Braid vs Mono Inshore

offshoreofficeoffshoreoffice Posts: 23 Greenhorn
What does everyone think of Powerpro vs Mono for inshore fishing? Is the price on Amazon a good deal?

Braid vs Mono Inshore

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  • FishInFLFishInFL Posts: 1,974 Captain
    It really depends on the abrasion resistance and the structure being fished.  Need more details here 
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 1,393 Officer
    Braid to fluoro is my preference.   
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 2,078 Captain
    Braid 100% , but sometimes online bought line has problems . Take your reel to a local tackle shop and have them put it on for you. They will get it on tighter with no twist. And you get exactly what you need, no partially filled spoils or an extra 50 yds of line that you can do nothing with
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  • ragincajun92ragincajun92 Posts: 407 Deckhand
    kellercl said:
    Braid to fluoro is my preference.   
    mine as well
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  • mikenavmikenav Posts: 647 Officer
    Braid to fluoro all day long. I like the braid because I can get more of it on my reel, it casts much better and the knot to tie onto fluoro is easy and holds tight. 
  • GarysmoGarysmo Posts: 348 Deckhand
    kellercl said:
    Braid to fluoro is my preference.   
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 4,150 Moderator
    Braid to fluoro, but most any brand but Power Pro.  Personally I like J-Braid
  • andrewthe1andrewthe1 Posts: 568 Officer
    I clung to mono because it was cheaper, but I think braid is "cheaper" in the long run especially if you put $$ on lost fish or missed bites LOL
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  • pottydocpottydoc Posts: 2,051 Captain
    Braid to a floro leader. For everything except trolling offshore. Then it's hollow core braid (JB) to about 100 yards of mono topshot.
  • offshoreofficeoffshoreoffice Posts: 23 Greenhorn
    I have gone to 10lb braid for inshore. I like the yellow and the green. 
  • cprcpr Posts: 9,280 Admiral
    I clung to mono because it was cheaper, but I think braid is "cheaper" in the long run especially if you put $$ on lost fish or missed bites LOL
    I'm still using braid that's 15 years old. It's out lasted a reel. I just loaded the new spool off the old one, all the braid near the center was like brand new.
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  • capt_steve93capt_steve93 StuartPosts: 3 Greenhorn
    Braid is the way to go inshore with a double uni tied to a fluoro leader. You get way better casting distance and sensitivity. - Stuart Florida inshore offshore fishing guide service 
  • FlecFlec Posts: 438 Deckhand
    I don't spend the extra $$ for flouro, I just use mono and join the two with an FG knot. I use Power Pro 8lb on my 2000 series Pfluegers and 15lb on my 3000's. Love that FG knot!
  • Kill_It_N_Grill_ItKill_It_N_Grill_It fort lauderdalePosts: 31 Greenhorn
    Power pro braid has dominated the market here in south florida for years.  Especially for inshore.  it allows you to have more line and over time dosn't do that stupid curl that your monofilament line does.  Definatly going with a leader of mono or fluorocarbon is good for the stretch especially if you are targeting fish like tarpon.   I work at West marine and near to all of my customers will run these type of set up.  it also allows you to have a more sensitive feel for the bite.  Another pro to the braided line is that it is easier to slide through the guides and has way less resistance.  Power pro also has 2 different types of braided line.  the standard power pro and " Super 8 slick"  the difference between these two is that the super 8 has a wax coating to allow it to go through the guides easier and also that it has less strands to make up the line.   this allows it to actually be stronger and thinner than the traditional braided line.  the only down side to the super 8 is that some people tend to have some issues with their knots slipping.   My knot of choice is the uni knot if I am attaching the hook or lure straight to the braided main line and for the line to line connection ofcourse I go with the double uni and have no issues.   I apply the super 8 on my bass rods and my inshore set ups where I would be casting a light set up of tackle like naked hook soft plastics on an XPS worm hook or on my personal favorite. the light weighted and highly effective Yo-Zuri crystal minnows.  If you do not want to spend the more expensive $ on flouro I have been using the Mustad Monofilament available at walmart and other outdoors stores for the past 7 months and I have to say I am Highly impressed.  It holds up on fish very well. 

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