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Old 04-09-2006, 09:18 PM
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What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of each? Any recommendations?
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:06 PM
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Braid:
• Better strike detection.
• No stretch.
• Thin diameter.
• Better abrasion resistance.
• No "memory" on reel.
• Usually lasts longer before you need to replace.

Mono:
• Less visible.
• Easier to tie a knot.
• Won't cut your hands as easily.
• Doesn't tangle as easy as braid.
• Easier to cut with regular tools.

I choose braid for about 80% of my fishing situations.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:23 AM
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What type of fishing are you planning on?
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:40 PM
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I'm planning on striper fishing mostly, mainly off shore with 17ft boat.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:10 PM
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I really prefer braid for the reasons mentioned by Hullslap. I use it exclusively wether casting lures or drifting baits. It casts forever and is very sensitive. Just make sure to cut back after every few trips as the line seems to fray after a while. Also, I would get familiar with the palomar knot as it is the best way to tie on to a swivel or lure. If your fishing with friends, make sure you don't tangle or you'll spend half your day untangling lines. Power Pro 50# should be a safe bet.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:23 PM
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I was just thinking about my spooling before reading this. I believe I am going braid for everything inshore, other than my Bass chunking rigs. I use it for all bottom fishing, eeling, wreck fishing, Bass trolling, drift fishing, and whatever else. I have a few Penn 975's with Yo-Zuri mono for chunking bunker heads and such. Starting to back up all reels with spectra now to ensure only changing the topshots every year.
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