which braid for bass and cats

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by kyledbarnes, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. kyledbarnes

    kyledbarnes New Member

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    bass pro shops excel braid, or power pro, i am going to get it in 20 lb
     
  2. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I am a Power Pro guy. I use it for everything. I like to use a shock leader tied to my Power Pro with a uni-uni knot. I usually use mono unless the fish I am after are line shy then I use Flourocarbon. I keep my shock leaders fairly long (10' or better).
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    No braid here,I personally think mono is good enough. Besides it's a bunch cheaper. I'd have to respool a bunch with mono ,just to use the same amount dollar wise. I guess I'm cheap,But I really dont see the sense in it.
     
  4. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    on my bass poles i use 30# power-pro, i fish alot of cover, lilly pads, thick weeds, seems ta hold up good, on my catty poles i use 80# power-pro with a 40# big cat mono for a leader the mono holds up against abrasion better
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I don't think you can really use one line (braid, mono, etc) for both Bass and Cats. The type of fishing each demand just calls for separate kind of line, at least that' my opinion.
     
  6. snakeman455

    snakeman455 New Member

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    bass fishing? what's that?
     
  7. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    I thought it was catching bait.... :smile2:
     
  8. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    I like power pro better.

    Bass fishing is intentionally trying to catch bait for sport. :smile2:
     
  9. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I use spiderwire myself but to each his own:wink:
     
  10. CatfishAngler25

    CatfishAngler25 New Member

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    I use power pro 20 lb for bass and 50 lb for cats it has stood up to everything. It is truely great stuff
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I feel that braid is a plus in bass fishing when fishing a carolina rig and when fishing frogs in heavy matted cover. I prefer the mono for all other fishing. Power Pro is good braid.