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Flourocarbon or Braided? #10634068 02/21/15 12:38 AM
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I have only ever used fluorocarbon line, but my fishing buddy will swear by braided line. He catches more fish than me sometimes, and sometimes I catch more than him. Since my buddy has more experience bass fishing, I just assumed that braided line was better and when my supply of fluorocarbon runs out I decided I would go buy some braided. I have seen a lot of debate about whether braided line gets less bites or not. Thoughts?


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10634102 02/21/15 12:54 AM
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In cover I'd use braid, in open water I'd use flouro


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10634147 02/21/15 01:08 AM
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I have braid on all my poles since I usually fish in wooded cover. I think to each his own. They all catch fish.

Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10634238 02/21/15 01:43 AM
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You will be surprised at how much you feel with braid. You definitely should try it and see what you think. I use it on a light finesse rod, I love Texas rigging soft plastics on it. I do think I get more bites when I attach a florocarbon leader. My favorite braid is power pro.

Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10635327 02/21/15 05:06 PM
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I use both, I don't see much difference sometimes, but there are times when it probably matters more. Dirtier water, windier days, cloudy days - braid has to be less visible than it is otherwise.

On those bright sunny days, in clearer water, and no cover - no way I wouldn't use floro -

I also use floro more off shore, deep structure applications. I tend to use braid more in shallower water around cover. Jigs, frogs, etc..

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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10635620 02/21/15 08:34 PM
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Seen it matter a few times, but 95% of the time I don't think it does. I use both, I don't have anything but braid or flouro. Honestly a lot of it has to do with the cover, grass is braid, wood is mostly flouro, on wood braid tends to blow more in the wind and "velcro" To the wood. Flouro isn't as effected by the wind When flipn.

I use power pro and samurai braid, abrasx sun line and x ps flouro.

Got buddies who HATE braid and are pretty good. Got a buddy who is braid 100% nothing else and he is dang good... more important is your confidence in the line and your knots imo

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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10635652 02/21/15 08:53 PM
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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10636304 02/22/15 03:06 AM
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The reason I brought this up was because I was fishing a pond the other day and got my biggest hit of the year. I would estimate it at about 10 pounds of bass. I had 8 pound test line on and when I set the hook it didn't set well. I got her to the side of the boat, but she spit my hook before I could bring her in. My friend says if I had had braided line there would have been less stretch and I would have set the hook better.


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10636344 02/22/15 03:22 AM
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Braid has it's place in my boat but I have really gained confidence in fluoro and it's about all I use unless it's topwater!

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I use braid with a fluro leader pretty much exclusively, a no brainer for me.


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10636445 02/22/15 04:07 AM
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I Really prefer #20 floro when fishing off shore. I do use #30 braid as my main line on my C rigs.

The other times I use braid is flipping cover and frog fishing. #50 Or #65

I use #15 floro with spinner baits, crank baits, square bills, traps , small T rigs, etc. #17 floro on chatter baits, traps in grass, square bills in heavy cover.


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: Happykamper] #10636476 02/22/15 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: Happykamper
I use braid with a fluro leader pretty much exclusively, a no brainer for me.
I think this is what I will do. I will at least try it and see if I like it.


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: TexomaCatfisher] #10637248 02/22/15 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: TexomaCatfisher
Originally Posted By: Happykamper
I use braid with a fluro leader pretty much exclusively, a no brainer for me.
I think this is what I will do. I will at least try it and see if I like it.


I recommend using flurocarbon leader material and not just flurocarbon line

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Originally Posted By: cbow44
Originally Posted By: TexomaCatfisher
Originally Posted By: Happykamper
I use braid with a fluro leader pretty much exclusively, a no brainer for me.
I think this is what I will do. I will at least try it and see if I like it.


I recommend using flurocarbon leader material and not just flurocarbon line
I agree


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Re: Flourocarbon or Braided? [Re: cbow44] #10638336 02/23/15 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: cbow44
Originally Posted By: TexomaCatfisher
Originally Posted By: Happykamper
I use braid with a fluro leader pretty much exclusively, a no brainer for me.
I think this is what I will do. I will at least try it and see if I like it.


I recommend using flurocarbon leader material and not just flurocarbon line
can you explain why? Are they not the same thing?


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