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#11270686 - 12/08/15 05:26 PM Braid for flipping jigs
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
I have 20# fluorocarbon on my jig rod. Today, when I had a little over-run and had to strip a few feet of line off and reel it back on, it had coils that made it hard to deal with. So, I plan to take it off and spool on some braid that I will use with a fluoro leader. I fish in grass, but it is not terribly thick and heavy. What is the LIGHEST braid that you would use for casting and pitching jigs under these conditions?

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#11270707 - 12/08/15 05:37 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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40 is the lightest I would use. It has smaller diameter than the 20# fluoro you've been using. Why not? I'll bet you can get away with no leader. Try it.

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#11270759 - 12/08/15 06:09 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for the reply Ken. I want to get the yellow high visibility line and, therefore, will use a fluoro leader.


Edited by fish 'till I drop (12/08/15 06:11 PM)

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#11270890 - 12/08/15 07:19 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Dubee Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Loc: Godley Tx
If you want hi vis braid. Color 5-6 ft with a marker instead of using a leader.

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#11270992 - 12/08/15 07:55 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Loc: Austin, TX
Dubee, that is a great idea. I don't like having to use a leader, so this is what I will do. Thanks very much.

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#11271133 - 12/08/15 08:50 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Posts: 69
I have been using sufix 832 and love it

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#11271480 - 12/09/15 06:36 AM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Loc: Nebraska
I keep a green marker in my boat just for this purpose sine the color on braid will fade. Works great

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#11271535 - 12/09/15 07:10 AM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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I use the yellow Power Pro on my spinning reels for fishing wacky worms, I keep a black magic marker in the boat for coloring 6-8 feet. One tip I can share, take a utility knife and cut a slot in the tip to pull your line through, I saw this somewhere, works like a charm.
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#11271639 - 12/09/15 08:12 AM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Good stuff guys....thanks

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#11271708 - 12/09/15 08:36 AM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Power Pro Super Slick


Definitely gonna want to go with this line. I've used the 15# for flipping countless times. This is the best braid that I've found, bar none! I can count on 1 finger where I've broken off on the 15#; I've never broken off on anything over 15# in this line. It's super strong! It's has the smooth outer coating so you can cast it a mile without the line digging in to your spool. They have green or brown line and I choose which color I use based on whether I'm fishing grass or timber. You can also keep a Sharpie on board and color the last 6-8 feet of the line.
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#11271715 - 12/09/15 08:38 AM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Great topic. Any of you guys using braid exclusively on pretty much everything ?
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#11271825 - 12/09/15 09:11 AM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
50-65 maxima braid is my favorite. Original powerpro for the money.

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#11272429 - 12/09/15 01:53 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 647
Had an Elite pro tell me that braid will cost you bites. Since he is by far better at this fishing thing than I am I will listen. I only use it if flipping heavy vegetation.

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#11272537 - 12/09/15 02:56 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
In clear water I could see it costing you a few bites. Flipping, like the OP asked about, you get most of your bites on the initial drop. It is more of a reaction strike as the bait falls down in front of them. I think it is worth trying. The nice thing about braid is that it has no memory. That is one of the primary things the OP was complaining about.

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#11272642 - 12/09/15 03:49 PM Re: Braid for flipping jigs [Re: fish 'till I drop]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Samurai braid 55 is the supplest best line I've used... Its almost 2 supple you could move up to the 70lb and it would feel like power pro's 50. I use both but have been moving more and more to the samuri.

marker thing works great
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