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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2005, 04:42:17 PM »

hey fogy.  i have tried a couple braided lines from companys such as Gorilla Braid, Power Pro, and Fireline.  i have had the same problems that you have.  the best one out of the three though was power pro.  also, with braided lines, you will eventually find little slice marks in your first rod eye.  this is due to the fact that braided lines are extremely tough, and durable.  i now use Rapala line, which i have had no problems with.  Rapala mono line has almost no memory as well. give rapala a try and let me know what you think about it.  your in good fishing,
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2005, 04:46:42 PM »

Not all manufacturers want to know that there might be something wrong with their product...but I think they should want to know
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2005, 04:49:05 PM »

I haven't experienced the wear problem with my rods and have use braid of one type of another over two years, I am not a pro angler but I do fish close to every wekend.
The only problem I ever encountered with braid was when I had a minute chip in a tip caused by somebody who will remain nameless closing the front door on a rodtip numerous times.
That rod tip cut that line cleaner than I could do with my custom sharpened scisors. It took me 4 casts and cut offs to figure out the problem.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2005, 04:52:44 PM »

Fortunately, that's an easy fix...just replace the defective component.

I also have been using braid exclusively on my baitcasters for several years now and with no ill effects on my equipment...and I fish when it's warm at least 5 times a week! Could it have anything to do with the type of guides on the rod?
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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2005, 04:58:54 PM »

I don't know Fish, but I am thinking of going to titanium tips just in case. I do know the harder the guides the better it has to be.
Somebody at work mentioned that sand content might effect it, making it more abrsive, dunno but I use the line in salt water so there has to be sand and abrasive salt crystals in it and I haven't had any problems with it.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2005, 05:02:02 PM »

I do know that a lot of rods that have aluminum oxide guides don't have the ceramic guide for the tiptop...they use a carboloy guide there...the rod I'm using with the braids has ceramic guides only.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2005, 05:06:32 PM »

Ya know what come to think of it all my rods have ceramic or stainless steel guides, you may have somethin there fish.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2005, 09:46:44 PM »

i switched from spiderwire to fireline this year and ive had no problems with the fireline. it frays less, casts well, and i havent had any trouble with it cutting itself.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2005, 04:08:57 AM »

Yea Loch, Fireline works pretty good.
I spool Sharon's reels with the Pink Fireline.
Its a little stiff compared to the Ripcord plus that I use but it isn't alll that bad.
All in all Fireline works much better than spyderwire for sure.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2005, 02:23:34 AM »

Hey Pferox what was the name of that line we were talkin about on Ventrilio, cannot remember what you told me for the cold salt water , and did not write it down like I should have ~rant ~rant darn jet fuel lo
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2005, 07:37:32 AM »

I use Ripcord Plus Xtra body, from cabella's, Berkley's gorilla line works good to. Don't pannick tho if you line starts to look like a catipellar, it is still strong stuff.
It has a dacron tracer in it and that does make it lots stronger and more resistant to salt.
I ain't sure if we get as cold as you do, but it is worth the try.
I was thinkin of going straight dacron on my heavier rods, but havn't heard much about it. Maybe we should start a thread on that one.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2005, 02:30:50 PM »

Thanks, and now it is written down for me lo :-*
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #62 on: July 17, 2005, 02:37:26 PM »

NO prob bud.  8)
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2005, 11:58:42 PM »

Getting started with braid can be really frustrating, especially if you like to work the baits the way I do.  The braid wraps around the rod tip.  I find that power pro in 50# is the best so far. 
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2005, 03:47:11 AM »

Avid, that's interesting, cause I haven't had that problem with Power Pro, are you usin a baitcaster or a spinner.
If it is a spinning reel you need to check that the little bearing on the bail is moving freely, cause it sounds like excessive twist or it could be wind winding it up on a loose line.
You might want to try a good ball bearing swivle and a leader.
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2005, 07:52:21 PM »

Absolutely, always used a swivel with the large test braided line, I tried not using a swivel once and well, I was re-spooling :'(
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Re: Braided Line
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2005, 03:44:42 AM »

When Snook fishin, I use power pro, or Ripcord and just tie on a shock leader with a uni-knot splice.
It works pretty good, if most of my bass rods didn't have such  ~xyz small guides on em I would do it that way too.

Fireline and spyderwire seem to be flatter, and it is almost mandatory to have a swivle.

Of course this comes from my limited experience with the stuff.
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