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#11584982 - 05/05/16 11:29 AM punching braid?
centexbassboy Offline
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What brand of braid should i buy to punch thick hydrilla. Remember this is hydrilla under the water not hydrilla mats. And what pound test of braid should i use?

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#11584984 - 05/05/16 11:30 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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I use 55-70lb Daiwa Samurai
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#11584989 - 05/05/16 11:31 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Can you still cast far with the 70lb braid?

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#11584996 - 05/05/16 11:36 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Originally Posted By: centexbassboy
Can you still cast far with the 70lb braid?


Yes it casts just fine but if you are truly punching then you are not casting far at all. I choose line size based on the rod specs, the amount of grass/cover, the size of weight/bait and the size of fish I am expecting.
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#11584998 - 05/05/16 11:38 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Okay. Well i fish a pond with very thick hydrilla.

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#11585013 - 05/05/16 11:46 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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centex, are you just coincidentally using the word "punching" because you want to have line strong enough to fish where there is hydrilla, or because you are going to be using the "punching" technique?

"Punching" is a specialty technique done with a very heavy/stiff rod that is really a derivative of flipping: there are no overhand casts with the rod, so the line diameter doesn't come into play like it would for traditional casting of a texas rigged worm for instance. The answers you are getting are for this technique because of the use of "punching".

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#11585020 - 05/05/16 11:49 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Never had an issue with 65 lb power pro
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#11585081 - 05/05/16 12:19 PM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Power Pro Super Slick

My favorite braided line is the Super Slick. This line is very rounded so it casts further, easier. It goes through your guides very well and it doesn't make a lot of noise. This line is also super strong and very impact resistant. It's the best braided line on the market if you ask me.
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#11585256 - 05/05/16 02:06 PM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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I like Super Slick 8 also. Since it is woven with 8 fibers instead of 4, it doesn't flatten out and catch the wind as bad. Also agree on less guide noise. I've switched to it for all casting, still using up the regular on pitch and flip rigs.

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#11585899 - 05/05/16 07:15 PM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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For what you said 25lb flouro.

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#11585934 - 05/05/16 07:40 PM Re: punching braid? [Re: bigbass94]
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What color Super Slick do you guys use and what test? What knot do you use ? I typically use a palomar knot, will that work on Super Slick ? Thanks
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#11585966 - 05/05/16 07:51 PM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Just send your loop end Iof the Palomar through the hook eye twice.
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#11586879 - 05/06/16 10:42 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
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Originally Posted By: centexbassboy
What brand of braid should i buy to punch thick hydrilla. Remember this is hydrilla under the water not hydrilla mats. And what pound test of braid should i use?


Suffic 832 65lb. Doesn't matter if it's matted or under the water.

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#11586975 - 05/06/16 11:25 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: centexbassboy]
centexbassboy Offline
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I used the term "punching" because i really dont know what to call it. I am throwing from the bank about 25-30 yards out and the hydrilla comes all the way up to about a foot below the surface. And the hydrilla is very thick. And these fish are out in the hydrilla and i dont know wether i should use a very heavy weight and get the bait in the hydrilla or just use a very light weight and drag it on top of the hydrilla.

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#11587011 - 05/06/16 11:45 AM Re: punching braid? [Re: Fish Killer]
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