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Old 05-28-2016, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you were going to use braided line would you use a light med or heavy action rod? The reason I ask is because braid has little or no stretch so if I used a heavy rod would your twitches have to be more subtle.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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match the rod to the weight of the lures you are throwing...
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gotta be more specific... the range can be huge. If you're fishing frogs, you could use a broomstick and braid... if you're trolling, you would be wise to have a noodle with braid. Be a bit more specific with technique and species and you'll get better input.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I run 25lb braid with a 15lb flouro leader, I catch fish every trip, I use it as a trolling set up, as well as throwing tube jigs or lures. I have it on a 6ft. Medium/heavy Fenwick, I also have a trolling set up that has the same line on it. When u go to braid u won't go back to just straight mono, I have my mono set ups as well but love fishing braid
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Wow you can hang yourself with 25 lb braid....
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I use 15 lb braid with 8-10-12 lb fluro leader-that covers 90% of my fishing. Worry less about the action of the rod and more about setting your drag properly. Most breakoffs are due to not retying often enough and a drag thats too tight.

And like said-once you get used to braid you'll wonder how you ever fished without it. The fluro leader is important-especially on clear water.
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Ed, how long is your typical fluoro leader?
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OK, maybe I over think chit a bit. The reason I was asking is because I have always used mono and and a medium rod, saying that when you set the hook you have to lay into it a bit because of line stretch and the bend of the rod. So if you use a low stretch line and a heavy rod one should't do such a dramatic hook set was all I was guessing.
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Just use the same rod your used to and go with the lightest line along with good leader that matches the species you are after.
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Dallas, I tie a much longer leader than most-usually 8-10 ft. Fish alot of clear water and think it helps.
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