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Jig on braid #13845113 01/13/21 09:17 PM
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How many here tie a jig straight on braid with no leader?

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Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845117 01/13/21 09:24 PM
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Crappie are not line shy. Tying straight to the jig is no issue

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845143 01/13/21 09:50 PM
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I do not use braid and I have always tied my jigs direct to my line. thumb


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Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845189 01/13/21 10:28 PM
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No problems. thumb


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Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845260 01/13/21 11:20 PM
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this is how i jigfish for crappie all the time

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845292 01/13/21 11:45 PM
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The only issue is braid is thinner than comparable mono. So if you use 12 lb braid, it may be the diameter of 4 lb mono. some cheaper jig heads will slid through the eye if you use a loop knot. quality jigs and this is no issue.


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Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845817 01/14/21 02:01 PM
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No problems here with 20 pound hi-viz sufix.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: ThaDudeAbides] #13845832 01/14/21 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ThaDudeAbides
The only issue is braid is thinner than comparable mono. So if you use 12 lb braid, it may be the diameter of 4 lb mono. some cheaper jig heads will slid through the eye if you use a loop knot. quality jigs and this is no issue.


I second this. Lost a few due to the loop knot sliding out through the gap. Started squeezing the eyes shut on my jigheads. I use braid on my jigging rods and tie directly to the jig.


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Re: Jig on braid [Re: BigDozer66] #13846016 01/14/21 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
No problems. thumb

cheers Using 20# power pro,tired of memory with mono on spinning reel.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13846244 01/14/21 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the info!

Re: Jig on braid [Re: Lazy Ike] #13846308 01/14/21 07:35 PM
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No problems. thumb

cheers Using 20# power pro,tired of memory with mono on spinning reel.


Same stuff i use!


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Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13846489 01/14/21 10:15 PM
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Well heck I'm running some 8 year old Eagle claw 10# test mono (not on the reel for 8 years). very light colored. I have been adding 3 foot of 6# test fluorocarbon to make my line less visible. I do catch fish.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13846973 01/15/21 01:11 PM
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PowerPro Super8Slick 15lb no leader for me. I will be going up to 20lb next spool because of issue with pulling thru gap in jig eye, as stated above.


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Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13847141 01/15/21 02:49 PM
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Use 8# test/ 2# diameter KastKing braid tied directly to jig. Excellent casting, strike detection and hook sets even using 1/24 oz jigs + plastics.
To save on buying more braid I load more than half the reel with some other line (mono, braid I don't like) and the rest with a braid length of over a casting distance.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13849696 01/17/21 04:41 PM
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i use 12lb. fire line tied direct and don't have any problems.

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