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Old 09-11-2008, 06:38 PM
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Default braid and guides

Before I do anything really stupid, can someone with first hand knowledge tell me whether 30# Power Pro will eat into the guides on a Lami Ron Arra?

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:40 PM
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why do you think it would do that?



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Old 09-11-2008, 06:56 PM
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why do you think it would do that?
I don't think it would, but I've never used braid before and I've heard of braid eating into the guides on some rods. I just want to make sure before I run down to the beach and destroy my new rod.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:25 AM
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I just bough two 11' Ron Arra's myself, and I fish with braid not worried about the braid damaging my guides as it as not happened on any of my other rods yet, but just as with anything else long term use will cause wear and tear on any type of equipment, nothing lasts forever.

I use PP some guys dont like it, (sort of like a Ford and Chevy type thing)some guys myself included love it, I will never fish with mono again. I have never tried sufix braid maybe ill try it some day to see for myself if there is any difference between PP, and sufix.

Fishing with braid is a totally different ball game then fishing with mono, you will need to know, understand, and respect the differences between the 2.
You will not be able to cast the same way with braid as you do with mono because there is no stretch with braid as compared to mono, mono is more forgiving than braid because mono stretches, the more you stretch mono the weaker, and weaker it becomes. When you cast wile using braid you can not whip your lure or what ever you may be casting because the braid will snap instantly, and that is when guys say they have "mystery break offs" and the braid is no good, it's not the braid, its them not knowing how to cast with braid, mono will stretch therefore wont break as easy, butt if you know how to cast properly you will never snap your braid on a cast, I never have.

Braid as tremendous tensile strength I have straitened out the hooks on bucktails using only 20lb PP by pulling it free form snags on the bottom.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:05 PM
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Older braids and older guides, especially steel wire guides, were trouble.

Todays braids is much less abrasive and the new ceramic rings are harder and slicker
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:14 PM
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Thanks guys. I didn't think it would be a problem, just wanted to make sure.

And thanks for the heads up on the difference between casting braid and casting mono Zeus.
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:09 PM
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Your welcome
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:50 PM
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and that is when guys say they have "mystery break offs" and the braid is no good, it's not the braid, its them not knowing how to cast with braid
I need someone to teach me how to cast.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:57 PM
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:02 PM
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I need someone to teach me how to cast.
Me too.
I need special lessons on how to cast PP vs every other kind of braid
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:59 PM
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i am suuuure zeke will elaborate on the art of power pro. the do's and don'ts and blah blah blah. won't you zeke?



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Old 09-14-2008, 11:55 PM
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Don't be too confident in any of your gear no matter how much it costs you. Braid can be deadly to anything (ESPECIALLY IF YOU FISH IT HARD). Make sure you check all your guides before going out. 1 knick can mean wasted gas, bait, lost fish and time.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:01 AM
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BTW. If your casting heavy plugs you should be more worried about your fingers than the guides. A good slice early in the night will FYU for a couple days. A light neoprene glove is a must in the rain or fishing heavy surf where your hands will get wet. Wet fingers + braid + heavy plugs = WTF.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:19 AM
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OH Yeah. 30lb power pro put a slice in my new this year 9ft lami surf series (top eye). I lost 2 plugs before I figured it out. I'm happy I only lost 2. I still only fish the PP.
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