- Mar 2, 2009
Its been a slow change but....i will be using braid on EVERYTHING except my side drifting rod ( fish hook themselves on sidedrifting ). After trying braid for running plugs, drift fishing and throwing spinners it is my new choice of line. After doing the mono stretch experiment i will never go back. Its amazing all the fish we have all hooked on mono with its low sensitivity and very poor hookseting ability. The one thing i do so i dont leave braid on the bottom is tie a 5-8' piece of mono "tippet" to the end with an albright not. Not only does it help you break off easier, but if you want your plugs to run higher in the water column you can tie a heavier piece of leader on. Some people say that its floating ability makes it bad for tossing spinners ???? The ammount of boyancy of a half a spool of 65lb braid wouldnt even float a size #3 spinner...its just a wives tale. The larger diameter of a mono would be far worse for a spinners presentation then the bouancy of braid. Also i was worming ( texas rigged plastic worm ) for bass last night and i could use the bouancy of the braid for a visual strike indicator...also while worming i am pretty sure i felt a strike with my line SLACKED !?! I set the hook and fish on! AMAZING ! The only drawback is if you are throwing light stuff ( plugs, small spinners ) you can get wind nots. I only have gotten them on 30lb power pro so...Dont know if its that brand or not. I like spiderwire stealth the best so far. The only thing to remember is...once you tie it to the spool, put one wrap of black electrical tape over it or you will have major problems when fighting a big fish. Another bonus is the fact that when your fighting a fish you can feel every nuance of headshakes, runs, deathrolls ect. If you tape your spools, use a lighter mono tip and be carefull when casting lighter stuff you will have less problems with braid then you would straight mono ! TRY IT !