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Old 06-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I know mono is legit for top water baits like Popper's because the line somewhat floats. I know fluoro sinks and can cause your Popper to dive under sometimes. I was curious on how you felt using braided line on top water? Giving some circumstances. Like braid is good for burning top water frogs & top water swim baits. How do you feel braid does for spooks "walk the little doggy".. Just wondering the Difference? Ups and Downs? And what everyone personally prefers for certain setups and baits. Tight lines everyone

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I prefer moderately heavy mono when fishing zara spooks...I find the stretch that mono gives to be kind of important when walking the dog. I am not the most experienced spook fisherman though; I've primarily only used them for northern pike, which are either going to eat what is presented to them or they aren't...they are kind of an on/off fish; not as easily enticed as a bass that may not be starving IMO.
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I dislike Braid with any treble hooked baits, no stretch means hooks pull loose easier. 12# XL, or XT. in clearer water with minimal cover. 15-20# Big Game for cover and stained water.

Also a more parabolic or softer tipped rod is key to keep hooks buttoned.
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Ito, don't forget to tell him about the loop knot !

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Thanks for the replies. I've done it all myself but I wanted to hear from others. I even used a mono and flouro leaders on braid but was curious if y'all felt bass were leader shy? But I think ill stick with 20 lb power pro +- leader for top water no matter what the cover is..
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I dislike Braid with any treble hooked baits, no stretch means hooks pull loose easier. 12# XL, or XT. in clearer water with minimal cover. 15-20# Big Game for cover and stained water.

Also a more parabolic or softer tipped rod is key to keep hooks buttoned.
THIS^^^ guy knows what hes saying,i use big game 20# for all topwater
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Thanks for the replies. I've done it all myself but I wanted to hear from others. I even used a mono and flouro leaders on braid but was curious if y'all felt bass were leader shy? But I think ill stick with 20 lb power pro +- leader for top water no matter what the cover is..
if I use braid, I always use a flouro or mono leader. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I dislike Braid with any treble hooked baits, no stretch means hooks pull loose easier. 12# XL, or XT. in clearer water with minimal cover. 15-20# Big Game for cover and stained water.

Also a more parabolic or softer tipped rod is key to keep hooks buttoned.
I never throw 12 lb,unless it's jigging. Least ill throw for cranks, jerks, swims is 20#

12# breaks too easy. Too many expensive baits lost on line that light. Boo
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I dislike Braid with any treble hooked baits, no stretch means hooks pull loose easier. 12# XL, or XT. in clearer water with minimal cover. 15-20# Big Game for cover and stained water.

Also a more parabolic or softer tipped rod is key to keep hooks buttoned.
I never throw 12 lb,unless it's jigging. Least ill throw for cranks, jerks, swims is 20#

12# breaks too easy. Too many expensive baits lost on line that light. Boo
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12lb breaks too easy? That's funny chit.

Whiteboy Rick , where are you from?
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I dislike Braid with any treble hooked baits, no stretch means hooks pull loose easier. 12# XL, or XT. in clearer water with minimal cover. 15-20# Big Game for cover and stained water.

Also a more parabolic or softer tipped rod is key to keep hooks buttoned.
I never throw 12 lb,unless it's jigging. Least ill throw for cranks, jerks, swims is 20#

12# breaks too easy. Too many expensive baits lost on line that light. Boo
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12lb breaks too easy? That's funny chit.

Whiteboy Rick , where are you from?
True story man, I have had little bass and eyes run me under and into little brush to where im yanking and 12# snaps and lose the fish and lure.. I would rather rough house em out if I have to and maybe at worst bend a treble :P

Born and raised in Cali bro, where the bass are big and the bass are bigger... lol
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