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30lb braid on Juglines #13301197 10/04/19 03:27 AM
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I will be staying at Canyon Lake for a while and I made some juglines. I’m just wondering if they will work ok for a few weeks.
I cut a blue pool noodle 6” long and put 30lb braid on it to the swivel at the bottom weight and then put two swivels one at 5ft and one at 2ft with a 30lb braid 1ft extension and then a hook.

Will the 30lb braid break too easily on fish?


Will it work for a few weeks until I can make nice ones?

I made 5 so far. Hoping they’re not a waste.

Thanks.

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Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13301244 10/04/19 04:56 AM
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I wouldn't do it. I prefer the heavier line (tarred twine) 'cause it's easier on my hands. Hand landing a large-ish cat, with 30lb braid (roughly the diameter of 6lb mono), is going to be real tough on your hands. I'm not convinced that leather gloves would make it much better.


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Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13301445 10/04/19 02:02 PM
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Will the 30lb braid break too easily on fish? YES


Will it work for a few weeks until I can make nice ones? Beats nothing.

I made 5 so far. Hoping they’re not a waste. you will know soon enough


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Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13301627 10/04/19 04:43 PM
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I like the tarred nylon twine because it doesn't fray or catch on hooks as easily. I use 30# monofilament for the leader on my noodle sticks.

Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13302255 10/05/19 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the help

Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13308223 10/11/19 12:02 PM
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All these fellow are correct. Braid will slice through your hand like a butter knife through bologna. Remember I make and sell handlne reels called Ciuban yoyos, even wrote a book on the subject. In the open ocean guys use 200 and 300 lbs mono for handlines. To me jug fishing is just another kind of handline.

I typically use 50lb mono on my jugs. It's easy enough on my hands and string enough not to break even the biggest fish off.

Remember with jugline you don't have a flexible rod or eve na shock leader of a handline to absorbed the shock. Given the relatively short line on jugs, you have to make up for that in brute strength.


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Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13308340 10/11/19 01:56 PM
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Walmart and academy sell black tarred lines in the fishing area that is perfect for jugs. I use about 100 pound. Just make sure to add egg sinker to line otherwise it tries to float.


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Re: 30lb braid on Juglines [Re: EggEgg] #13308389 10/11/19 02:33 PM
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On the Salt River in Kentucky when I was stationed at Ft. Knox I used para cord to a big swivel to 50 or 60 pound mono. Para cord was fairly easy on the hands. for the "jug" it was the swim noodle cut in two six inch sections and placed on either end of a chunk of mop handle. On most we also put a strip of reflective tape so it was easier to see with a spotlight.

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