Many thanks Simon or should i ring skipper ? 2011 Species: Whiting, 5 bearded rockling, dab, codling, flounder, http://s495.photobucket.com/albums/rr314/col175/, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. How many of you use braid + mono leader for poppers and walking baits with good success for top water ? It's so thin that it won't make a huge difference in the tide flow. A forum community dedicated to fishing and boat owners and enthusiasts. Braid will also allow for better sensitivity as it has less stretch than mono. think its more a case of diameter mate .35 you wont go wrong for some lines thats 15lb while others it can be as much 20lb hope it helps. Tangles in braid are horrible things to sort out and i think that braid is more prone to tangles. You can use really strong braid to reduce fish breaking off. You should change your mono every season whereas braid can last for 3-4 seasons and more. I much prefer mono for straylining. The power advantage of braid is obvious. The braid was fished off the stern and the mono up the sides. Hi Mate, Mono for uptiding and braid for down tide. Although diameters vary, 10 lb mono has the same diameter as 30lb braid. 03-29-2020, 03:57 PM #3. Mono has the better potential to catch the tide and keep the bow in the line, of which of course you need for uptiding or cheaper thick braid. braid defeats the object of uptiding...you want the line to catch in the tide thus pulling you weight into the seabed putting a lovely bend in your rod tip ....braid will work but mono is better downtiding braid rules cutting through the tide meaning you need a fraction of the weight to hold bottom that mono requires Hey guys, Just wanna know what you guys like to use for fishing off the rocks, ive always used 25-30lb mono as i worry that the braid will be easily cut on rocks, also have had problems with line twists around my rig when using braid,when i wind in its tangled around the hook and sinker, this is one of the main reasons ive chosen to always use mono. think it is Paul Wells. Hope this helps. Tarlach. Similar problems exist with braid jamming in its own coils when uptiding with braid and a multiplier from the boat. I would think unless a weak link is used, almost certainly cutting it, would be required:whistling. Come join the discussion about fishing guides, bait, safety, gear, tackle, tips, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Nothing really unless in very deep water where the low stretch comes into effect. Braid has much less line friction compared to mono so requires more turns in order to not unravel compared to what is needed with a “mono to mono” connection. Do you modify your ringing on the rod to accomodate the fixed spool? "Braid's strength is straight up and down," says John Drouet, sales manager for HiLiner (Diamond Fishing Products). Bearing in mind fishing the outside of the breakwater is still uptiding, the results of this exercise always put me off uptiding with braid for cods on my boat .To this day I still use mono for uptiding and braid for downtiding on the boat and will not use it ever from the beach!!. We had a week with Shaun Anning out of Watchet, 8 of us, six on mono, two on braid, all using 8oz grip leads, none of us had any problems. I've checked out the Avet pro 30, and with that reel I'll be able to get 500m of braid and a small top shot on. I use both mono and braid,, depends on the set-up for me..Floats or no floats, current or no current,,etc. JavaScript is disabled. 5 Mono is available in a range of bright colours – ideal for field casting. I think if you were a Sun Journalist you could write. I was experimenting with the new breed of braided lines ,on this particular day i was using an Ultima braid, Lionel was using Ultima Tournament mono. top water / mono) . Bearing in mind fishing the outside of the breakwater is still uptiding, the results of this exercise always put me off uptiding with braid for cods on my boat .To this day I still use mono for uptiding and braid for downtiding on the boat and will not use it … Being slightly permeable, monofilament will absorb a small amount of water over time, causing the line to slowly sink. Mono is more affordable than braid. "Braid breaks down when the fibers abrade. Sinks; Mono is cheaper than braid, yard for yard – although braid might be cheaper in the long run (more about this later). Once bitten,twice shy an all that!! IMO its the one time you actually want the tide to pull your line hard rather than cut through it. Try both of them out and see for yourself which one you prefer. Quote Reply Topic: kingfish tatics, braid or mono Posted: 22 Aug 2007 at 8:02pm. Once you breach that finish, the line is compromised." The results were spectacular,conclusive and were not what We expected- Myself using braid could catch only dogs ,and lots of them, Lionel on the other hand caught only cods and lots of them !! With a slow action rod and a bit of mono you'll have plenty of forgiveness with the braid. Braid is much more resistant to abrasions, which means that you'll never have to lose sleep again thinking about the one that got away. Before going into specifics, here are the main obvious differences in braid over mono: Braid has less stretch. Anyone use a pennel? Further, braid has less abrasion resistance than monofilament. A forum community dedicated to fishing and boat owners and enthusiasts. Mono is transparent in the water so the fish are less likely to see it. A few years ago Myself and Big Li fished in the Knuckle on Dover Breakwater around November time. Each type of line has specific uses, according to Marty Stone. 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