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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

hi all just wondering what your thoughts are on useing braid as a shookleader .most people seem to say that the thickness of your line can make a big difference ie weed catching ,tide pull etc so why not use braid as the shookleader as pound for pound in strenth braid is a lot thinner than mono .your thoughts please
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Steve,

I may be completely wrong but I think one of the main factors for using a Shock Leader is the stretch that you get with mono - I think a braid shock would be a bit severe !

Even people who use braid as a mainline generally use a mono shock.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

hi steve
no point
as its so small in diameter, just use 50 lb braid straight through
no need for a shockleader
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

thanks guys for your replies both give very good food for thought
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

As a shock leader is a no no Steve mate. Shock Leader is meant to take the initial power of the cast and to absorb some of the forces created by such as otg casting.

I use 80lb Ron Thompson Cable Braid straight through.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I suppose you have to be carefull not to cut through the main line when you cast as the braid might bed in. Not sure if it will 100% but it might be a factor winking
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

another couple of good points thanks guys
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