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Question by bigjake. Uploaded on September 07, 2009
Braid. 20 or 30 for stripers, 50 for sharks.
It has a thinner diameter, meaning less area, less friction, and more distance. Get Power pro, best stuff out there.
Never used braided, always have used mono. I throw a 8oz. sinker a long way with my 15 footer.
Braided as al says, thinner, less friction = more distance.
Best thing about braided is that you don't get stretch when you go to set the hook, and it can take a little bit more abuse than mono. It can be an absolute bear though if you get it into a birds nest. I agree with the guys above...braided will cast further.
Braided is by far the best for really heaving it out there. If you want to add extra distance make sure the spool is completely full of line. I add backing to mine first before I spool new line to bump it out. If the line is deep on the spool you get more friction between the spool and the line. Some guys even overspool the reel which does increase distance, but definitely comes with the risk of bird nests.
i would say braided because of expierience surf casting with it alot up here on the coasts of mass. Also, on the plus side its very srong.
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