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Post by blower on Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:43 pm

whats everybodys thoughts on feeder braid. ive just got some 4lb for one reel to see how it will cut through the flow on rivers when they re-open. cant wait to see how much the bream pull back on it. should see the bites better aswel.
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Re: feeder braid

Post by NIDGE MAC on Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:58 pm

is it the red ice braid..... scratch
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Post by blower on Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:10 pm

no mate its the drennan feeder braid. its light green in colour and very thin.
looks like it should do the buisness. mono seems to catch the flow and im hopeing the lower profile will stop so much drag from the flow.
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Post by billy barbel on Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:37 pm

we had some samples in blower from india and we got mixed feed back on it, the low diameter seemed to cause a lot more casting knots than the traditional mono, but on the other hand we had some guys say it presented well and felt good in action suppose its each to their own.
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Post by sardarel on Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:58 pm

with the ultra low diametre braid your casting action will cause more wind knots...

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Post by blower on Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:11 am

looks like ive got to steady then. if i get to many i will have to go back to mono.
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Post by sardarel on Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:55 am

you get none if you measure your cast and feather the line.. the issue come from an uncontrolled thump...

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Post by blower on Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:01 pm

that should be ok i always clip up it helps with the bed of ground bait. i often fish near to moored boats in the slack water and i dont think they would take to kindly to a 4.30am alarm call as the feeder hits the side of the boat.lol
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Post by Yambo on Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:04 pm

I use the 6lb version and think it definately makes a difference bite registration is just more positive..Ive even started using it while fishing for barbel in open water and my catch rate has gone up as im lifting into more gently bites...Although I will use a small loop of power gum as a shock absorber when after barbs....I dont know if its how I cast or not but ive had no problems with wind knots and some of the swims i fish im having to punch the feeder out.I hope to hear how you get on with it mate and good lucvk to you this season.
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Post by blower on Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:46 pm

i wanted the 6lb version but they had ran out so i got the 4lb. i think i will use a power gum link to the feeder to act as a shock leader, i can see the lack of stretch causeing crack off problems on the cast.
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Post by -<Chris>- on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:12 am

I use the 6lb stuff and stick around 20ft of 4-8lb mono on the end depending what im doing , basically enuff to have 3 or 4 good turns on the reel for casting.
Works well thou and no probs with casting either.
Underfill your reel slightly compared to mono and all will be good.
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Re: feeder braid

Post by nixon on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:21 am

This was a good article from a while back:
http://www.matchangler.com/big-test/mono-vs-braid.html

I agree about the wind knotts completely, I tried 15lb braid, which is ultra thin, almost like cotton but tough as hell, on a spinning rod,casting light mepps I ended up with no end of knotts,and by the end of the day I'd cut off a lot of line from the reel.
But as said,that comes from heavy handed casts, and trying to get a tiny mepp out on unbalanced gear is bound to cause problems.

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Re: feeder braid

Post by blower on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:28 pm

i dont like the sound of these wind knots..... if i get to many problems i will go back to mono for my feeder work
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Post by blower on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:42 pm

i have tried the braid now and i am happy with the way it casts. i took care as suggested on the cast, i clipped up and feathered the cast and slightly under filled the real. i found it took less effort to get the distance and the accuracy was good. the water pressure didnt seem to push the braid as bad as mono and i felt that the end tackle was in more direct contact with the rod tip. only time will tell if i can read the bites better. thanx for the advice it stopped me getting into trouble.
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Post by sardarel on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:47 pm

excellent work buddy...

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Post by blower on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:55 pm

all the fish cought on it were of between 2oz and 6oz the fight was good to you could feel every kick even of the small fish. i had roach,perch,chub,skimmers and dace. they all felt bigger than on mono.
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Post by Yambo on Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:26 am

i think once you get used to it mate there will be certain situations when you will never use mono again...thanks for letting everyone know how you got on and i hope theres many more fish to fall to your new tactics
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Post by blower on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:03 pm

well ive had the braid on for some time now and i think im going to go back to mono. i like the bite regestration and the fact it casts well and the low diameter cuts through the water, but i miss so many bites its unreal. i just seem to pull the hook on the strike no matter how carefull or gentle i am. so back to maxima mainline ive still got it on one reel and never have a problem.
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Post by Stotty on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:45 pm

blower wrote:well ive had the braid on for some time now and i think im going to go back to mono. i like the bite regestration and the fact it casts well and the low diameter cuts through the water, but i miss so many bites its unreal. i just seem to pull the hook on the strike no matter how carefull or gentle i am. so back to maxima mainline ive still got it on one reel and never have a problem.


how about a leader of mono say 6 ft, i use braid on my feeder and must say i love it

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Post by mark on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:07 pm

i used to use maxima alot in a range of braiking straines i use diawa sensor now its cheap but very good
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Post by richcherr on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:24 am

i have a reel with 6lb (i think) drennan feeder braid on it and i rate it now. to begin with i had quite a few problems, not with the product but with getting used to coarse fishing with braid. basically a lot of hook pulls and busted method feeder hook lengths. this was rectified by adding a mono leader attached with an albright knot. you certainly wont miss a bite and i must say it has never tangled.

i bought it for long range bream fishing but havent done this yet. it should be excellent for it.
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Post by blower on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:07 pm

the bro's got i on his reell now but will look ino jt again with a lleader
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Post by richcherr on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:18 pm

just practice the knot if you dont know it mate. i wouldnt get it right on the bank. this is a really could site for knot videos

www.fishing-live-bait.com (with a link to the new site)

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Post by blower on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:27 pm

i use the albright knot for beach casing to attach he leader so should be good to go pal. thanks Wink
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Post by richcherr on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:36 pm

sorry mate, didnt know you were an old sea dog. its a bit of problem getting out bassing etc. from the midlands. where do you go then?
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