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73mrpike

braid line with floats

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hi can i use floats or bobbers with braids power pro firline etc. i would use it mostly for panfish just wondering if any one uses it this way

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Sure you can, but (in my experiences with FIRELINE) it's no good for use with slip bobbers...the line seems to catch and really slow the fall of the jig or just stop it completely. Unless I have a fairly good size jig on, or extra sinkers, I use mono when using a slip bobber. Keep in mind, I'm talking about when it's been casted out a ways...close in, it's not as bad.

Normal "stationary" bobbers go good with what ever line you want to use.

That's my 2 Cents.

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like catman said; if you are using a fixed float, it is ok, but for a slip float, i would go to mono.

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Braid lines aren't very good in windy conditions or for long casting when your line twists and get wind knots.

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Works just fine on my slip bobber rig (10 lb Stren Superbraid). Doesn't take a very big split shot to get it working, and with the right size bobber it'll never have problems during the cast.

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I use FireLine exclusively for slip floats. I like the fact that it floats so I can judge my slack in a glance. I use a quality float so that there's no problem with the line catching. I also use at least 14# so that the line thickness will reduce bobber stop slippage. And I always use a snell and a swivel. It's less visible and if you get snagged you can break it free and be re-rig in seconds.

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I like using braid with floats for eyes and pike. It helps that the line floats and you can keep control of your slack. It works for panfish, but make sure you use a small diameter. Try a smoother line than fireline or power pro too. I like 6lb sufix braid.

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