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Braid what breaking strain

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Sadung, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Sadung

    Sadung Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    What's the best braid to use fishing on a pier sometimes snaggy,I'm hoping the braid will get me a bit more distance ,if anyone can advise me
     
  2. shammy67

    shammy67 only dead fish go with the flow

    Well I use 20lb but thats over sand. I rekon 40lb should do the trick; )

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  3. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    50 or 60lb
     
  4. anth the angler

    anth the angler Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Just bought myself an Affinity 8000; was recommended to put 50llb on [plus a few winds of mono at the start as it wouldnt waste braid] managed to get a good bit of distance with that weight line and the reel took all the braid. Know you werent asking about wasteage of line....but its worth thinking about.
     
  5. Fishy Rich

    Fishy Rich Guest

    myself and quite a few lads i know use 50lb-60lb straight through
     
  6. snap off!

    snap off! Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Howdo, I use 665lb whip lash straight through
     
  7. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    bet that's like towing rope Dale, and very difficult to break out ;D ;D
     
  8. mick48

    mick48 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    wonders what type of reel you use snap off must be like car rim lol :) :)
     
  9. riley.

    riley. Blenny

    50lb with a leader
     
  10. Sadung

    Sadung Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Many thanks for the imfo,
     
  11. snap off!

    snap off! Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Howdo, no its spot on matty cos of its low dia, with rotten bottoms it comes out easy enough
     
  12. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    How thin is 665lb braid dale?

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  13. bigsi

    bigsi Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Heard of heavy gear but bloody ell,665lb, hardcore :eek: ;D
    Would of thought 50lb/60lb with a leader,sum lads use a 100lb braided leader,some prefer 30lb/40lb with a mono leader.Good luck with it all fellah.
     
  14. Howard

    Howard Blenny

    50lb striaght through on sand. No more weed on leader knot ever.
     
  15. snap off!

    snap off! Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Howdo matty, its 0.17mm dia, I dont think thats to bad considering som e of the 30lb mono iv had in the past, oh iv just read my old post over I use 65lb braid lol, sorry
     
  16. mick48

    mick48 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    I got fed up of weed on leader knot so I use whiplash 65lb straight throw have done for a while, had no problems with casting use same when wrecking or uptiding
     
  17. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    I know that mate i was jokin with ya!
     
  18. simon22

    simon22 Rockling

    After watching rich use 60 and lose one rig in the rough ground where as I used mono and lost a rig a cast. Would go for 60 which is what I have put on my penn battle
     
  19. go go gadget

    go go gadget New Member

    50 or 60lb straight through, dont see the point in having a leader tbh
     
  20. esoxuk

    esoxuk Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    A nylon leader of 20' or so would be better for abrasion resistance as any braid under pressure is susceptable to breakage against sharp objects and it would not affect the performance of the cast either.
     

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