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Using Braid

Post by naffa on Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:59 pm

When using braid to lure fish do you still need to use a trace?

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Re: Using Braid

Post by Stotty on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

100% yes

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Re: Using Braid

Post by Chewy on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Yes defo mate always use a wire trace when pike fishing
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Re: Using Braid

Post by nixon on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:07 pm

Simply put. Yes.
If fishing a water where you knew pike weren't present,and you were targeting perch,then you'd be fine without a trace.
But for pike, always with a trace.
I make mine out of 40lb carbo flex,then crimp the swivels and snap loks on.

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Re: Using Braid

Post by naffa on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:18 pm

Thanks for the replys.

If I'm using 30lb braid what strength trace should I be using? One of a lower breaking strain or higher?
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Re: Using Braid

Post by nixon on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:22 pm

Even on my spin rod set-up I have 25lb braid,and still use the same 40lb carbo flex as I do for all my bait fishing too.
If you wanted to match it,then you can get it in 30lb: http://www.harrissportsmail.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=15372

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Re: Using Braid

Post by edbeef on Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:58 pm

It's not like coarse fishing where you would want the trace to break before the main line, it's the fact that it's wire.

The teeth on a pike will go straight through line, especially braid.

For lure fishing, I use 100lb titanium but I chuck jerkbaits now...

making your own spinning traces with 25, 30 or 40lb carboflex will all be fine. Pre-made ones can be a bit suspect at times (the drennan ones I have seen snap in half) do you do your own traces at all?

If you do, just use some carboflex and crimps Wink
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Re: Using Braid

Post by Stotty on Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:07 pm

edbeef wrote:It's not like coarse fishing where you would want the trace to break before the main line, it's the fact that it's wire.

The teeth on a pike will go straight through line, especially braid.

For lure fishing, I use 100lb titanium but I chuck jerkbaits now...

making your own spinning traces with 25, 30 or 40lb carboflex will all be fine. Pre-made ones can be a bit suspect at times (the drennan ones I have seen snap in half) do you do your own traces at all?

If you do, just use some carboflex and crimps Wink


lol!

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Re: Using Braid

Post by edbeef on Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:15 pm

Did i come across arsey? whoopsies! Didn't mean to! lol!
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Re: Using Braid

Post by Stotty on Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:24 pm

edbeef wrote:Did i come across arsey? whoopsies! Didn't mean to! lol!


bloody pike anglers all the same lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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