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Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? #13532932 04/24/20 05:41 PM
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This may be a silly question but. Are usually throw Street braid 50 pound test on a bait caster. I am wondering if 15 to 17 pound floral carbon is strong enough to use pitching? The one thing I love about Bradys I don’t have to worry about how hard I swing. I also don’t really have to worry about how the Drag. Is 15 to 17 pound for carbon very strong? I don’t know I just need some help. My biggest fear isthe one time I have lighter lineon and it’s a 12 pound bass just gonna snap it off.


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Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13532949 04/24/20 05:48 PM
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I pitch with 15-20 lb flouro. I used to be all in on briad but hated the way it would dig into itself after a good hookset.

Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13532994 04/24/20 06:11 PM
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I would use 20# for flipping shallow cover, I caught one that was almost 10# on 15# floro last week, I was in a little deeper water, but I was worried about it, but there was no issue, I just took my time and played the fish a little more, but that is hard to do when you are close to the bank. I had one snap 17# test one day close to the bank, that line was the bass pro brand, the only time I have ever used that brand so it could have just been bad luck. It was a good one, got her to the boat, she did one more run and the line snapped. I use exclusively Seagar now - Invisix or abrasix


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Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13533022 04/24/20 06:33 PM
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I use 25# any brand in close quarters like that. the abrasion alone in shallow cover will allow a 2lb to break you off if you dont check your line a bunch.

Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13533031 04/24/20 06:39 PM
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20# will save you a lot of anxiety when you hook a good one down in the branches of a laydown.

Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13533035 04/24/20 06:41 PM
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I use 18# Sunline FC Sniper flouro in most conditions. In really heavy grass or cover I will go up to 25#. For punching I use 30# braid.


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Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13533039 04/24/20 06:46 PM
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IMO Trilend 100% flouro is the toughest one out there. i flip routinely wtih 15lb because its almost impossible to break. Try it!


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Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13533074 04/24/20 07:15 PM
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Pitching with 15# fluoro, hope you don't mind retying a lot.

With pitching to thick cover, keep in mind it's not just the weight of the bass.

You might end up trying to haul in a 6lb bass wrapped around 15lb break strength lily pad stalks.


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20-25 pound test for me please.



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Re: Is 15-17 pound fluorocarbon enough to pitch with? [Re: Ibock] #13533106 04/24/20 07:40 PM
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Heavy cover (falcon lake type) no less than 20 for me. Heavy deep hydrilla like on Amistad no less than 50 braid for punching.

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Depending on depth and how thick the cover is I use 12, 16, or 20# Sniper. If super nasty brush then 50# braid

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25 XPS Floro. in heavy cover.


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I use 17lb Abrasx. I do have to retie evey couple of fish.


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