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JKARP

Joined: 04/04/2010
Posts: 6
 posted 03/17/2013 12:52 PM  

Just wanted to ask you guys which you prefer and why. Just bought myself a new set up for fluke this year & never fished braid but alot of people tell me I should switch. Not sure what to do...??
 
Matts

Joined: 03/29/2001
Posts: 982
Location: Port Washington
 posted 03/17/2013 01:04 PM  

it is more sensitive and permits you to use less weight to hold bottom. It has less stretch so you need to be more careful keeping the line tight while bringing in a fish. you need to learn a few new knots. hook sets are less forceful, since there is no stretch. you usually want a short shock leader at the end for visibility reasons. you will have more mystery breaks. braid is strong and hard to cut, but will catch on scratches on your guides and rocks and break.

plus its a great excuse to buy more reels!


Matts
 
seanelumba


Joined: 11/25/2006
Posts: 182
Location: Stamford,CT
 posted 03/17/2013 02:50 PM  

Braid without a doubt for fluke
 
fish4me


Joined: 09/01/2005
Posts: 16692
Location: Miller Place
 posted 03/17/2013 04:47 PM  

seanelumba wrote:

Braid without a doubt for fluke



x2



 
plugmeister

Joined: 10/03/2006
Posts: 335
 posted 03/17/2013 07:36 PM  

X3
 
castnblast247


Joined: 10/11/2011
Posts: 34
Location: Water Mill, NY
 posted 03/17/2013 07:39 PM  

X4
 
ffishhunterusa


Joined: 12/08/2012
Posts: 4501
Location: IN THE SURF ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND
 posted 03/17/2013 08:10 PM  

X5 upToungue


CATCH AND RELEASE STRIPEBASS LIBBA #1000

This post edited by ffishhunterusa 08:11 PM 03/17/2013
 
Grizzzz


Joined: 07/24/2011
Posts: 311
Location: Running from the Johnnies.
 posted 03/17/2013 09:00 PM  

mono in the winter, braid in the summer !
 
crabman1130


Joined: 03/25/2003
Posts: 39977
Location: Farmingdale
 posted 03/17/2013 10:47 PM  

X6

Everything Matts said is dead on..upupup


Hey, it can't be Christmas everyday!!!!
 
reelcranky


Joined: 03/06/2002
Posts: 2252
 posted 03/17/2013 11:19 PM  

Braid does all those things and also allows one to use smaller lighter reels. The small spools can hold alot of braid.


"Live by the tide, plan by the current, and follow the fish!"
 
likeitreallyis


Joined: 10/28/2005
Posts: 16948
Location: Rolling in the deep....
 posted 03/18/2013 10:48 AM  

..haven't used mono since I took my Farrah Fawcett Majors poster down


Green Grass and High Tides forever,,,

This post edited by likeitreallyis 10:49 AM 03/18/2013
 
reelfisher
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 posted 03/18/2013 11:11 AM  

Mono for chunking and clam chumming bass. Everything else I use braid.


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This post edited by reelfisher 12:47 PM 03/18/2013
 
JKARP

Joined: 04/04/2010
Posts: 6
 posted 03/18/2013 06:39 PM  

Thanks fellas, I'll go with the braid & give it a shot... Hopefully this weather breaks soon.... dying to put the boat in... tight lines everyone...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
smackdaddy

Joined: 12/12/2007
Posts: 108
 posted 03/18/2013 07:01 PM  

I assume that use some flouro carbon leader or no
 
oldmud


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 posted 03/18/2013 07:59 PM  

likeitreallyis wrote:

..haven't used mono since I took my Farrah Fawcett Majors poster down




Last week ? ToungueToungueToungue

Braid !!up Mono or Floro shock.


 





 




 "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."


This post edited by oldmud 08:00 PM 03/18/2013
 
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