20lb Braid too much?

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby smile0784 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:40 am




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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby 4liters » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:33 am

You'll probably find a graphite rod is more suitable for casting plastics further than a glass or composite rod at that price point
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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby MasterBaiter24 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:33 am

smile0784 wrote:Depends on what flicking around.
If its justplastics or hard bodies or vibes
The action will change dependong on the rod type

Yeah, just mainy plastics and hardbodies

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby MasterBaiter24 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:35 am


Ive heard that jarvis walker is pretty crappy, is this correct or am i just assuming things?

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby smile0784 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:09 am

I think someone on here mentioned that but not sure what model rod it was related too

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby Paul Foot » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 am

MasterBaiter24 wrote:
ducky wrote:Well that just means it’s crappy quality line. Either a bad batch or damaged.

For the OP. Shimano kairiki braid is probably the best widely available braid atm. A 10lb spool of that would do the job if you are currently running 20lb Finns/Aldi braid or the like. It’s the equivalent thickness of a pe0.8 for whenever that becomes important.

I'm using Jarvis walker Hercules, picked it up on special. Do you know the PE of that line?

I use that JW braid on my bait fishing outfits, 15lb, it is cheap, strong, will last a lot longer than mono and has the same thickness as 6lb mono. I do use the same stuff on a soft plastics outfit and it works but I will replace it eventually with thinner 8lb, higher quality braid to improve casting distance.



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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby Lightningx » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:40 pm

Just pay a bit more and get some decent braid mate.
It’s worth it :thumbsup:

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby smile0784 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:39 pm

What rod do you have atm?

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby Kimtown » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Does anyone else get confused af with braid talk or just me? Lol

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Re: 20lb Braid too much?

Postby Hosery » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:56 pm

J-braid for the win here. I say 20lb to heavy for general plastics unless chasing big fish. If starting out go around 12lb. I Used fireline crystal once. It’s like fencing wire and rubbish. Gave spidewire a run. Weak as p1ss but recon had a bad batch. Than ran tournament exceed for a long time. Not to bad. But am now in love with j-braid possibly more than I fancy my wife. :rofl:



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