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#10882620 - 05/29/15 11:56 PM Swimbaits
D-Mert Offline
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Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 76
Loc: Waxahachie, Tx
What's your preference on line for swimbaits. Braid, floro, mono? Lb test? Interested to know since I'm looking at trying out some new techniques

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#10882800 - 05/30/15 06:33 AM Re: Swimbaits [Re: D-Mert]
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4035
Loc: somervell county
I use braid, floro, mono... for various techniques but for medium-large swimbaits(2oz & up) I have been using strait 20lb mono.
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#10882801 - 05/30/15 06:34 AM Re: Swimbaits [Re: D-Mert]
JPeel Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
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Loc: 3gunning somewhere
Search feature is your friend....

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/10852545/Searchpage/2/Main/873124/Words/swimbait/Search/true/Braid_or_fluoro_for_CR's_and_s#Post10852545

This is just one of probably hundreds of posts on the topic of swimbaits and line.

Personal preference is 20 and 25lb Abrazx and 25lb mean green mono.
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#10883058 - 05/30/15 09:10 AM Re: Swimbaits [Re: D-Mert]
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Registered: 07/23/14
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You can use flouro on smaller swimbaits and be ok but I personally wouldn't use it on big swimbaits. Your cat off chances increase with flouro on the big ones. Not a fun thing to see especially if it is a high dollar lure. I was braid until I fished with Matt Reed one time he said it was costing me bites. I have used 20lb copoly ever since.

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#10883369 - 05/30/15 11:29 AM Re: Swimbaits [Re: D-Mert]
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Registered: 10/19/05
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Loc: 3gunning somewhere
I throw baits up to 8oz on Abrazx and have never cast off a bait. As long as you don't have a kink in the high stress portion of your line, the first 6' or so, and don't have a major stoppage backlash mid cast, there's no reason to fear a cast off with quality fluoro. I fish with a couple of guides who are swimbait experts and they use fluoro as well, even on their client rods.
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