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#3206689 - 03/28/13 02:41 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: Kimberman]
TN Larry
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I like braid for top water,and for certain flipping situations.

Agree with 1 - 5


IF I flipped on a regular basis, I would use braid. If I had braid on my topwater rod, I would pull more away from fish than I would catch. But maybe thats just me.
Could be.I love how braid stays on top,especially when waking a stick bait





I don't like flouro for topwater. Since it sinks, it negatively effects the action of top water plugs, it usually makes it dive a little rather than stay on top. I like mono for topwater. It still floats, and the stretch factor, plus a limber rod slows down my hooksets enough to where I feel like my hit to hook up ratio goes up.


Braid with a Spook is awesome. It makes it super easy to work. I counter the "no stretch" by using a medium action cranking rod.
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#3206695 - 03/28/13 02:46 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: TN Larry]
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Braid - I use braid for topwater and sometimes use it on a spinning reel with a fluoro leader tied to it.

Rod Length - Kimberman says it pretty well. Most of my rods are 6'6" to 7'6" depending on the situation. For instance, you don't want to be flipping into bushes with a 6' rod. A 7'6" rod gives you the length to make the flips easier but also gives you the backbone and strength to get a fish's head turned and out before wrapping you up.

Best tip - Always fish with confidence. If you are not confident in your bait, area, and presentation, then you won't be catching a whole lot even if you have the "right" bait and area picked out. You can't always force them to bite, but confidence and patience goes a long way and is at least half of the battle IMO.
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#3206783 - 03/28/13 04:07 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: TN Larry]
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I never use braid unless I must have it for very heavy line, since the strength-to-diameter is high. It's annoying because it frays, so I have to use a lighter to burn the ends and clean up knots. I currently have braid on only one reel - a heavy action baitcaster that I set up to throw an Alabama rig. As a previous poster said, it's not all that pleasant to hear running through your guides.

I typically use fluorocarbon and fish with lighter weight lines (4 - 10 lb test). Line visibility matters a lot when fishing still and/or clear water. Heavily aerated water, like that below a dam, is a bit more forgiving.
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#3206817 - 03/28/13 04:40 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: Crosshairy]
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I love mono for everything

I like fluoro for somethings

I like braid for nothing
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#3206964 - 03/28/13 07:14 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: Dbllunger]
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
I love mono for everything

I like fluoro for somethings

I like braid for nothing
I love mono for backing

I love floro for everything,but......

I love braid for top water and flipping \:\)
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#3207008 - 03/28/13 07:35 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: Football Hunter]
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Baitfish don't get washed into windy banks, they follow the food blown there. But it's right to fish windy banks because of baitfish being there. Any baitfish can swim against the strongest windblown current you will be fishing in without a problem and move in the opposite direction with ease.
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#3207027 - 03/28/13 07:44 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: SilverFox]
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 Originally Posted By: SilverFox
Baitfish don't get washed into windy banks, they follow the food blown there. But it's right to fish windy banks because of baitfish being there. Any baitfish can swim against the strongest windblown current you will be fishing in without a problem and move in the opposite direction with ease.

Correct,and good point,what the bait fish feed on gets blown with the wind,and they follow,and etc
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#3207078 - 03/28/13 08:13 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: SilverFox
Baitfish don't get washed into windy banks, they follow the food blown there. But it's right to fish windy banks because of baitfish being there. Any baitfish can swim against the strongest windblown current you will be fishing in without a problem and move in the opposite direction with ease.

Correct,and good point,what the bait fish feed on gets blown with the wind,and they follow,and etc


Yep, kind of like a domino effect. Let the wind be your friend this time of yr.
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#3207308 - 03/29/13 12:12 AM Re: Tell me something... [Re: monsterbuck07]
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 Originally Posted By: monsterbuck07
What does braided line help?

What do certain pole lengths matter?

What is the best tip you have ever learned fishing wise?


Braided line helps you tear up rods and reels if you're not careful. Other than that the only thing I feel you must use it for is the Alabama Rig.

The longer the pole the more line you take up on hook set. It also makes casting easier in most cases but not all like throwing a spinnerbait in trees or tight areas.

The best tip... Check your line often at the bait and several inches above. There are only 2 reasons most fish are lost due to broken lines. The first is people don't tie new knots often enough. It's a must if you fish in rocks or trees to check it every so often especially after hanging up or catching a fish. The other reason people break off... and it's not due to the awesome hooksets people claim to have, it's due to using the wrong equipment. Fluoro line has very little stretch. A very hard hookset with it on a heavy action rod with the drag tight is gonna break something. The weak point is usually the line. If you're using fluoro, step back to a medium heavy rod or loosen your drag up. You will still get the same hook set but you will break off a lot less fish. Most rods were designed to use mono line until recently. Some rods now are made for a fluoro or braid... that's the reason you pick up a medium heavy rod now and it feels more like medium. They are taking the error of too hard of hooksets out of the labeling. Duckett rods are a prime example of this.
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#3211509 - 04/02/13 02:59 PM Re: Tell me something... [Re: SilverFox]
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I am not like the rest, I really like my Spiderwire. I have adjusted my fishing knots over the years and look for poles without the ceramic lining on the eyelets as certain braids will eat through them in a few cast and cause line fraying. I threw away two KVD limited baitcasting rods after destrotying the eyelets with braided line and losing fish. I really like finese baits and braided line really helps me feel the bottom and the bite. About the only time I use Mono or Flouro is on my crappie rigs. I will also add I think the advertised weigt limits on braidied line is alot more than it says. 10lb braided holds a lot more than 10 lbs and has a diameter of around 2 to 4 lb Mono. It does take some getting used to but its a great tool in the box at least in my humble opinion.
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