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which gets maximum distance when surf casting with a 12' spinning rod, mono or braided line?

Question by bigjake. Uploaded on September 07, 2009

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from Alex Pernice th... wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from Wonko wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Never used braided, always have used mono. I throw a 8oz. sinker a long way with my 15 footer.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Braided as al says, thinner, less friction = more distance.

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from mcdlacrosse9 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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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from Alex Pernice th... wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from Wonko wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Never used braided, always have used mono. I throw a 8oz. sinker a long way with my 15 footer.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Braided as al says, thinner, less friction = more distance.

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from mcdlacrosse9 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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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