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Stretchy line for what? #14024841 06/08/21 06:05 PM
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What bass techniques or generally do you want some stretch in your line, and when do you want no stretch? Where I fish its a little rocky actually less cover than most places.

If you could explain why you do sometimes want it and not, then name some techniques where those apply that would be helpful.

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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14024859 06/08/21 06:15 PM
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I’m probably an odd man out on this but I’ll run 10lb mono on some square bill situations.... burning them and ripping them in cover. Also will use on open top water situations some too

Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14024865 06/08/21 06:20 PM
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I just use it for walking baits


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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14024883 06/08/21 06:33 PM
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Cranks,spinner baits and top water.
I use mono for these.

Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14024924 06/08/21 07:12 PM
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Carolina rig leader

Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14024929 06/08/21 07:14 PM
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Topwaters/Deep divers. You can get away with a little heavier/more moderate action rod if you're using a line with a little more stretch to it. Same way you can go with a little lighter action rod if you're using braided line.


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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025183 06/08/21 10:28 PM
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Can't remember the last time I used mono.
Next time your bored or need to take the kinks out of your Floro.. Tie it off to something solid then walk off to a distance equivalent to a long cast.
Engage the reel and count the number of steps it takes to get all the stretch out. It will surprise you..

Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025188 06/08/21 10:36 PM
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mono is a lot cheaper for budget minded once in a while weekend fishermen,... popcorn2

Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: SC-001] #14025193 06/08/21 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SC-001
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^^this^^^

Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025327 06/09/21 12:43 AM
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All lines stretch except braid. I use braid for punching thick grass and top water frogs.

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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025518 06/09/21 03:26 AM
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Light line and big fish means you need some stretch.


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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: reeltexan] #14025523 06/09/21 03:30 AM
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That's why they have a drag system on reels!!!


I would agree with you , but then we would both be WRONG !!!!!
Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025540 06/09/21 03:52 AM
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I use 12lb Stren Mono on my Trap Rod and use the same 12lb mono for my Carolina Rig leader. I've used Stren all my life and will keep on using it.

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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025771 06/09/21 01:14 PM
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I use mono on any moving bait... Spinner, crank, top water... Floro for jigs, worms, flippin, pitchin... Dan


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Re: Stretchy line for what? [Re: basser38] #14025802 06/09/21 01:30 PM
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You want minimal stretch when fishing in thick vegetation--frog, punching pads and mats (straight braid)

Almost all other situations, especially with treble hooks, you want something in the middle--enough force to penetrate the fish's palate/mouth, but enough stretch for when they might surge close to the boat.
A nice compromise for all other situations is braid to leader.

Bank fishermen can get away with the most stretch, because they are fishing from solid ground that doesn't move--you have the most ideal leverage scenario.

Float tube/paddle board fishermen will move toward the fish on every hookset, thus need the least amount of stretch.


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