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    Hi All! looking for a little insight on braid. iíve always used either fluorocarbon or mono and have always been curious to try braid but just never did.
    Iíve been using Vicious products for a long time and have been happy with them.
    It looks like they offer a couple of different options. Standard Braid in both Hi Vis Yellow and Moss Green as well as NO FADE Braid in the same colors. Looking at the 15lb.
    Any opinions on these or do you have any other suggestions?
    Appreciate any help!

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    I use braid exclusively. My go to is Power Pro Slick8 in Moonshine color 8 lbs 1 pound diameter. I also have a fairly new spool of K9 braid on a reel in 5 lbs and orange in color. The k9 is a little cheaper and so far it is performing very well. The disclaimer. I predominantly shoot docks. I do cast jigs at times. I use braid for that as well. The majority of my fishing is docks
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    I vertical fish brush on docks so the braid gives you better recovery if you hang up. I use 5 lb K9. Iíve used a couple of others at this point I prefer it. Only downside to braid seems to be if the eye on crappie jig is not completely closed it will slip off. I do use fluorocarbon on my bass casting reel.


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    Sorry for the slow response, just got home from church. Thanks for your comments. I see that braid comes in a number of different colors; white, blue, green, yellow. Is this a matter of water clarity or something else? I also noticed that some folks talk about using a fluorocarbon leader and some tie their jigs direct. Any advice or opinions.

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    I wasnít able to get used to the small braid, too many tangles ( On long pole fishing) Iíve since gone to 50 lb test and a mono leader using the Alberto knot.



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    A fish is going to see the braid if you are tying it directly on to it either way unless it is extremely stained water. No matter if it is camo braid or high vis. That is why I always tie a fluoro leader to be safe. Whether I am fishing for walleye, bass tournaments, or crappie. I prefer using Seagaur smackdown braid. I have used everything from 10lb-40lb in the flash green color. It is some awesome stuff. I would highly recommend it.
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    I also recommend the alberto knot.

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    I tie directly to the jig with a palomar knot.
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    Thanks to everyone. I’ll pick some up and give it a try. Thanks again!

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    I go to net knots.com for fishing or any other type of knot. It gives instructions and even animations how to tie.
    Wayyyyy better than any you tube vid.
    On a side note. I just loaded some 65 lb hi vis braid and tied a 4 ft leader. Works good on the 14 ft pole in the yard.
    This will be my spawn rig . Fishing shallow 2-5 ft around trees in the wind should be the ticket.


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