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#11295106 - 12/21/15 08:26 AM Cranking with braid?
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12416
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I was wondering if any of you crankers out there use braid throwing deep crank baits or cranking shallow either with a leader or no leader? If so, why do you like braid better than fluorocarbon or a co-polymer line?

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#11295118 - 12/21/15 08:28 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 664
All braid, no leaders. I fish a lot wood (Falcon) and others. I like my braid. 2cents
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#11295259 - 12/21/15 09:32 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 836
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Same here. All braid, no leader. I strongly prefer braid for cranks.
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#11295274 - 12/21/15 09:42 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
dudley44 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/12
Posts: 139
Loc: Stephenville Texas
I drop down to 30# for crankin--thin,stout,very good feel
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#11295339 - 12/21/15 10:19 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 2688
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
if you want to groove your guides and only get 15 feet out of a DD22 then go for it. I'll stick with fluoro...
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#11295427 - 12/21/15 10:54 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 708
I agree with fishinfellow. Going to cost you depth unless your long lining. I fished with Matt Reed last year and I was throwing a swimbait with light braid and he told me that it was costing me bites. Doesn't mean you wont catch them with braid. I figured he knows a lot more about this fishing thing than me so when you have a pro give you a tip you might want to use it. If you want to give it a try I would suggest using a heavy core braid. TufLine makes one I use for flippin and punchin heavy stuff and has worked really well.

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#11296198 - 12/21/15 05:13 PM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Amberlamps Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 274
Loc: Austin, TX
All braid , no leader for me! 20lb test suffix 832


Edited by Amberlamps (12/21/15 05:14 PM)
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#11296227 - 12/21/15 05:31 PM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 15073
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
No braid for me when throwing cranks. IMO you get fewer bites. I like copolymer for CB's. I also use green line.....only color of line that cannot be detected by underwater photography.

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#11296262 - 12/21/15 05:44 PM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: Fishinfellow]
Finesse Master Online   content
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 751
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
if you want to groove your guides and only get 15 feet out of a DD22 then go for it. I'll stick with fluoro...
+1 best way to destroy a high dollar cranking rod. 15lb flouro is my go to line for cranks.
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#11296814 - 12/21/15 09:26 PM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Lone Star Ranger Offline
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Registered: 02/04/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Arlington, Texas
I prefer flouro in most situations. Stained water or fishing heavily wooded areas I like braid as I would rather straighten a hook versus lose a handful of $6 to $12 dollar crankbaits.

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#11296945 - 12/21/15 10:47 PM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
northdallasfisherman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 1200
Loc: north texas
Fluoro all day. Gets the crank deep and has good flex. Keeps from ripping the crank out.
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#11296955 - 12/21/15 11:01 PM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
northdallasfisherman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 1200
Loc: north texas
Fluoro all day. Gets the crank deep and has good flex. Keeps from ripping the crank out. Braid will not let crank goes as deep and it's easier to rip those trebles out their mouth
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#11296984 - 12/22/15 12:05 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
toddfish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1055
Loc: East Montgomery County
Definitely flouro!

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#11297075 - 12/22/15 06:49 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Puma Jim Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 649
Loc: Nebraska
So you guys that use braid just curious why you do that for cranking? I love braid but only for frogging and heavy cover pitching

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#11297155 - 12/22/15 07:47 AM Re: Cranking with braid? [Re: ezbassin]
Dan90210 Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 24094
Loc: Denton County
I have used 20# braid and never had any issues.

Not noticed any etching or damage to my Crank rod and been doing it like that on that set up for years.

After reading some of the comments here I might rethink that and try floro... but why fix whats not broken?
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