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  1. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hey guys, I remember reading somewhere or hearing from someone somewhere that using braided line for striped bass isn't good. Can someone explain this to me? Why is mono preferred over braided line? I'm just confused, I've been using braided line for all my other fishing applications I.E...
  2. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I am casting 20 lb power pro braided line with a 10.5 surf rod 40 yds or so. What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do differently to avoid my line from unwinding from reel and or getting knoted. What a pain.
  3. Massachusetts
    I have 2 bait casters filled with 50 spider super braid, and I tied it to a swivel using a palmor knot, then used an improve clinch knot from leader line to swivel, and snelled the hook. Managed to snag a live pogie and then I had a monster striper hit it 40 yards away from the boat and it took...
  4. Boating Beginners
    I could swear I've seen some body (probably Roc) post that braided line isn't always so good for bait and fish finder rigs. I've never done much bait fishing using braid, but I do know the difference it makes for casting distance. Does anybody remember that thread? Does anybody have any...
  5. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    A friend gave me a Penn mariner rod with a Penn 209 level wind conventional reel I was thinking of spooling it up with braided line is this reel OK to have braided line? also what braided line do you guys recommend alot of people are telling me to go with fireline and other say power-pro? Ive...
  6. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Gentlemen and striper fishermen; my question: :cheers: I'm about to place braided line 60 -80# test on a Penn Senator 113H. Any suggestions regarding: -Spooling -Backing -knots braid to braid -knots braid to mono -brand of braid -amount needed 113H holds 475yds 30# mono...
  7. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Going out tomorrow night and I am using braided line for the 1st time. 20 LB powerpro and fishing from shore/rocks. What are some of the things I should know about using braided line? I am wondering if I should wear gloves as I have heard it can cut you easily. If I do land a striper should I...
  8. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hi I just got a new quantum cabo 60 and I am thinking of spooling it with braided line, I have never used braided in the past is it worth it or should I stick to mono? I have a tsunami airwave 10' rod and use it for plugging and bait fishing NJ shores? What braided line should I get? Thickness...
  9. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    is 50 lb gorilla braided line to heave for striper fishing?
  10. Stripers 101 - Sticky Threads
    BRAID is made from UV resistant, high tenacity Dacron (so strong it's used for belting auto tires), premium Nylon, denier Spectra fibers and a variety of materials specifically chosen for traits that make them the best for each application. Raw fibers are loaded on to "bobbins" then installed...
  11. The Striper Forum
    What is the best braided line to use for plugging in the surf and rocks. i have never used braid before in my life so i dont no what to use.
  12. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I recently put some braided line on a few of my rods to try it out. (I have never been advanced enough to even think to use anything but mono) I seem to get a really good feel for the bottom and bites with the stuff. My problem is in the knots. I'm not very good with knots. Improved clinch &...
  13. Massachusetts
    I'm switching from mono to braided for stripers and i was wondering if maybe you should rinse it with fresh water after or? I heard it doesnt stand up well for salt water. Any comments appreciated, thanks.thumbsup.gifFishing the coast of Maine if the stripers ever arrive.
  14. Hudson River
    My braided line 65lb power pro keeps breaking. Once while flatlining, a semi deep diver, the other two times when trolling. The line is brand new. whats the deal? Any ideas? Did i get two bad spools or did i do something wrong?
  15. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    My braided line 65lb power pro keeps breaking. Once while flatlining, a semi deep diver, the other two times when trolling. The line is brand new. whats the deal? Any ideas?
  16. Surfcasting Central
    Hello Headed to IRI this weekend to try for stripers. Will be respooling with new line . Would like any thoughts on braid to use in the 14 to 15 # range that will be better for distance. Will want to cast as far as possible out into inlet. What braid will have the least resistance, and...
  17. Surfcasting Central
    I've been fishing braided line for quite awhile, but only with my spinning reels (Penn 6500's mostly) with little to no problems. The problem comes in when I try to cast plugs with a conventional reel; the line seems to dig into the line on the spool and gets caught up. I've been using Power...
  18. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I know the last place to leave your fishing mono/reel on a hot summer day is in your car. Do braided lines get damaged by the heat as well?
  19. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi Folks, This is my first post.....I've been surf fishing for over 50 yrs. and use both conventional reels & spinning....I have used Mono line for the last 40 yrs....I also like FW Bass fishing and tried braided line on my baitcasters and got birdnests and break off of lures on almost every...
  20. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    any of you guys used this? Is it good? How does it compare to stren superbraid and Stealth?
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