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#12351185 - 07/21/17 08:16 AM What Size Braid
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Registered: 07/10/08
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Loc: Brenham, Texas
What size braid are yall throwing on your frogs/ toads? I have never used braid but have been learning the importance of it.

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#12351191 - 07/21/17 08:19 AM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
65 pound test works very well.
50 pound breaks too easily in thick stuff.


Edited by ezbassin (07/21/17 08:23 AM)

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#12351231 - 07/21/17 08:35 AM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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50 lb. You're not breaking braid. Your knot may slip, but you won't break it.
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#12351244 - 07/21/17 08:40 AM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
Chris G Online   content
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Loc: Frisco, TX
65# for sure especially in the really thick stuff.
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#12351296 - 07/21/17 09:07 AM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
40 or 50 only have 65 on my punching set up. Im big on cracking them and holding on a frog not trying to drag them out just go to them
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#12351314 - 07/21/17 09:13 AM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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big.
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#12351486 - 07/21/17 10:31 AM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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40 is pleanty. makes casting must better. 65 is overkill
if you break 40lb braid then the braid is [censored]
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#12351831 - 07/21/17 01:34 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Brent S]
ezbassin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brent S
50 lb. You're not breaking braid. Your knot may slip, but you won't break it.


Yes I can. It was Power Pro. My knots do not slip.
I switched from 50# test to 65 and haven't broken off since then.


Edited by ezbassin (07/21/17 01:37 PM)

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#12351836 - 07/21/17 01:36 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: SkeeterEater]
ezbassin Offline
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterEater
40 is pleanty. makes casting must better. 65 is overkill
if you break 40lb braid then the braid is [censored]


Or it could be you aren't very strong if you can't break 40# braid.


Edited by ezbassin (07/21/17 01:38 PM)

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#12351840 - 07/21/17 01:39 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 340
Loc: Waco, TX
I use 80, No reason to let them have any advantage.

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#12351844 - 07/21/17 01:45 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 50638
Loc: Highway 1
55lb Daiwa Samurai braid.
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#12351902 - 07/21/17 02:21 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 17280
Loc: NRH, TX
I use 65# braid... 50# does a much better job of cutting through the grass or cover and just slicing it out-of-the-way, but I have broken 50 pound braid many times on either the hookset or trying to get a fish out of the junk. Some of the casts I make, going in and getting them is not an option. Well unless you fire up the big motor and hammer it for a couple of bursts.
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#12352037 - 07/21/17 03:48 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: ezbassin]
Tracker Tim Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2767
Loc: Murphy, TX
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Originally Posted By: Brent S
50 lb. You're not breaking braid. Your knot may slip, but you won't break it.


Yes I can. It was Power Pro. My knots do not slip.
I switched from 50# test to 65 and haven't broken off since then.


What he said.

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#12352097 - 07/21/17 04:35 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3789
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
50-65#
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#12352184 - 07/21/17 05:29 PM Re: What Size Braid [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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Registered: 02/01/11
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Loc: CADDO LAKE
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