braid to the fluoro?

I like braid for the improved feel - like a direct piece of steel connecting the rod to the jig.
What's weird is catching a sizeable bluegill on braid with a St. Croix graphite rod. The feel of the way those fish fight with their sideways herky jerky tugs transferred straight into the rod is like something banging directly into the rod. Strangest crazy feeling thing till you get used to it.
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