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chrisandrich
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

I would like to try using braid on my next boat trip but have heard some horror stories about tangles and of more concern nasty cuts if you get your fingers in the wrong place when the line is under tension.

I would be grateful if someone could give me a brief do's and dont's when using braid - I will probably be using ABU 7000 multipliers and downtiding/straight over the side. For instance if winding in a fish should you still use your thumb to lay the line evenly across the reel - probably basic stuff but safety first.

Thanks in advance.

Richard
 
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kirk
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The problem of braid on a multiplier is one of laying the line. As braid is narrow it is possible that one section can slip down and be under a section laid earlier. So when you drop the line over the boat it stops unwinding freely.

I would guess this is a bigger problem with a reel without a level wind but even with one the winder doesn't move along fast enough so the problem will still occur.

No idea how much of a problem this really is, as in can you expect it one in 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 times.

Have braid on my boat reels, which are all with level winds and haven't had a problem. Just never used the things for a couple of years crying crying crying Just no chance to go anywhere.
 
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Iknowagoodplaice
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think the important thing is to ensure it is wound on tightly (with a layer of a few metres of monofil on the spool first). I once used someone else's reel with braid, rather badly wound on, and the line bedding in hard when some enormous conger was unloading the spool, snapping off the end tackle. The line was freed with gloves, but it goes to show what can happen. Probably a good idea to relay the line every so often too.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The line on the reel should always be reeled on tight whether its mono or braid , any loops or soft spots is asking for trouble just when you have a big fish on.
Laying the line on the reel with your thumb is no problem , the people that do get cut thumbs are blue water fishing for marlin , tuna etc which take a lot of line really fast.
If you have to pull for a break use a glove or a towel round your hand , this goes for mono too.
Tackle tangles with other anglers is the biggest problem , a wire paternoster with a spinning pout attached can knacker 50yds of line in seconds , even somebody elses badly hooked bait can cause problems .
Its not all horror stories though the bite and fight are much better with braid and less lead just keep clear of the tanglers as much as possible. happy
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi I have used braided Line since it very first came onto the fishing market.
At that time it was stupid money . And the dia was bigger .

I have NEVER used anything but braided line since then and used all breaking strains.
and would never use mono again except to say for leaders / hook lengths
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Never had any problems using it however beware when tying Knots.
and cutting the line.

NEVER wrap the line around your hand or Fingers EVER.

This new Braided line will take your fingers right off your hand.

Boat fishing it's perfect with the low dia ratio to breaking strain.
you can feel the fish sniff the bait ha ha

Used it for fresh water fishing and sea water all types.

happy happy happy
 
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