Walleye Braid

4/14/15 @ 10:53 AM
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FishHunt47
FishHunt47
USER since 6/10/14
Hey everybody. So, traditionally, I have been using 8lb. monofilament for walleyes my whole life! What kind/type/size of braid for my walleye rod? Will be using this for jigging and a live bait rig. A buddy of mine told me to throw some 30lb fireline on my walleye rod and I'll be good. WRONG IDEA! So I went out and paid $20 for a box of 30lb. fireline and spooled her up. The castability is terrible. It's noisy and it's bulky. Nothing good I can say about this.I think he made a mistake in telling me to get 30lb. What do you think? Just get a smaller test? What kind do you use/prefer? (BTW the reason I switched was because my buddy absolutely RAVES about braid and doesn't use ANY mono. He said if I use it once I'll never go back. So far that's not the case. Maybe you can change my mind?) Thanks
Edited on 5/5/15 10:05 AM
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4/25/15 @ 8:35 AM
candr1
candr1
USER since 11/22/09
10 lb fire line for years and is my favorite. May try the suffix one of these days though. Diff between 8 and 10 lbs is undetectable to me so why not just a little heavier for that 30" er or snag.

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4/16/15 @ 7:58 PM
antler junkie
antler junkie
USER since 8/17/05
I see Cabelas' has Power pro on sale for 25% off now thru the 26th.

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4/15/15 @ 4:12 PM
Doc 880
Doc 880
USER since 8/20/08
Berkley Nano or Suffix 832 work great. I prefer 10pound Nano, it cast a mile and is sensitive. Although I noticed it is not tuff and need to be checked for abrasions regularly. I tie directly to jig or crank in dirty water and does not seem to make a difference. It worked awesome catching 28-29 walleye this past weekend on the Menominee River. DOC Big Smile

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4/15/15 @ 2:14 PM
ultramicro
ultramicro
USER since 6/17/11
6# 832 braid with a swivel-connected 8# fluoro leader would be a good replacement for 8# mono. Smile

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4/15/15 @ 11:54 AM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
USER since 2/15/10
i use 8 pound braid for jigging walleye and have 15 on trolling rods

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4/15/15 @ 9:01 AM
Robbollio
Robbollio
USER since 10/17/04
30 lb braid! I use that for salmon trolling! Like others said 8 lb is all you need! Small barrel swivel to 2 foot 6 lb floro leader, jig, plastic, FISH ON!

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4/15/15 @ 8:08 AM
John Schultz
John Schultz
USER since 3/14/14
Suffix 832 or Power Pro Super Slick 8 are the only 2 braids I run. I run all 15# test / 4# diameter. If you go with the 8# test you tend to end up with more wind knots, and when that skinny stuff knots up, you won't get the knot out. Plus, with 15#, you can pull almost all of your snagged jigs out without breaking them off.

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4/14/15 @ 2:20 PM
walleye1233
walleye1233
USER since 4/5/15
I have always used mono 8 lb...last week I bought a 150 spool of 8 lb power pro and I will never go back to mono! I was jigging with live bait and the difference was incredible.

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4/14/15 @ 1:54 PM
pool 9 cathunter
pool 9 cathunter
USER since 9/23/14
I've been using 8lb fireline for years and like it. Some people swear by braids like power pro. Don't see any reason to go heavier then 8lb for fireline and not sure about the braids as they have slightly smaller diameters. 30lb is way to heavy though.

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4/14/15 @ 1:30 PM
Troy Stoeger
tstoeger
USER since 4/2/02
Not a walleye fisherman but I do fish smallies in much the same way parts of the year... And I use braid exclusively on spinning gear. 30lb fireline on a spinning reel has to be like clothesline! Some guy like fireline, I am not one of them. Try 10lb braid, not Fireline. Powerpro, Sufix 832 or the like even the Spiderwire Stealth isn't bad. Lately I have been using Tufline XP in 10lb with good results as well. You'll see that the smaller diameter braid has almost no memory and no stretch but you can still break it off if needed. Bottom line, you got some bad advice. Try it again in a much smaller size, you will be happy.

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