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Old 04-24-2006, 05:19 PM
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I'm thinking of changing to braided line on my grouper rigs. I fish off the west coast of Fl. and have been using mono line with fluorocarbon leader. I have been having pretty good results but I am always looking to do better and I like what I read about braided line. Appreciate any thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:42 PM
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braided has its benifits... theres no strech witch helps get them up..if your using a lighter rod... i like both
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:50 PM
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I really like braid for bottom fishing.It has less stretch and is much more sensitive than mono.We fished this past weekend in 170-185 ft of water.I fished with both mono and braid on penn 113s.It is much easier to feel the smallest bites with the braid.The thinner diameter makes it easier to fish deeper water also when there is current.The mono has so much stretch at that depth it can be hard to get a fish turned quickly.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:46 PM
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I switched to braided this year and I do lots of bottom fishing. Do one reel and you will soon switch them all. I love it. I use 20' of 100 lb mono for a little stretch at the end. I connect the braided line to the 100 lb mono w/ the slim beauty knot http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/k...im_beauty.aspx , on the 100 lb mono I use a barrel swivel to connect a bank sinker so it slides. I then connect 80 lb leader material w/ a circle hook. I fish grouper and red snapper a lot and this is the way to go imho.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:52 PM
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Braid for all bottom and wreck fishing, and inshore sub-surface trolling. Mono for chunking, livelining, and surface trolling.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for the info. I was generally going in this direction and your positive comments confirm what I was thinking.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:30 PM
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Do it......tons more sensitve....some say you can feel the grouper swim by before the strike
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:36 AM
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Braid is much better for bottom fishing, especially in depths over 100'. Less stretch so you can pull a big fish away from structure, less belly in the line, and greater sensitivity. There is really no reason to not use braid for grouper, add a 20' mono top shot for abrasion resistance if wreck fishing.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:12 PM
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Braid for drop line fishing better feel and hook set but for trolling mono ,the strech acts like a shockabsorber.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:48 PM
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I usually fish from 150'-300' of water for grouper and snapper. I use braid on all my bottom fishing reels. I don't use any mono at all, except maybe a 3'-4' mono leader. Mono has it's place, but not on my bottom fishing reels.
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:04 PM
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What pound test braided do you use? What brand? I'll be fishing wrecks out of Virginia Beach- using Penn Gti 320 reels.

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