Originally Posted by Stripers247
All 11 of them was asked this question and all answered it the same. What type line used for plugging and what type do you use for chunking bait?
Answer. Braid for plugs. Mono for chunking bait. (stretch)
All except Mike Votto. he said Mono for both.
That surprises me a little. I was a die hard braid guy when I started chunking for stripers. The super strong, zero stretch was just the ticket and to this day I keep braid on my chunking set.
For plugs I started with braid but took it off in favor of mono. For me, and maybe it's just my poor technique
, after a bunch of casts briad will get "loop knots". You see a small loop form on the spool, you cast, and the braid comes off so fast it twists around the loop making for some hellish knots to deal with in the dark. The more you cast, the more you get them. And with poppers when you go from tension to slack to tension to slack you are asking for trouble.
So, for chunks, clams, etc, you don't cast all that much so I can deal with the occasional issue. For plugs when you spend 5-7 hours casting, it makes for a frustrating night.
I also should point out that the bigger the spool, the bigger the problem I have. When I chucked plugs with a Shimano BR 3500 is wasn't as big a problem as it is with the SBR 6500. The line comes off faster, which I think is the problem.
Just my experience - which is no where near the experience of the striper gods you spoke to.
It's gotta be my poor technique. :cry: