Mono or Braid for circle hooks

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by Jeremy Sheffey, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    Im not sure what section to place this one in, so if it is in the wrong section sorry.

    to my question. Which line is more effective in the use of circle hooks and why? what are the advantages/disadvantages of using braid/mono with a circle hook?
     
  2. BenNewt

    BenNewt New Member

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    I'm not an expert on circle hooks, but I would think that the extra stretch of mono would work to your advantage with circle hooks.
     

  3. catmanoneufala

    catmanoneufala New Member

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    well i cant say either one.... i use mono..but i also use braid as a leader...but i do know that with circle hooks the braid will sometimes slip out of the eye v.i.a the little gap that between the eye and shank look close to see the gap... i just take a pair of pliars and completly close the small gap
     
  4. brian88b

    brian88b Member

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    Thats a wild setup catmanoneufala mono with braid leader:confused2: Most guys I've discussed braid with go total opposite braid with mono leaders because the abrasion resistance of mono is greater than braid. Whats your theory behind the mono with braid leaders ???
     
  5. santeefishhunter

    santeefishhunter New Member

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    I use 50lb. mono as my leader.
     

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  6. countryboy79

    countryboy79 New Member

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    I use braid with circle hooks. Braid does not give so when you get a bit useing circle hooks its a solid hit the hook is buried into the fishes mouth.
    Plus braid is very tough its like fishing with a chain.
     
  7. catman_mark

    catman_mark New Member

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    I agree that braided line is better with circle hooks. Just remember the line has no give and is tough to get un =hung. I used to use all braided line but i get more hits on mono so ive changed to big game mono, wich does pretty good with circle's too.the circle hook is a self set hook so the less strech u have the better.
     
  8. alton

    alton New Member

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    I always use octopus circle hooks and I also use #40 cajun red mono for my leaders. Power Pro #65 is my main line. I just feel the abraision resistance is much higher in mono. I only fish the river, and when the current is strong, there is usually plenty of rocks and moving debris for the fish to head for when hooked. The braid with its lack of stretch will usually move the fish out of trouble, but the mono leader I feel can take more abuse before it is sawed off. Good luck.
     
  9. catfishslayer330

    catfishslayer330 New Member

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    i use 30lb big cat green mono and a 7ot circle hook. I fish at night and the mono is alot more visable than braid and i use three poles it not more when i fish and with the circle hook the fish pretty much hook themselfs so i dont have sprint to the pole lol
     
  10. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    welcome to the BOC Max.....
     
  11. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

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    I think that mono would give you the more flexability to alow the fish to 'set the hook' in their own. But the rigidy of your pole may also play a factor. A medium heavy compaired to a heavy pole might need to be concidered to a question like yours. I use mono for my leaders anyway but braided for my main line. :cool2:
     
  12. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i was actually thinking about that a minute ago, it most definitely would, i think rod length can play a large role in this as well.
     
  13. Mutt84

    Mutt84 New Member

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    I use Mono and Braid and really can't tell any diference. But I only use Fluorocarbon leaders for they are very tough and do not stretch.
     
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  14. catfisherman369

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    I mainly use mono as a main line with braid as a leader or steel leaders . I use this set up way cause I catch alot of channels and dont want to have to keep changing leaders due to the teeth of the cats wearing the line . Plus I can reel them to the boat and just reach down and grab the leader and pull the fish into the boat without busting my leader .

    As far as circles on braid . I would tink the solid hook up without the stretch line in a mono line would work best . Both ways have put tons of fish in boats .
     
  15. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I use 65# power pro and 40# big game for leader material. Seldom need this much but i have it if the chance arises. Daddy always said a good dirt dobber carries plenty of mud.:eek:oooh:
     
  16. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Braid works best for circles. The no stretch is a big advantage especially if you have a lot of line out.

    Mono is fine too, but braid hooks more solid and faster.

    -Jim-