Bait caster- spectra or mono or?

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by Hirame1, Oct 6, 2012.

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What do you prefer?

  1. All mono

    14.1%
  2. All spectra

    10.7%
  3. Spectra with mono leader

    18.0%
  4. Spectra with fluro leader

    52.7%
  5. Mono with fluro leader

    7.3%
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  1. Hirame1

    Hirame1 Newbie

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    After my last outing and loosing a lucky craft on spectra. I've lost 2 lucky craft on spectra and I think I'm going to mono now.

    I'm curious as to what fishing line people are fishing with on their baitcaster.

    and their experiences and opinion.

    1. All spectra
    2. All mono
    3. Spectra backing mono leader
    4. Spectra backing fluoro leader
    5. Mono and fluro leader
     
  2. ratrod

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    I like straight braid if you're talking about throwing hardbaits.

    Try being more specific about how you're breaking off while slinging LC's.

    Is it snapping at the knot? - solution: tie better knots
    Breaking midway during cast? solution: adjust brakes or cast control knob, or loosen drags, or braid not spooled on tight enough

    Could be a few other reasons, but without more info, just guessing.
     
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  3. koifish

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    I do straight braid.
     
  4. SaltyNutz

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    Straight 30lb braid for hardbaits
    Braid with a short fluoro leader for Carolina rig/dropshot/big hammer
     
  5. Lostmans5

    Lostmans5 Newbie

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    I use Sufix Tritanium Plus, a copolymer line with a silicone surface. Very strong, 1.5 times lable actual break, slight memory helps spring the line off a caster spool. Very high abrasion resistance, excellent knot strength. The slick line makes it a favorite with east coast surf casters. I use a bimini or spider hitch to a yucatan to attach a leader when needed.
     
  6. vinhtran

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    30lb power pro slick for me for the most part.
     
  7. PhiFee941

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    Ill go all braid.
     
  8. Swarthy Dago

    Swarthy Dago Coredor de las olas

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    straight flouro
     
  9. widgeon

    widgeon Ex-Hunter and gatherer

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    I spool my bait casters with straight braid, but for most applications add about a 3' flouro leader. Just recently added about a 10 yard, wind on leader to one reel to give that a shot. I started using this knot...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R3_znSAPz8[/ame]

    So far, so good.
     
  10. Bayninja 13

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    I stay with Mono, IMO you need that stretch when using hardbaits
     
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  11. polfishski

    polfishski Well-Known "Member"

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    I like spectra to about a 4 ft fluoro leader if im dropper loopn. For tossing jigs I go with spectra to a 6 ft piece of fluoro. My 2 cents.
     
  12. Bob_Benner

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    For hard baits I go straight 40lb Sufix 832. Swim baits I will use a short 20 inch mono leader either in 10 or 12lb. Drop shot I fish 8 lb Sufix Elite mono.
     
  13. respect4ocean

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    pull spectra tight u can cut it with a butter knife !!
     
  14. darrin8

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    I usually fish straight spectra with a short leader of mono
     
  15. CCR

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    i cant believe that so many people spend money fishing with floro leaders when fishing hard baits, they're bitting the LURE for the ACTION,not the line cuz its slightly less visible. save your money!
     
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    With hard baits I throw straight 50-pound braid on the spinner and 65 on the baitcaster. Anything less and I too throw/break off lures while casting. When I tie on a floro leader I use the 30 wrap Albright and have never had a knot failure.

    Having said that, I still feel straight momo fishes best for many inshore applications.
     
  17. Solar

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    Well depends on what's causing the breakoffs. What kind of a reel are you using? What # test braid?

    When using light braid on casting reels, it sometimes digs in...
     
  18. deluxe247

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    I prefer 10-12lb izor XXX copolymer: its cheap, minimal stretch, great breaking strength, easier to dig out birds nests than braid. I feel I don't need a ton of pressure to bring in these halibut because of their delicate lips, so a little bit of stretch in the mono is fine.
     
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  19. tetzilla

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    WHAT/?YOU HAVE LOST 4o_Oo worth of lc"s on sprectra...even 15 20 lb braided line shouled be stroung enough to bend the hooks free of anny hang ups.constant presure .rember your trying to unbend the hook ,thus setting yourself free....are you having knott problemes?...small diawa baitcaster blkwidow,,spooled with 15lb red spectra 2 to 3 feet florcarbon,,,, your stright braid ??? probaly getting worn down at knot when yout LC starts hitting or digging in the sand
     
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  20. GreenHornfisher

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    Braid 30 lb floro leader 20-40 lb
     

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