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OTC_MN  
#11 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:42:57 PM(UTC)
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So... replaced the PP with some 8lb fluoro.

Cast off a size 15 PM.

Was waiting and waiting and waiting for it to come down.

Seems like it was 5 seconds before I heard it land in the woods about 40 feet behind me. Laugh

Maybe I need PP for the 15s...


I use FC on a lot of my bass rods, anywhere form 6 to 20 lb, and have learned that Fluorocarbon can be really picky about which knot you use, and that's accentuated if it's lighter line. A regular clinch knot has horrible knot strength on fluoro. When I first started using Fluoro, I tried using my usual Trilene knot, and sent a few rather spendy bass crankbaits into near earth orbit...

I use a knot called the San Diego Jam. Easy to tie and the knot strength is excellent. There are others that work as well.


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#12 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:36:57 AM(UTC)
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Gonna give 10 lb PP another shot on my lighter setups.

Getting really sick of losing lures to snags.

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#13 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:48:53 PM(UTC)
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And here's one of the reasons I don't like braided...


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When things go wrong, they go really wrong. This just from pulling it from an overhanging tree branch and the ensuing slack.

Took one look and just cut it off and put on a new one.


Gotta do it though as I'm fed up with losing brand new lures to snags.

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#14 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:53:34 PM(UTC)
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Yeahhh.....those rat's nests will happen. but I bet the money you save on lures will convince you if you keep at it.
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ~Author Unknown
Modern Translation, with respect for the Notorious B.I.G. : "Fuck Money, Get Fishes"
rschmidt  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:15:37 AM(UTC)
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That don't look so bad, and you have the lure. Hahaha. Practice makes perfect. PP 10 rules! R
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:18:58 AM(UTC)
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That don't look so bad, and you have the lure. Hahaha. Practice makes perfect. PP 10 rules! R
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#17 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:23:08 AM(UTC)
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What the heck John! Ha!
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#18 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:29:34 AM(UTC)
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Haha... got a ten incher on that.

Was gonna snap a photo but he fell back into the water as I was grabbing my phone.
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#19 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:31:29 AM(UTC)
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Oh yeah Ron... nothing to do with practice... I just can't see anymore and didn't see the branches hanging low over the water.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:16:48 AM(UTC)
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Well Raps can be finicky without a tree. When casting them with PP, I always use a hand stop on the line to set the lure straight. Still get the occasional hang up, but usually not a fubar. Yep, 50 year old eyes are less keen than they used to be :) Ron

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