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#11902290 - 10/26/16 10:07 PM Jigs and Braid
Skeeterbrain Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 1300
Loc: Cut and Shoot, TX
Anyone use straight braid when using jigs?

#11902416 - 10/26/16 11:41 PM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 953
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Yep, all the time. I prefer it. I often fish with guys that say that I'll get less bites fishing that way, but then I outfish them and they shut up.

#11902457 - 10/27/16 02:08 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
dhelms Offline

Registered: 04/05/16
Posts: 127
I use strait braid when I'm in or around grass of any sort. I think the braid blends in with the strains of grass.

#11902632 - 10/27/16 07:27 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
BAGaBass Offline

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 338
Yep! Braid in cover,flouro in structure.

#11902750 - 10/27/16 08:50 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
BigBassB Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 347
Loc: Van Alstyne
I fish straight braid most of the time I have around vegetation. Will tie on a leader in clearer water though. Not sure if it makes a real difference but it makes me feel more confident.
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#11902756 - 10/27/16 08:53 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Banker Fisherman Offline

Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Sherman, TX
I prefer braid to be spooled up on most of my set-ups. I dont mind attatching a fluro/mono leader if it is needed. In the end, as long as it gets the fish in the boat, thats what matters.

#11902821 - 10/27/16 09:35 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
My only hold back with braid on any bait is the wind. Heavy bushes mean pitching with accuracy. Wind blowing the braid across a limb doesn't work. I want that line to lay down on the water fast. This becomes even a more problem with those of us that fish heavy shallow cover on a slack line. I make those fast two strips of the line off the reel so the bait falls straight down beside or into the bush, then take up the slack and feel for pressure. Braid just floats around too much in the wind to do this. More open water applications makes it a great tool for me and I tie direct. My alternative to this in heavy cover is 25# XPS Floro.
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#11902859 - 10/27/16 09:49 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 8024
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Braid in grass or pitching shallow cover in those situations the jig bite is more a a reaction bite and line does not matter. When dragging the jig or fishing slower in cold water I like 20lb seguar floro.

#11902879 - 10/27/16 09:53 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: BAGaBass]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1803
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Originally Posted By: BAGaBass
Yep! Braid in cover,flouro in structure.


#11902891 - 10/27/16 09:59 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Chato Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 852
Loc: Allen Tx
Braid is noisy in timber otherwise game on

#11902899 - 10/27/16 10:01 AM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 816
Loc: Texas
Braid all the way while flippin...the end!

#11903386 - 10/27/16 02:18 PM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 507
Loc: South Texas
I too have used braid at times with jigs "BUT" only when I expect to be fishing really thick stuff. My only draw back to fishing it all the time is the color. The dye fades off so quickly on some brands that I find myself throwing away good money. Yes you can use a marker and re-color it but it too only last a few casts. I've even tried dyeing it myself but it doesn't work well either. Depending on water clarity I believe I loose bites with new or old braided line.
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#11903455 - 10/27/16 02:50 PM Re: Jigs and Braid [Re: Skeeterbrain]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 969
Only in the thickest nastiest stuff.


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