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#11837762 - 09/19/16 04:42 PM A different braid question
bayesj Offline
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I remember reading in a post within the last 2 years that throwing deep diving cranks on braid was a bad idea. The poster said he ruined an expensive rod. I'm curious how, will braid cut into alloy guides? Any answers or opinions are appreciated in advance, thank you.

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#11837770 - 09/19/16 04:44 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
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Ppl say that it will tear up the guides over time... i think it was a bad eye to start with.

One of my buddies has had the same rods for 10+ years and he throws only braid and none of the eyes have a mark... i use almost all braid and never had an issue
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#11837773 - 09/19/16 04:45 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
Ken A. Offline
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No it will not cut into guides. Whoever posted that is unaware of the capabilities and limitations of braided line.

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#11837851 - 09/19/16 05:26 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
Crankenstein7 Offline
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I've never used braid on and of my cranking rods, I only use fluorocarbon, can someone please tell me the benefits of braid for cranking,, I just might try it if it's really a good deal.. Thanks for any info..
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#11837906 - 09/19/16 05:52 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: Crankenstein7]
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Originally Posted By: Crankenstein7
I've never used braid on and of my cranking rods, I only use fluorocarbon, can someone please tell me the benefits of braid for cranking,, I just might try it if it's really a good deal.. Thanks for any info..
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#11837923 - 09/19/16 06:00 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: Crankenstein7]
Wayne P. Offline
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Originally Posted By: Crankenstein7
I've never used braid on and of my cranking rods, I only use fluorocarbon, can someone please tell me the benefits of braid for cranking,, I just might try it if it's really a good deal.. Thanks for any info..


Smaller diameter=less water resistance.

Same reason braids are used with downriggers.
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#11837931 - 09/19/16 06:05 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
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This may be a good spot to put my thoughts on the line subject:
- Every line makes a different sound as it is cutting through the water.
- Heavier line makes more sound.
- Old braids use to be flat and you could hardly catch a fish on it except in heavy grass fishing vertical.
- Most new braids are round now and make less sound coming through the water.
- Braided line catches fewer fish on fast moving baits and Crig. applications because of the viber. and sound.
- I don't see any advantage for braid on crankbaits except in heavy shore line cover or ripping traps through the grass.
- Every brand of line whether it be floro., mono or braid makes a different sound depending on the outer coating.
- The smaller the diameter the less vibration and sound. Most of the time this means light weight line. I am not going to do that. I fish 17 to 25 applications to assure getting that big fish in the boat.
- Pitching and flipping heavy lines on a slack line presentation presents no problems with any of the heavy lines. Braid is just hard to deal with in the wind fishing heavy bushes.
- I have stuck to Stren for all my line applications over the years and done very well; so I am guessing it is on the more subtle end of this spectrum.
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#11838278 - 09/19/16 09:07 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
SAKS Offline
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I had a pro tell me using braid in open water was costing me bites. That was good enough for me. Back to your post though, I have never had braid damage any of my rods. I use flouro anywhere I think I can get away with it. Braid is a last resort for me except throwing a frog into pads and then that is all I use.

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#11838317 - 09/19/16 09:22 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
leethefishking Offline
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Registered: 05/24/02
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I caught a 40 pound Amberjack last week on a bass rod I was using to catch hard tails for bait. It was spooled with 30 PowerPro and I had drag all way cranked and was using my thumb for extra strength since I didn't care if fish broke off. Not a single mark on any eyes.

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#11838417 - 09/19/16 10:14 PM Re: A different braid question [Re: bayesj]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Alvord,tx
Maybe they hang up a lot while using those $25 crank baits? I personably only use braid when water is dirtier but never used it cranking. The newer braid these days seem to last longer and don't fray like they used to.
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