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#12505434 - 11/16/17 10:00 AM Worm fishing with Braid
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Pros & Cons to worm fishing with braided line ?

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#12505469 - 11/16/17 10:22 AM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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There are no cons. Spool up an old Abu with 65# braid and chunk a Texas rig in a brush pile. Can’t do that with mono.
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#12505475 - 11/16/17 10:26 AM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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The major con I've noticed is wind. If it's windy you need heavier than normal weight to keep the wind from catching braid like a sail. Everything else I like about it
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#12505534 - 11/16/17 11:13 AM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
There are no cons. Spool up an old Abu with 65# braid and chunk a Texas rig in a brush pile. Can’t do that with mono.


Yeah you can, but you may not get her out when she bites! roflmao

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#12505593 - 11/16/17 11:58 AM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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depending on the water clarity, and what kind of cover you are fishing, you might not get as many bites as you would with flouro or mono.
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#12505598 - 11/16/17 12:00 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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You won’t get as many bites as mono and especially flouro... no might about it.

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#12505645 - 11/16/17 12:46 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
Butch @Hubbard creek Offline
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braid for punching grass,pads and such but not in trees .It cuts into the wood and hangs up bad
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#12505660 - 11/16/17 12:59 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek]
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Originally Posted By: GROD
You won’t get as many bites as mono and especially flouro... no might about it.

... WHY ? ....
Not disputing the statement, just want to understand the statement better.

Originally Posted By: Butch @PK
braid for punching grass,pads and such but not in trees .It cuts into the wood and hangs up bad

Thank You ....this has the WHY attached ...

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#12505670 - 11/16/17 01:09 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
furim2 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
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Braid holds water. Freezes up the guides and the spool in winter. Like the guy said, forget it if the wind's blowing.

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#12505687 - 11/16/17 01:28 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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There is always a noise involved with the braid coming through the water, I feel like fish can hear this. I also feel like it is more visible to the fish. It is fine in the grass and pads since it blends in to the surroundings, but open water and trees it seems to stand out. I am not saying that it doesnt work in every situation, but I have developed my own prejudices to it in certain situations (and I need all the excuses I can find lately).

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#12505696 - 11/16/17 01:34 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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tie on a fluoro leader -- FG or blood knot.

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#12505797 - 11/16/17 03:10 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Imo it makes no difference in bites on most East Texas lakes especially Rayburn, Toledo, Palestine. Brush piles and flipping stumps it's a no brainier. You know they are coming to the boat with braid

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#12506071 - 11/16/17 07:12 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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I know I sound like a broken record, but BASS & FLW banned the A-Rig - a clear water technique because it was too effective. And it looks like a wad of coat hangers coming thru the water column. I have no doubt that the bass can see & hear braid - just like they can the A-Rig. They can also hear and see 2 treble hooks on a crankbait, but they hit it. If the bait looks real & the presentation is correct, IMO They will bite. I know & have heard all of the stories about how many have proved it to themselves that their catch rate improved with fluoro/mono. I suggest that is totally offset by the times they got skunked using the same technique.
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#12506107 - 11/16/17 07:34 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: Ian Fellenbaum]
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Originally Posted By: Ian Fellenbaum
depending on the water clarity, and what kind of cover you are fishing, you might not get as many bites as you would with flouro or mono.


I used to think that but I fish 65 lb braid at PK and Amistad every time I go and catch as many fish as anyone else.
I just don't think that a fish that is willing to eat a 6" piece of plastic or a 1/2 oz jig cares much.

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#12506115 - 11/16/17 07:41 PM Re: Worm fishing with Braid [Re: flukeman83]
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I completely agree that braid may cost you bites in super clear water versus Flo but Let's see what one of the best in the business says:

http://bassblaster.rocks/greg-hackneys-braid-flipping-system

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