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Which Braid to use

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I've got a spare spinning rig that I'd like to test some braid on.

This rig will be used for fishing senkos and jigworms, not slop or milfoil fishing.

What's something that would work for this application? Thanks in advance.

DB

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Why would you use braid for finesse fishing?

I would use flouro or mono. I use braid for slop or milfoil when no stretch pure power is needed. In fact I use 20lb. mono for most of those applications as well. Curious as to why you would use braid?

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I have started to use braid for docks a little lately. Doesn't seem to have effected my numbers and line won't break when around a dock post.

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power pro could work.

I do not use it for jigworms though. I only have braid on my dock rod which is spinning, and my flippin' stick.

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

For my senkos and jigworms I've used 8lb and 10lb mono in the past. It performs pretty well, but even with fresh line I've had some breakoffs from some nice fish and it wasn't knot-related.

So, I'm just wondering if there's another line to consider for these applications. Maybe fluorocaron is an option, but I hear it can be difficult to handle on a spinning reel.

Posed as a new question: for using a jigworm on a deep weedline, what line would you use on a spinning reel?

Thanks!

DB

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10lb test Crystal fireline. Crystal fireline is easier to see above the water so it will be easier to see strikes. You will not be fishing around weeds so you will not have to go way over the top with your Lb test. This rig would make a good all around rig form trolling small crankbait to drop shoting.

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I'll second the use of Crystal fireline. I have my wife set up with 10lb. on her spinning reel which she uses for jig worming.

She likes the sensitivity and around weeds the no stretch is great.

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"Posed as a new question: for using a jigworm on a deep weedline, what line would you use on a spinning reel?"

I do a lot of jig worming and normally use 8# mono. I experimented with 10# braid and I think it has more drag in the water (and the air) than mono. The sensitivity was there, but it would really have a big bow in it in the wind (and it is always windy), and it seems to hinder the drop of the lighter jigworms (mostly 6" worms on 1/8 heads). I'm going to rig one with 8# Fireline and try that.

I tried 8# 100% Berkley flouro and I hate it. It seems really stiff and hard to cast. Maybe I got a bad spool, but it was a real pain!

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I've said it before. Power pro as your main line workd great. In my opinion is a better line than spiderwire or fireline as it hasn't frayed or coiled up on my spinning gear, it's also less expensive than some of the other super braids. I'd say 10 lb power pro is strong enough for what you'd need it for and the reduced line diameter compared to 20 lb Mono is rediculus. IF you must use this same rod for a jig worm and line visiability is an issue which in my opinion you shouldn't worry about as much... but you could tie a back to back Uni knot to some 10 lb Flouro as a 3 foot leader. Just my 2 cents.

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I use 20-50lb power pro on all my reels atm.

I also regularly use 25lb triple fish fluoro, it's amazingly bite resistant to the surprise toothy fish I've hooked into this year, haven't had a bite off yet!

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I use 10lbs crystal file line for skippin' docks, I like it and it doesn't seem to reduce my catch rate at all. RR good point on the clear water, but so far I haven't had that problem. I like the no stretch and the strength, much better for me than the mono I used to use.

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I use 17# Gamma Green for docks and wood related ,I also use 10# Berkley transition (red) for dropshot and jig worms. For slop I have been using 30# fireline . For cranks I use 20# stren super braid. I have been tournament angling for about 18 years now and have tried a lot of different things and these are what have worked the best for me personally over the past couple of seasons. Every application is a personal preference and these are mine. Hope they help you as well. Good luck and tight lines.

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power pro is some good stuff!! i use 20lb for skipping docks. i've had some friends who hated braid until i told them to try out power pro and now there in love!

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