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#10981535 - 07/16/15 03:57 PM Can 'o Worms
tuck4x4 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 82
I have never used anything but mono. 90% of what I fish are ponds, lake shore, although I do have a buddy with en empty seat every month or so.

I carry one rod that would probably be considered a worm rod, but I use it for plastics, cranks, and frogs.

Id kind of like to try braid, but don't want to invest if its not going to be good for my uses.

Any recommendations please?

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#10981582 - 07/16/15 04:22 PM Re: Can 'o Worms [Re: tuck4x4]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
well....if you only have 1 rod to use...I wouldn't use Braid....I would use a 15-17lb flouro....it will suit your needs for just about everything. Only real reason to use braid if you haven't used it before would be on a frog rod or a heavy flippin stick. If you are froggin in nasty stuff or flipping gnarly junk, you wont need braid.

Lots of people use 10-20lb braid as main line and use a flouro/mono leader....you may try that if you want.....

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#10981614 - 07/16/15 04:38 PM Re: Can 'o Worms [Re: tuck4x4]
tuck4x4 Offline
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Posts: 82
Ok, Ill go buy some today and swap it out.

Which Fluorocarbon would you recommend for a first timer? Im reading reviews, but they are all over.

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#10981856 - 07/16/15 06:39 PM Re: Can 'o Worms [Re: tuck4x4]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 1934
Loc: Lake Lavon
I tried braid and ended up not really liking as much as I thought I would. I really hated when I got a knot in the line it was impossible to untangle and had to end up cutting it and retying a lot. Everyone's different. Only thing I did like was the strength I never broke it off thats for sure! I usually use 12lb mono for most of my fishing needs. Recently I decided to try some flouro for the leader on my fly line. One of my buddies had some 8lb seaguar red label it has a 6lb diameter and that was perfect as I was using 6lb mono and getting broke off a lot. I haven't broke off the 8lb flouro yet its very strong. I'm thinking of trying some 12 lb flouro on one of my spinning reels now.
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#10982719 - 07/17/15 08:19 AM Re: Can 'o Worms [Re: tuck4x4]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
There are a few brands out there that are solid....I'm a big fan of P-Line. Works well for me.

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#10983382 - 07/17/15 12:28 PM Re: Can 'o Worms [Re: musiclife_7]
BankBassin Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
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Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
Originally Posted By: musiclife_7
There are a few brands out there that are solid....I'm a big fan of P-Line. Works well for me.


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