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#11727225 - 07/17/16 09:52 AM Carolina rig with braid main line?
OneFishAway Offline
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Registered: 02/17/15
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Loc: Parker County
After loosing $20 worth of tungsten weight yesterday i though about switching to a braid main line in an attempt to keep the swivel and weight and just break the leader. Anyone had any luck with this?
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#11727230 - 07/17/16 09:55 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1186
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
yep. That will work well. I don't use braid any more but when I did that's how I did it. However, if the weight is what gets hung up you will be cutting your line anyway.
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#11727232 - 07/17/16 09:55 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Casting the heavy weight with that much line out requires a little more finesse with braid, but it works. However, if it does wrap, you can snap at the spool. With braid floating, getting it back may be possible. Be aware of your knot, the rubbing may fray the braid, check often!
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#11727238 - 07/17/16 09:58 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
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Registered: 05/18/07
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Loc: Aledo
Depending on rod watch the gorilla hook sets, you will snap leaders quickly

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#11727240 - 07/17/16 10:01 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: WAWI]
Anchorman Offline
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Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
Depending on rod watch the gorilla hook sets, you will snap leaders quickly


True ^^^

I always used a sweeping hook set when I fish CR.
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#11727249 - 07/17/16 10:09 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: WAWI]
5Redman8 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Forney
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
Depending on rod watch the gorilla hook sets, you will snap leaders quickly


I tried and couldn't use braid because or snapping the leader. Changing my hook set for one technique messed me up.

20lb Seaguar main line is tough to break. I use 12 or 15lb leader and love it.
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#11727257 - 07/17/16 10:17 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 626
Loc: Denton TX
I broke off with braid too much at the leader. Fluoro main line for me

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#11727286 - 07/17/16 10:57 AM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
fishinlance Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 328
Loc: waxahachie
I like the combinations of tungsten and braid it like sending electricity thru the rod the sensitivity goes way up

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#11727456 - 07/17/16 01:18 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: David Burton]
LittleGazoo Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 843
Loc: Big Sandy, TX
Originally Posted By: David Burton
However, if it does wrap, you can snap at the spool. With braid floating, getting it back may be possible.

Or I might wrap it up in my trolling motor next trip.

Bring a dowel-rod & use it to pull or break.

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#11727481 - 07/17/16 01:41 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 16210
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I don't use tungsten with C-rig, but use braid main line and 20lb flouro leader line. Works well for me. You also don't have to worry about sweeping set or hard set or rod in perfect position when setting the hook. You just stick the pig at a half hearted set and start reeling.
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#11727558 - 07/17/16 02:47 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
JacksonBean Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3179
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: OneFishAway
After loosing $20 worth of tungsten weight yesterday i though about switching to a braid main line in an attempt to keep the swivel and weight and just break the leader. Anyone had any luck with this?



Absolutely. 20 lb fluoro leader.

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#11727799 - 07/17/16 06:18 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4467
Loc: somervell county
Always braid for my main line. Always....and I basically hate braid. I only use it for frogs and C-rigs. Nothing is more sensitive then braid especially on loooong deep water casts. You will feel everything and be able to set the hook easily even with lots of line out due to the low stretch. I have never had problems with snapping the braid on casts. Just do a big side arm lob style cast and you can throw it a mile. And yes, when you do hang up you usually only loose the hook, bait and maybe leader instead of the entire set up.
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#11728132 - 07/17/16 10:21 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
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Registered: 06/26/06
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Loc: Royse City, Texas
I love braid mainline, never had a problem. 65ln flouro, bps 17lb.
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#11728827 - 07/18/16 12:25 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: OneFishAway]
RandyK Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 161
Loc: Tx
switch to steel weights, cheaper but still sensitive.

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#11728871 - 07/18/16 12:48 PM Re: Carolina rig with braid main line? [Re: RandyK]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3179
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: RandyK
switch to steel weights, cheaper but still sensitive.


How large is a 3/4 oz wad of steel?

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