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Braid and livescope #14231016 12/26/21 10:43 PM
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What's yalls experience using braid. Can you see your line on the scope? What lb.test do you use. Do you use a leader? Thanks.

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yes you can see it. i use 8 and 10 lb. braid


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Re: Braid and livescope [Re: DJB] #14231053 12/26/21 11:45 PM
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Thanks Gary. I can always see my jig and weight when I get it dialed in but sometimes loose sight of it fishing brushpiles. I'm going to put braid on 1 reel and give it a try. I've never had much confidence using braid.

Re: Braid and livescope [Re: DJB] #14231083 12/27/21 12:26 AM
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I fish clear water. They bite it fine. That is what I like about braid, if you lose sight of your jig seeing the braid helps. I think the 10lb braid is.002 diameter. You will lose less jigs with the braid also. Only negative I find with it is if you are casting it on stump flats with the wind blowing, it gets blown over and around stumps way easier than mono.


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Re: Braid and livescope [Re: DJB] #14231084 12/27/21 12:29 AM
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You don't use a leader?

Re: Braid and livescope [Re: DJB] #14231497 12/27/21 02:06 PM
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I haven't tried to fine tune my livescope to see my line but others have answered that question. I switched to 10 lb braid a few weeks ago. I do use a leader but that is mainly because I like to have a swivel and weight above the leader to help identify my lure. Here's some things I noticed:

Pros:
  • Much more sensitive than the mono I had been using
  • Doesn't stretch which means it's much easier to swing a 2 lber into the boat


Cons:
  • Harder to tie knots
  • Easy to get wrapped around everything. When I pitch, the extra line often gets wrapped around the eyes

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I like the 20 lb sufix 832 in hi-viz green for the waters I fish.

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Originally Posted by DJB
You don't use a leader?
no


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Re: Braid and livescope [Re: DJB] #14232300 12/28/21 02:23 PM
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I am using Yo Zuri 20lb hi viz yelllow and 12 PowerPro with no leader. It works great and is easy to see on Livescope.


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Re: Braid and livescope [Re: DJB] #14232337 12/28/21 03:00 PM
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Yes, and I had my 1222 dialed so good you could see the knot where the leader and main line were joined together.


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