View Poll Results: MONO or BRAID LINE
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09-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Ive tried braid and my fish count went down I switched back to mono and it went back up. I think when a cat is toying with the bait in his mouth he it more likely to feel the braid than the mono, I tested the theory out on my tiger catfish at home...mono seems to work better
09-04-2012, 11:11 AM
You ever watch Hunt for Big Fish? Before he got Power Pro as a sponsor he talked about how "hydrodynamics" of braided lines could cost you fish. The flow of the water like current and tide going over braid, makes a unatural noise that scares fish away. Compared it to guitar strings being plucked. He had a underwater hydorphone and was doing tests of lures underwater when he found the line making noise. Of course when Power Pro became a sponsor he never talked about that again. Ive always caught more fish on mono. Invicta's mono has worked better than Big Game or Suffix for me.
09-26-2012, 09:25 PM
I use 50 pound bright orange braid with a 1-2' 50 pound mono leader, attached with a heavy duty swivel. I typically drift for blues, and it has all worked out great for me. I use a 6'6" Bass Pro Shops Trophy Heavy Action Rod with Shimano Tekota 500 LC reels.
I like the bright color, because I can see if my line moves towards me on a bite. I keep the rods in the rod holders and simply reel 10 times as fast as I can to set the 8/O circle hook.
10-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Funny, my catch count has improved, no doubt to the use of better angling ability more than the equipment, in my case. Lol!
Originally Posted by 0119
But I broke down and put braid on my lo-pro to play with at the Beach and had no problems hooking up a variety of fish. We were catching them on the spinners loaded with mono too, fish didn't seem to care about anything except the teaser strips of fish flesh we tipped with. Water was dingy and I think that element helped more than anything. A local shared the tip with us.
But I use mono on my crappie and panfish gear because you have to be in the tangles if you are gonna catch them and the line is a critical part of an ultralight not being junked over the first snag. I try to use as light tackle as the job allows so line selection and its qualities of stretch, abrasion resistance, knot strength, color all are as much a part of a solid set-up that will give you enough left over to handle something unexpectedly larger.
10-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Like they say..... Bait trumps everything