Floating braid or sinking braid?

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Floating braid or sinking braid?

Post by jackdaniels » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:26 am

Hi guys, I weant fishing from Yarmouth north beach at the weekend and caught 2 whiting 2 smoothhounds and a dogfish.

Unfortunately the weed was a problem and I got fed up of taking the weed off my line every time I reeled in so decided to cut my fishing trip short.

I'm using whiplash braid, I was wondering if using floating or sinking braid makes any difference in sea fishing?

Also any tips for fishing when the weed is in?

Iv got 16 ft rods on my 8ft rod rest to try keep my rods high.

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Post by eccles » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:09 pm

Yes, we all know that we are now into the weed season and it is a pain. Floating braid will always pick up more weed than the sinking variety - simply because a lot of weed floats. My several years experience of dealing with the problem reads as follows.
1. The state of the tide makes a lot of difference but you need to make observations for your regular venues. Thus I am well aware that at my favourite bream spot I can fish it from just before low water until around 2 hours up; after that I usually give up because the weed is impossible.
2. The wind direction can make a huge difference with an off shore wind being much preferred over and on shore wind which tends to pile up weed along the shore. In fact at one of my favourite bass spots the weed will pile up for anything up to 20 yds out with an on shore wind so I don't even try it.

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Post by jackdaniels » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:19 pm

Hi eccles, I had a Westley wind on Saturday at Yarmouth north beach, the fish were biting but the weed was to much hard work. It wasn't large weed but small bits that was very difficult to get off the line. Do you recommend using sinking braid?

Is mono better or worse in weed?

Iv never caught a bream before!

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Post by eccles » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:27 pm

Always use mono when there is weed about - it's easier to get it off the line. I have heard that thin braid will "saw through" weed and that could be true for the larger bits but doubt it for the small bits you have experienced. Of course, those wretched little bits commonly occur at this time of year but not at all states of the tide.

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Post by jackdaniels » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:45 pm

Thanks for the advice eccles, I shall switch to my mono spools next time I come accross weed.

I might buy some sinking braid to but not sure how much difference it makes in sea fishing?

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Post by jackdaniels » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:52 pm

Can anyone recommend a good sinking braid for sea fishing??

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Post by rabbi2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:59 am

I use Ron Thompson Dyna Cable
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Post by jackdaniels » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:19 pm

Hi Keith, thanks for that, is it a sinking braid?

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Post by jackdaniels » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:07 pm

Is it ok to use freshwater braids for sea fishing????

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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:31 am

Yes, I have found nothing better
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Post by jackdaniels » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:47 am

Thanks for the advice as always :)

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