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Braid on a Zepco 33 #13276499 09/10/19 05:55 PM
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anyone ever tried this? My grandson like to fish in the tree tops a lot instead of the water. I'm thinking of putting some 20lb braid on his rig so I don't lose so much gear. Any thoughts.

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Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276517 09/10/19 06:04 PM
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Stealth or Fireline works better with that type reel due to their stiffness.


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Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276524 09/10/19 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by spacejunkie
anyone ever tried this? My grandson like to fish in the tree tops a lot instead of the water. I'm thinking of putting some 20lb braid on his rig so I don't lose so much gear. Any thoughts.


At the risk of sounding like a smart azz...….. spend some time in the back yard casting to a cup. Make a game out of it, he'll be casting better than you in no time!

Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276543 09/10/19 06:20 PM
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Never tried it but as sensitive as that type of reel is to friction, I suspect it wouldn't cast well after the braid gets wet and absorbs water.

Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276629 09/10/19 07:54 PM
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Grandson is only 4. No such thing as practice at that age. Just fun with grandpa in the boat thing.

Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: TX Strampion] #13276649 09/10/19 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TX Strampion
Never tried it but as sensitive as that type of reel is to friction, I suspect it wouldn't cast well after the braid gets wet and absorbs water.



I have several Daiwa Goldcast reels rigged with superline for any inexperienced anglers that may be with me.


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Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276743 09/10/19 09:27 PM
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I put braid on my wife's Zebco. Worked good but I found it easier just to leave her at home. roflmao

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Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276794 09/10/19 10:35 PM
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I have tried braid on them and it worked most of the time. Sometimes it skips the catch on the spinner head assembly and creates a mess. A stiff braid would create the worst problem.

Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276804 09/10/19 10:48 PM
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It should be fine. Just make sure you start spooling the reel with a few yards of mono so that the braid doesn't slip when put under strain. Could even use yellow braid so your grandkid can "see" the line move!


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Braid will make it harder to break the line when he gets hung up. welcome

Just move away from the tree tops and fish where he is less likely to get hung up. fish


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Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276874 09/11/19 12:18 AM
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braid is fine, wife used it for years. 15-20 pound works great. spray it every couple months with line spray, and wipe it down.
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Re: Braid on a Zepco 33 [Re: spacejunkie] #13276902 09/11/19 12:54 AM
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When my young grandkids want to go, that's a day to sit under a bridge and vertical fish for crappie. It would drive me crazy spending the day fixing errant casts, tangles or catching a hook in the back of the head

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Don't fish in an area with a lot of obstacles until he's better at casting. I'd also mix in some vertical fishing for crappie or catfish. Fishing has got to be FUN for kids or they won't want to go with you.

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I would stick with 10 pound mono for kids. Braid could be a safety issue for a 4 year old.


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i took my 4 yr old grandson fishing this summer & while he was excited when we bought his little snoopy combo we ended up catching all of our fish on a cane pole


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