braid on a baitcaster
Posted: 26 January 2008 11:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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if i were to put braid on my pfleuger presidential what would you reccomend and is it harder to use than mono or flourocarbon.

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Posted: 27 January 2008 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would recommend using a backer of mono first. Spool on some mono, and then tie the braid to it and spool it on as well. If you spool braid straight on the real first, it will slip. Braid-wise, I prefer Fireline. I don’t fish alot of heavy cover, so 6-8 lb test suits me fine. These guys and their 60 lb rope just blows my mind. I can understand bringing fish out of cover, but 60 lb for a 3 lb bass? Remember lighter line is more sensitive. But i guess it depends on the quality of rod you are using also. Fireline has a breaking-in period. It will sound like it is grinding on your guides. Once it is broke it, hang on.

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Posted: 05 February 2008 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I haven’t had any problems just putting braid straight onto a baitcaster.  I choose to go with 30, or 50 lb. Power Pro.  it has the diameter of 10, and 8 lb mono.  I prefer it for soft plastics, and topwater.  It has almost no stretch at all.  Used it for the first time a year or so ago.  actually it wasn’t nearly as bad as a thought it would be.  No worse backlashes than you get with bad mono cast.

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Posted: 05 February 2008 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have used power pro, its a good braid….but I still like Flouro better!!!

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Posted: 06 February 2008 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I would use a backer of mono then put your braid on choose what you are comfortable using in lb test.  I only use braid for frogs and flipping/pitching and I have no problems with 65 lb and our water is very clear and I have snatched 1/2 lb rockbass out from under pontoons.  Just use what you are confident in.

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Posted: 07 February 2008 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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with using that high pound of test do you have any trouble with ripping the lips of the bass

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Posted: 07 February 2008 04:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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No not at all the give in rod helps but it gets the fish moving your way so he has less time to wrap you up in what ever cover he was using.

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Posted: 11 February 2008 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I fish a lot of milfoil, so i usasually fish 55 lb. sufix on a seven foot Quantum rod. Just ask yourself what am I going to be fishing?    The baits i use are Yamamoto Kreatures with a pegged 1/2 wieght, I also flip Berkley Power Bait Beasts with Mustad Ultra Bite Hooks.

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Posted: 19 October 2011 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I pitch with 50 lb braided but use fluro on my other setups. I’m going to experiment with fluro leaders on braided on all of my setups since I love making long casts with light tackle.

As soon as I get confident in my knots, my hooksets should result in more fish landed.

I’m using pro braid but I’m looking to switch. It doesn’t seem to be so smooth through the guides (unless there is a break in period like others mentioned with their choice of line)

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