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20lb test braid #13196802 06/26/19 04:22 PM
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I bought 6 new spinning rods in early spring. First trip was for catfishing. Started crappie fishing and left the 20lb braid on there. Caught lots of crappie with it.

When I hang up on a brushpile, I just pull until it straightens the hook. Re-bend the hook with pliers and fishing again.

I detest retying jigs/lures.

So far, so good. Anybody else crappie fish with heavy line?

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13196808 06/26/19 04:33 PM
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I have been using 15lb braid.
Like that I can pull jigs/lures free of most snags.
Hate how easy it raps around end of rod or gets into knots.

I am using yellow braid so my old eyes can see it easier. What color are you using?

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13196969 06/26/19 07:25 PM
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I use braid on all my rods with a 10' fluorocarbon leader


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Re: 20lb test braid [Re: Ocelot] #13197118 06/26/19 09:43 PM
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I just use regular green

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13197158 06/26/19 10:14 PM
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I use 20# braid most of the time except when dock shooting.


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Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13197254 06/26/19 11:43 PM
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I use braid on most of my spinning rods. J braid 8.. 20 or 30. With a fluorocarbon leader. 8 lb for crappie and 15 for bass. I use the same 7’ Med action rods. Quick leader change and it’s on.. green braid till it fades then sharpie black. Lol works for me.

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13197413 06/27/19 01:51 AM
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20lb power pro super slick. I’m like you, hate retrying.

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13197560 06/27/19 10:36 AM
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been using 20# Power Pro Slick8 HI Vis Yellow for 4 years now.wouldn't use anything else! once a year i just reverse it on the reel and have new line for another year!

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I've been using 20# Sufix 832 on my jig rods for at least 5 years. No complaints. I went to the 20# after fighting tip wrap with lesser weights. For me, with a 1/8 oz jig + plastic, 20# all but eliminates the tip wrap issue. This plus an 8# or 10# fluoro leader attached with an Alberto knot. I can remember only once or twice I broke a line to leader knot with the Alberto.

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13197972 06/27/19 05:50 PM
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I use 10lb braid.. Had customers break a few 12 foot rods with 20, 10lb is a great fit for me.

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13199070 06/28/19 08:46 PM
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I use 10# - 20# braid to a swivel and then 8# mono leader on a 7' rod. Swivel keeps line wrap on rod tip to a minimum. Use high vis braid and mark every 6' for easy depth control.


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Re: 20lb test braid [Re: HV Lurenut] #13200289 06/30/19 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by HV Lurenut
I use 10# - 20# braid to a swivel and then 8# mono leader on a 7' rod. Swivel keeps line wrap on rod tip to a minimum. Use high vis braid and mark every 6' for easy depth control.

HV do you use a sharpie to mark line?????

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13200410 06/30/19 05:29 PM
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WOW BPS put Power Pro on sale 1/2 off....i just ordered 3 / 300 yd spools! that will last me 3 years or more. 6 rods.

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: hawghoover] #13201129 07/01/19 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by hawghoover
WOW BPS put Power Pro on sale 1/2 off....i just ordered 3 / 300 yd spools! that will last me 3 years or more. 6 rods.

Thanks for the tip. Just placed my order.

Re: 20lb test braid [Re: JustinB] #13201226 07/01/19 03:42 PM
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I have been using 20lb fire line on our jig poles since I lost a good one in timber. Most of the water we fish is either stained or muddy, so it doesn't affect the bite.

What I really like though is being able to land big fish in heavy cover. My dad and myself have landed 2 10lb flatheads, a 30lb carp, 3 bass over 5lbs, and an 18lb Gasper Gou. Try doing that with 6 or even 8lb test.

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