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Floating Braid

Postby bettaman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Does anyone find braid annoying how its floats in the air?

I fish a lot of tight spots or close to jetty pylons etc and have either thrown in near a tree to have the wind blow the braid into the limbs of the tree. Or I will throw right next to a jetty chasing some bream and have the braid float unto the jetty and get hooked around the thingie that you tie your boat too.

I noticed they have win resistant braid, does work at all?
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Re: Floating Braid

Postby pink nipper » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:58 pm

Bettaman you can try altering your casting action but wind and casting aint always good.
I haven't tried the sinking braid but it may have defferent casting properties
to the standard floating braids.

The last lure I lost was to my braid getting blown over the top
of a single strand of spiderweb strung across a creek bank that refused to break.
The web was high up and the lure slid down the spiderweb into a tree, got snagged
and was less Atomic Hardz :problem:

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Re: Floating Braid

Postby bettaman » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:25 pm

lol Oh i have done the spiderweb thing too. :spider:

I got mine back, however the web turn into a small glob that couldnt be removed, not with brute force! it was a lovely time for the rest of the day as that glob caught on the rod eyes and made all my casts about 6 metres ::))
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Re: Floating Braid

Postby dan23 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:40 pm

It happens to everyone but you can limit this problem by feathering the line as it comes off the spool with your index finger. If you practice it you'll get a similar effect to thumbing the spool of a baitcaster and the added bonus is better accuracy. Also a quick down stroke of the rod just as the lure hits the water can flick the line down onto the water and prevent the problem somewhat as well. Also I find this will help your lure track better and dive deeper on the first few cranks rather than wind pulling the line to one side and affecting the lure's action.
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Re: Floating Braid

Postby Tman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Great tip Dan :thumbup:

I tend to cast further than needed and just stop the lure short on the reel with my hand..... or give a few quick winds to take up the slack as I panic :idiot:
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