Mono vs Braid for Pier Fishing? - Page 2 - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Piers and Bridges > Piers and Bridges - General Q & A

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2019, 09:41 PM   #11
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
kingfish501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sanders Beach
Posts: 2,758
Default

I think one of problems of braid vs mono is that people are using heavy drag and bringing in green fish. I've seen more cobes lost at gaff than back in the mono days.

That being said, most of my reels are spooled with braid, but only 30 lb. I use the braid more for capacity than strength. Tarpon reel is spooled with mono so I can pop the tarpon off rather than cutting it and him having 25 feet of braid trailing him.
__________________
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell, I'm sure that right now you can't tell.
kingfish501 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2019, 09:46 PM   #12
Green Eggs And Ham
Grand Slam
 
Boat-Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,515
Default

Mono made you have patients and working the drag, now with braid just wench them in.
__________________
https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/signaturepics/sigpic17230_2.gif
Boat-Dude is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2019, 03:09 PM   #13
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,007
Default

Following this thread - what about casting distance ? I use to pier fish a fair bit, only using 20 lb mono on 706Zs.
thought about spooling 250-300 yards of 30 lb power pro super smooth braid to get some more distance throwing a cig ...
really love mono for pier fishing for the reasons stated above (stretch, shock absorption, and less tangles/can untangle better) but may trade for an extra 10 yards of casting a cig out ?
Opinions ?
Mullethead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2019, 03:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Capnmichael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 121
Default

Smaller diameter lines always cast better and braid has a smaller diameter compared to mono of the same lb test.

I dont have experience with the 706z but ive heard they dont play too well with braids. A lot of people use original heat fused Berkley fireline with great results .
Capnmichael is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2019, 09:06 PM   #15
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,763
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UTGrad View Post
Ive got a Penn Spinfisher 850ssm. Will it hold enough 20lb mono to keep from getting spooled by tarpon?
I got spooled by a 130plus pounder last year that jumped once and headed to portofino and never jumped again or stopped...That was on a mitchell 396 which is veryclose to the same size as your 850....Most of the time that doesn't happen,but if its a big 120 plus fish if he doesnt jump ,then you just gonna watch line dissappear and hope for the best....
UTGrad likes this.
fairpoint is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2019, 09:29 PM   #16
Splittine's step-pappy
Grand Slam
 
John B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola Beach
Posts: 12,250
Default

Mono if you want to fight a fish until you and the fish are about dead.... braid if you want to destroy reels and get the fish in quick.

I fish braid for tarpon. I'm too old and fat to fight them things for 2 hours on mono.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
UTGrad likes this.
__________________
#MARLINLIVESMATTER
#BUYAMERICAN
John B. is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2019, 09:44 PM   #17
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
kingfish501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sanders Beach
Posts: 2,758
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John B. View Post
Mono if you want to fight a fish until you and the fish are about dead.... braid if you want to destroy reels and get the fish in quick.

I fish braid for tarpon. I'm too old and fat to fight them things for 2 hours on mono.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
John...you're getting too old to catch spanish. You've got about 2 years left until cigar minnows and LYs whip you.
__________________
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell, I'm sure that right now you can't tell.
kingfish501 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2019, 09:46 PM   #18
Splittine's step-pappy
Grand Slam
 
John B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola Beach
Posts: 12,250
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingfish501 View Post
John...you're getting too old to catch spanish. You've got about 2 years left until cigar minnows and LYs whip you.
I got wrapped on the piling Sunday by 3 cigs on a sabiki... no lie. Of course, I was using 4lb lol.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
__________________
#MARLINLIVESMATTER
#BUYAMERICAN
John B. is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-04-2019, 09:07 PM   #19
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Dmoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 205
Default

15 or 20 # pink Ande is hard to beat. 15 throws better, has visibility, and will pull a plow. 20 on your King pole will give you a little more backbone but that pink Ande is excellent line. For Tarpon on the pier, the right fish will spool you because you can't follow him.
Mullethead likes this.
Dmoney is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.