The braid was fished off the stern and the mono up the sides. Mono has a lot of give due to it's elasticity. I’ve lost a few big fish due to mono breakoffs and have more confidence that the line won’t break with braids like suffix or fireline. For me the advantage is the braid lasts a really long time and lays nice on and off the spool. 5 Mono is available in a range of bright colours – ideal for field casting. How many of you use braid + mono leader for poppers and walking baits with good success for top water ? Braid can cut through your finger like cheese wire. You can use really strong braid to reduce fish breaking off. My view is that they both work, I like pred-stretched mono .35dia, Tubertini Blue is a good one, use a leader. I keep several rigs spooled up with both types.. Braided line, made up of hundreds of small fibers, soaks up water very quickly and sinks right away. Braid diameter is much thinner for the comparable breaking strains. Although diameters vary, 10 lb mono has the same diameter as 30lb braid. Anyone use a pennel? With a slow action rod and a bit of mono you'll have plenty of forgiveness with the braid. Will the rest of the crew be mates or strangers? Come join the discussion about fishing guides, bait, safety, gear, tackle, tips, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! 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. Hope this helps. Once bitten,twice shy an all that!! 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 !! I have been using braid for uptiding for some time now, requires lighter leads and the old style soft tip blank. think it is Paul Wells. A fixed-spool reel is the answer in both cases. Braid is thin. It has a much smaller diameter than mono and this has a lot of benefits. Here are the basics: Braid will allow you to fit more line on your spool, therefore, having more line or heavier lb test to fight a fish. Quote Reply Topic: kingfish tatics, braid or mono Posted: 22 Aug 2007 at 8:02pm. This will make you visit the fishing shop more often to get a new line, and in the long run, it is possible to spend more money in mono than you would spend if you bought braid in the first place, which makes the braid the most profitable option. I think having a rod with each mono and braided line is a good idea. That's because pound for pound, braid has a much smaller diameter than monofilament does. I much prefer mono for straylining. Click here to read about the best spinning reels and here to … Braided line has a ton of benefits, including increased casting distance, thinner diameter, it’s stronger than mono of the same test, and it allows you to feel every nibble and twitch of your bait or lure. 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 Mono sinks much better than braid does, which helps if you have a light current in your swim or very wary fish. Braid will also allow for better sensitivity as it has less stretch than mono. Nothing really unless in very deep water where the low stretch comes into effect. Mono is transparent in the water so the fish are less likely to see it. The ability to crank and pull logs off the bottom, big pike, or whatever else is something a #30 braid can do, but certainly not a #8 mono. Being slightly permeable, monofilament will absorb a small amount of water over time, causing the line to slowly sink. [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Dreaming of Norwegian Cod and Haddock.:busted_co. could be a sticking point if the latter. I run 50 lb braid with 30-40 ft of 30# mono top shot on mooching reels and slow action rods. Come join the discussion about fishing guides, bait, safety, gear, tackle, tips, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Braid also does not hold some knots as well, because it’s slicker than mono (learn to tie a uni knot). :doh: how about catching some fish??? 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 … For Your free copy of 'The Bait Pumpers Bible' or for any bait pumping questions, please email Me at the following address (please note my new email address), VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Add to Buddy List. If you have equal rated braid vs mono (in lbs), the braid will allow the lure to run deeper. Quite stiff, especially in … Question for those guys using mono for uptiding. In the Bristol Channel we have the second biggest tides in the world & they will put plenty of pressure on braid. Find Members Posts. Not only does the mono catch the tide better i find that braid can some times be harder to cast in windy conditions and a birds nest in braid is a big problem. If you’ve hung around your local marinas long enough, chances are you’ve heard the debate between monofilament and braided line for bass fishing with topwaters. Do you modify your ringing on the rod to accomodate the fixed spool? Try both of them out and see for yourself which one you prefer. With mono you get a good bend in your rod and you also get more instances where the fish hooks itself as once once freed from the bed by the fish your lead heads off down tide hooking the fish as it does so. knob . Re: Mono or Braid For Crank Baits « Reply #20 on: January 12, 2019, 11:22:07 AM » Went to flouro and havent looked back.Missouri is one big rock.It handles them really well. Tarlach. tried the braid on a boat out of dungy,uptiding in 140 feet of water.held bottom no problem..could see every little tap and nibble,things you dont see with mono....skipper said he had seen some very big fish lost on braid...and if you get a birds nest ,then it is game over.i have not used braid since. [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy! Mono is also far more abrasion resistant. Today’s anglers use braid for numerous applications — not only for its tensile strength, but because of the way it behaves on the spool, particularly with spinning reels. Mono is more affordable than braid. Once you breach that finish, the line is compromised." Ps, The rod has a new tip, so you can stop feeling guilty now John. You should change your mono every season whereas braid can last for 3-4 seasons and more. 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. A forum community dedicated to fishing and boat owners and enthusiasts. The age old question, is braid or mono better, or should I use braid or mono? Hi Fella if you are fishing down the side of the boat use nylon cast towards the bow of the boat and feel for the lead hitting bottom then lets loads of line out to form a big bow then put the reel back in gear the tide should put a nice bend in your rods tip if you are fishing off the stern you can use braid just lowwer your bait down and bounce your bait down tide you do this by leaving your reel in free spool and cover the spool with your thumb again once you feel bottom clamp down lift your rod let line out until you feel bottom and repeat until you get a take some times you dont feel the bite its when you lock the spool you feel the extra weight on your line just click the reel into gear and wind in slowly do not pump the fish just keep steady pressure on and it will come towards you shout out Fish-On this should get the skipper ready with the gaff just going back when fishing over the side your rod tip should have a nice bend in the tip should you get a slack-line bite your rod tip will spring back just pick your rod up and wind in fast until you can feel the fish dont strike just wind in slowly keeping pressure on the fish hope this helps you its a great way to catch fish bait wise take squid blacks cart and mussel and razor tightlines Alain, 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, Thanks for the answers fellas , confirmed what i thought mono it is cheers Simon. Hi Mate, Mono for uptiding and braid for down tide. Re match sounds good, we could then the debate the virtues of uptide versus downtide, the various combinations are limitless. Braids are more expensive. 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. 03-29-2020, 03:57 PM #3. Mono may be affordable but it degrades faster than braid. We all use braid on my boat for uptiding in the Bristol Channel. A soft tip rod is far better but i'd say thats the same for using braid or mono. Mono is cheaper and has more stretch which helps out in a few different circumstances. Braid is strong and sensitive, but not invisible, while mono is stretchy, invisible, and cheap, but also thick, has memory, and not very strong. just imagine the pull needed to break it. Braid vs Mono for Surf Fishing. Mono is More Buoyant than Braid Due to a relatively low density, monofilament line floats — at first anyway. 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. Members Profile. 15lb braid is going to be hard to manage on a casting reel for anyone and if you are having trouble with 50lb braid then I would suggest trying like 10-12kb mono to start. While I disagree with most of what you have said, it is not the point of my post to debate who is right or wrong. Sometimes she lets me go fishing:clap3: Definately mono for me. Did the Braidy Bunch complain foul with the broken rod tip eye, cant remember. 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. 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