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Pithon
03-18-2019, 08:33 PM
Can you use braid line on b&m poles? And how can you tell if you can use braid on a pole, any tell tell tips?

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ET Fish
03-18-2019, 08:35 PM
I do.

silverside
03-18-2019, 09:01 PM
I do. Not really a decision thing for me. I match the line to the fishing style not the pole. If an eye grooves or nicks and the line catches on it, just smooth it out again if not too deep.

CrappiePappy
03-18-2019, 11:28 PM
I've got braid on several of my BnM long rods, and on one of my casting rods. Braid won't groove a decent quality guide, but it will/did groove the cheaper (softer metal) guides. But, the braid I use on my long rods is for the main line only. I use 6# test leader lines on those rods, since the braid is 30# test. The braid I use on the casting rod is only 10# test, so I don't use a leader on it.

cva34
03-25-2019, 07:10 AM
Had it grove some in salt water fishing..Just simply buy a higher Quality Tip and replace it..

trypman1
03-25-2019, 08:37 AM
I buy good tips, made of hard heavy medal, Stainless Etc. Cheap rod tips will groove easy with braid.

Rammer1961
03-25-2019, 10:43 AM
Just started using Suffix series braid 15lb. (= to 5 lb. mono dia.) on my spinning rods this season. Love it. Hardly no memory compared to mono.

Cray
03-25-2019, 11:05 AM
To answer the original question. B&M used to put a tag on their poles that said not to use braid. In last couple of years they upgraded their eyes. Best I could gather from them they thought braid lead to to many broken tipís which was a phalasy.


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Crestliner08
03-25-2019, 11:25 AM
I've been using Fireline Crystal on 3 of my B n' M rods for quite a few years now. No problems, no worries. B n' M makes a quality rod. Their guides can take it.

Pithon
03-25-2019, 11:27 PM
Switched 4 of my 16' poles over to braid because I couldn't find the color I wanted in mono, and boy what a pain in the butt it is to tie knots in. This stuff is slick. It lays flat but it doesn't wind on the reel smooth like mono does.
My opinion will probably change in time but for now I'm asking myself why don't they make big spools of mono in green, yellow, orange, and red?

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CrappiePappy
03-25-2019, 11:56 PM
Switched 4 of my 16' poles over to braid because I couldn't find the color I wanted in mono, and boy what a pain in the butt it is to tie knots in. This stuff is slick. It lays flat but it doesn't wind on the reel smooth like mono does.
My opinion will probably change in time but for now I'm asking myself why don't they make big spools of mono in green, yellow, orange, and red?

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I use a Improved Clinch knot on all the different braids I use ... and if the braid is brand new (or "slick") I leave a long tag and tie a double overhand knot in the tag & cinch down the Improved Clinch until that overhand knot snugs up to it. So far I haven't had the braid knots to come unraveled.

Gbcorley
03-26-2019, 12:12 AM
Honestly it depends on A how old the rod is and B how cheap the guides really are. Guide manufacturers know the spinning and saltwater setups went 80% braid years ago. In my opinion a crappie canít put anywhere close to enough force to hurt 99% of new guides. When I build a customer a crappie rod with guides or a blank Iíve never use first I build me one for testing then slap a 4000 size spinning reel on it with 8 pound or now 5 pound original 4 strand power pro braid. Put it in the bay boat and run out to the Galveston jetty and hammer on 8 to 15 pound red fish. Hooking that on a UL feels like you just hooked the mail mans wagon. They could probably burn enough braid to damage a guide on that set up with me slowly putting as much heat on the fish trying to find whatís going to break first. And Iíve honestly havenít seen a guide damaged. Any time you tap a jig head to your tip now that Iíve seen countless time damage a tip. Thatís why I tell my crappie guys to stay away from high end torzite guides.

RogerA
03-26-2019, 06:33 AM
Switched 4 of my 16' poles over to braid because I couldn't find the color I wanted in mono, and boy what a pain in the butt it is to tie knots in. This stuff is slick. It lays flat but it doesn't wind on the reel smooth like mono does.
My opinion will probably change in time but for now I'm asking myself why don't they make big spools of mono in green, yellow, orange, and red?

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You can purchase large spools of original Golden Stren line.

Pithon
03-26-2019, 06:52 AM
You can purchase large spools of original Golden Stren line.Golden and yellow look to close to me. Want a big contrasting color

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