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   Old Thread  #18 15 Jul 2020 at 10.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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On a serious note, when we were kids, good mate of mine was pulling for a break, hooklength snapped but the lead came back and whacked him right in the side of the head. Wasn't a pretty sight and there was blood every where....
Just be careful when pulling for a break, it can be extremely dangerous
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   Old Thread  #17 14 Jul 2020 at 3.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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also worth noting that a lot of braids break around half the claimed bs. For tiddenfoot id be wanting 80lb braid - the Saratoga or Shadowstrike seem to get reasonable reviews from the catters and very cheap
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   Old Thread  #16 7 Jun 2020 at 8.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We pike anglers are a lot harder than woosey carp anglers, 3oz leads just bounce off.
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   Old Thread  #15 5 Jun 2020 at 8.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Better take some safety specs for when the hook finally gives way
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   Old Thread  #14 5 Jun 2020 at 7.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hopefully I donít find out, the whole point is to bend the hooks and not snap the braid.
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   Old Thread  #13 5 Jun 2020 at 4.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It takes a bit to break 12lb mono I can't imagine how much it takes for braid in the breaking strains you're talking about
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   Old Thread  #12 5 Jun 2020 at 4.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pulling for a break by wrapping the braid around a towel puts no pressure on the gear. Most pikers use 60lb+ braid on lure rods as a given. I only used 80 as I had a mile of it in the garage. Catches the wind a bit but doesnít half set the hooks well, after using mono for years Itís night and day.
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   Old Thread  #11 4 Jun 2020 at 6.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair enough matey 👍 I think personally it's maybe a pinch overkill, but I get the logic behind it.
With 80lbs braid straight through I'd be worried about snapping my rods or smashing the reel to pieces when trying to pull the hooks out of a snag! Maybe I'm just being sentimental and couldn't bear the thought of busting up my 20+ year old rods and reels up!
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   Old Thread  #10 1 Jun 2020 at 6.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No, the theory when dead baiting is the braid should be strong enough to bend the trebles out of a snag. Donít want to leave baited rigs in the water. Plus I had it in the garage after using it for cats so thought why not.
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   Old Thread  #9 1 Jun 2020 at 2.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was that a typo?? 80lbs mainline braid for pike fishing??
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   Old Thread  #8 31 May 2020 at 9.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use 80lb braid for dead baiting for pike. Just some cheapish Chinese stuff but purchased from a uk seller. Actually casts quite well, surprisingly.
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   Old Thread  #7 30 May 2020 at 9.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Give the owner cutting points a go, way better than Eagle waves imo
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   Old Thread  #6 30 May 2020 at 9.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You don't need to go that heavy for anything over here, 60lb is more than ample. Spiderwire is what I used to use for cats but prefer mono tbh
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   Old Thread  #5 29 May 2020 at 11.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was always told go pound for pound. Been working for me but then I'm on mono as a braid ban. 60lb mono is not cool when trying to cast with a catfish rod lol

100lb braid hook link and 2/0 eagle claw cat hooks in barbless
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   Old Thread  #4 29 May 2020 at 8.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Mainline - fishing tiddenfoot lake in Leighton Buzzard Very weedy
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