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Unread 06-30-2019, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Mono vs Braid for Pier Fishing?

Iíve been using hi vis yellow Power Pro in my spinning reels for years for saltwater. I spent a week on the pier in Navarre and saw many folks using mono. I saw a guy get a 60-70 lb tarpon up to the pier after fighting it for an hour with 20lb mono.

I hooked up on a tarpon myself and he broke my 50lb Power Pro when I was fighting him honestly cause I think my line had no stretch and I was tightening the drag.

Anyone prefer mono to braid off the pier? I see benefits of both but I can see where mono is safer for fingers/hands when landing fish, wonít cut neighboring lines, stretches and has good knot strength.


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Unread 06-30-2019, 05:04 PM   #2
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I always used mono at dah pier/inshore, Suffix Superior 20# which is badass line, I personally think the stretch helps some for fish that rip drag. I use braid offshore because you never know whats gonna hit and I like the no stretch for yanking the fish off the reefs, wrecks.
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20lb mono on my king rod. Braid for everything else.
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Thanks. Anymore mono recommendations?


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20 lb Sufix Tritanium Plus ... Clear.
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Mono is easier to untangle from other mono braid just makes a mess.

I like hi vis mono to reduce the chances of people crossing my line in the first place.

I like mono for drifting baits. Since braid is lighter it gets bowed out more by the wind.

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I just ordered a spook of Momoi Diamond Hi Vis 20lbs.


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20lb mono on my king rod. Braid for everything else.
This! Mono is great for kings, bonita, etc... You will normally fight a tarpon 3 times longer with mono than braid. Trust me, ive been tarpon fishing for 45 years off the pier and still fish regularly.
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This! Mono is great for kings, bonita, etc... You will normally fight a tarpon 3 times longer with mono than braid. Trust me, ive been tarpon fishing for 45 years off the pier and still fish regularly.
A guy at the pier fought a 60-70 lb tarpon on 20lb mono for an hour before he got it up to the pier for a picture.
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Ive got a Penn Spinfisher 850ssm. Will it hold enough 20lb mono to keep from getting spooled by tarpon?
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