Trimming Braid

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by hct236, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious what some of those more experienced with braid use to trim the tag end off knots. So far havn't found the line clippers to be much use. What I did find that works good is a tiny pair of scissors I use to tie flies with.
     
  2. bigkat7698

    bigkat7698 New Member

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    I bought a pair of $2.00 Berkley line clippers at Wallyworld and they cut my power pro as well as anything. That may be a diiferent story when they get dull but heck for $2.00 I'll buy another....Hope this helps...Bigkat
     

  3. sjohn58

    sjohn58 Guest

    Same here:wink:
     
  4. Johnny B

    Johnny B New Member

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    I use a lighter...As long as you dont get the line too hot it burns pretty clean. Plus the eye of the hooks I use are pretty big so it doesn't make much difference.
     
  5. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    a sharp poket knife works great.:wink:
     
  6. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    I use a sharp knife as well.
     
  7. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    diagonal side cutters channel lock brand will cut it clean every time with minimum effort:wink:
     
  8. joshmorgan

    joshmorgan New Member

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    Fingernail clippers work great, inexpensive, not to bulky
     
  9. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    diagonal side cutters here too they cut everything mono, braid, wire, ect
     
  10. jim

    jim New Member

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    Never had much luck with the finger nail clippers.A good pair of the children scissors works fine.You can by some at Walmart in the sewing section or from cabelas ,bass pro etc:big_smile:
     
  11. oahegw

    oahegw Member

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    Usually I use a sharp knife. If my knife is dull, it would be a match flame.
     
  12. trapperP

    trapperP New Member

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    Never use anything but the little scissors in my keychain Swiss Army knife! Works like a champ and I always have it in my pocket!
    Oh, an aside: Don't ever throw this stuff away when you take it off your reel. Save it and use it. When you sew a button on with this stuff it stays sewn on. I thought I knew a little bit about a few things but realized I still had a lot of room to learn when I saw a lad of about 12 or 13 cut a watermelon with his braided fishing line. Clean, quick cut and we were eating melon.
    Best regards,
     
  13. Gotbuck

    Gotbuck New Member Supporting Member

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    Use your teeth:eek:oooh::smile2: When I was using braid I used wire cutters and it worked fine. I think Berekely even sells special shear type scissors made to specifically cut braid.
     
  14. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Tried everything out there at one time or the other,they all get dull eventually,even side cutters.I stick to my old swiss army knife,sharpened weekly of course.:wink:
     
  15. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    On Power Pros web site, or maybe it was in the directions, it advises to use Fiskars scissors. They are cheap kid scissors and they work really good. They are short, the ends are rounded, and they come in all colors, LOL.

    They're not good for cutting most bait but they are " pocket friendly " so you can carry them around for cutting if you want.
     
  16. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I like a sharp knife. You could always use the cutter that comes with the braid on PP.