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Lex LeQuia
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:45 PM 05/10/09 (CST)
Hello my brothers and sisters of the hook,
Simple question needing an answer... I wat to try out braid but do I start with my spincasting ( which I am more accustom to ) or do I put it on my new baitcasting set up. Looking for a good northern pike rig, something that can give me long cssts with medium size lures. Input please....
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:27 AM 05/11/09 (CST)
Not good for spincasting In my opinion.Theres more line capacity on a baitcaster also.I've never seen anybody with braided on a spinning reel that I can recall.Sorry I'm not much of a northern guy so I can't really offer any good advice.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:48 AM 05/11/09 (CST)
Hey Lex. Sounds like you went ahead with that new baitcasting purchase. Cool.

Braid works great on open faced spinning gear! I can't say how it works on closed spincast reels, but I don’t see any reason not to try it. I rarely get knots on my spinning reel but, if I do, it's usually something I end up having to cut off. Some folks complain about "wind knots" and braid wrapping around your guides, but that's never been an issue for me.

I use 20-30lb Power Pro and highly recommend it. I might go smaller on a spincast rig though. It seems a little stiff right out of the box, but it loosens up fast and soon it's totally limp. You really have to get used to how it casts. But because there is no line “memory”, it flows off your reel better and you will cast farther. And there really is no stretch. I remember setting the hook constantly, when I was just snagging a weed or something, because it felt like a fish.

I also know a few guys who put it on their reels but took it off before the day was done and never looked back. So you’ll have to test it and decide. I say, give it a try on both reels. You'll probably get longer casts on the baitcaster than the spincast with any line, but braid is perfect for baitcasters. Bear in mind there is a learning curve though. Backlashes are harder to get out too; especially if you pulled to hard at some point and the line buried itself in the spool. That’s the worst part about braid, IMO. So get a line pick if you don’t have one already. But, being new to baitcasting, you’re going to get backlashes no matter what you’re using, so you might as well start with braid. I think it’s awesome stuff though. I’d like to hear what you think after trying it out.




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 05:13 PM 05/11/09 (CST)
I usually only use braid on a spinning reel when skipping docks, and sometimes on the river fishing wingdams full of Zebra Mussels. Otherwise I usually like monofilament. Mono with the least memory is best. I also like the stretch that mono gives.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 06:53 PM 05/11/09 (CST)
I told you I couldn't offer any good advise. smile smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:49 AM 05/12/09 (CST)
I only use Spiderwire Stealth (20 lb), although I have heard good things about Power Pro. I like to fish the weeds and pads so the low stretch line is much more preferable for dragging the fish out of the slop. The toothy critters still cut you off once in a while. Stealth is very limp line and if you use light lures I can see where you might get some loops and knots, but with topwater lures like I like to use it's not much of a problem. The good thing about Stealth is that it is only about $10 to $12 for a 150 yard spool, regular Spiderwire is $20.



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 08:38 PM 05/12/09 (CST)
Thank you all so much. I went with braid on both my spinning and my baitcaster. I use some heavy mono as backing and went with 30lb Suffix performance braid. With a diameter of 8lb mono and some serious backbone I'm hoping I got a good combination. I'll check in later in the season and let yu know how it went, Yhanks agai everyone.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 01:23 PM 05/13/09 (CST)
Folks love that Suffix. Good choice. Smart to back it with mono too. It saves you from wasting a lot of expensive line that won't ever hit the water.




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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:57 AM 05/15/09 (CST)
Lex LaQuia,

I would have to largely agree with FishCat. I personally have used the original Spiderwire for 10 years or so now. It sounds weird, I know, but there are times I have set the hook on what felt to be a "strike" and ended up with a foul hooked fish. I am convinced that sometimes the fish just made a pass at the bait and never actually hit it, however, with the increased line sensitivity I "felt" it and set the hook. Since moving to Minnesota this has happened on maybe 8-12 fish over the last couple of years. Most of the time it has been on pike. Since the line had no stretch I put hooks into the side of the fish when I set the hook...I believe I was feeling the bait "move" from the fish being near it..although he never actually hit the bait or had it in his mouth...that is some serious improvement over the mono line I had been using!

I generally use it on spinning gear. However, there are a few problems I have encountered on both the spinning and bait casting use of Spider Wire..and other braids/superlines. Here are a couple of things that have been helpful to me in the learning curve challenge of switching from momo line to no stretch/braided/superlines...

1. SPINNING. If the weather is getting cold...say below 40 degrees or so...then the line can tend to "slip" against the spool and not retrieve properly. If it is cold I have attached the line to a tree, etc. in the morning, walked away from the tree while unspooling the line, at 125 yards or so the line is played out. I then start winding my reel and working my way back up the line. However, I keep LOTS of tension on the line as I respool to keep any gaps or places that could slip out of the line. After I have respooled the line I take off and fish. The whole process takes maybe 5 minutes. I have never had a line problem on any weather day after using this technique.

2. BAIT CASTING Any baitcaster is subject to the occasional backlash. However they can be a real pain when they are on superlines and go way deep into the spool. Anyone who has had to spend an hour picking one out..or had to cut a sizable chunk off his line from it can attest to that fact. Here is a little trick that can be worth its weight in gold. At the start of the day make a long cast..then pull out maybe 5-10 yards additional line. At that point place a piece of electrical tape that is the same width as the spool over the line on the spool. What this does is stop any potential backlash at a shallow level. The backlash can only go as deep as the electrical tape. However, since the tape is some 5-10 yards deeper than your long cast it should never interfere with casting and also allow for a few feet of line loss in the day if needed. This little trick can save you HOURS lost to deep backlashes.

Well there are a couple of learning curve tips in using superbraids that have been helpful to me. Hopefully you get some mileage from them as well.

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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 10:10 AM 05/15/09 (CST)
I put a small piece of tape over the knot against the spool to keep it from slipping. As you reel more line on the spool it holds it against it. You won't have a problem unless a fish makes you use all of the line on the spool. Wow would that be fun!



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