Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

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Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby mikehammer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:28 am

Looking to give soft plastics another go... is braid line absolutely necessary, or is it possible to use just fluro carbon line?



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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby 4liters » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 am

Nothing in fishing is ‘absolutely’ necessary. It might help you catch more fish though
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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby smile0784 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:49 am

Not nessassary but helps feel the strike better.
Could just use mono for bulk of the line

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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby LINwAd » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:33 am

Braid is the best option for soft plastics in my opinion. It allows greater feel and control and may be the difference between hooking up to a fish or not.
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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby purple5ive » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 am

fishing soft plastics with mono/fluorocarbon is like watching a blue ray movie on a black and white television.
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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby bowl » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 am

Nah , i run 4lb mono with 8-10 pound leader ..
I prefer braid....but if I use mono I run lighter lb ,then I would braid..


But if ya got the cash you can run full fluro....



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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby 4liters » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:13 am

purple5ive wrote:fishing soft plastics with mono/fluorocarbon is like watching a blue ray movie on a black and white television.

What if it’s a black and white movie??
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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby purple5ive » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:21 am

4liters wrote:
purple5ive wrote:fishing soft plastics with mono/fluorocarbon is like watching a blue ray movie on a black and white television.

What if it’s a black and white movie??


i mentioned blue ray with good intentions of pointing towards modern cinemedia, but im sure theres some black and white videos floating around on blue ray.. in that case what you dont know wont hurt you :rofl:
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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby Lightningx » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 am

Braid is the way to go :thumbsup:

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Re: Is braid absolutely necessary for soft plastics?

Postby Kimtown » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am

fishing soft plastics with mono/fluorocarbon is like eating a porterhouse with chopsticks



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