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   PVA bags. Substitute for Braid Hooklengths
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   Old Thread  #10 13 Jan 2021 at 5.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Indeed, i would go for pva mesh and pulk the hooklink through the mesh bag. (fishing large sticks)

It would be as aerodynamic as a pva bag but does the trick for you
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   Old Thread  #9 12 Jan 2021 at 6.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for all the advice lads, much appreciated. Gives me a few things to try out and hopefully one of those set ups will work for me. Must admit the idea of putting the hooklength outside the bag hadn't ocurred to me.
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   Old Thread  #8 11 Jan 2021 at 7.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You also could use pva mesh ipv solid bags.

Take al look at the Messerschmitt rig, you could use it with coated links because the rig runs on the outside:

https://www.carpology.net/article/features/the-mesh-erschmitt-/

The pva bag is connected to the bag.

Other method is using a helicopter setup with the leader going through an in-line lead with a big eye swivel.
The bag is knotted under the lead onto the swivel.
You can use a short coated link and attach the hook on the outside of the bag
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   Old Thread  #7 11 Jan 2021 at 6.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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just put the swivel outside the bag and attach stiff/stiffer hooklink... you can then just leave it like that or hook it in pva pag... it looses some of its aerodynamics but will still work relatively ok.
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   Old Thread  #6 10 Jan 2021 at 9.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He said nothing about coated braid, I just assumed it was just stand alone braided hook links?
If so then a mono of his choice will be fine.
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   Old Thread  #5 10 Jan 2021 at 9.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís still braid though, the OP is looking for a braid alternative due to it being banned
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   Old Thread  #4 10 Jan 2021 at 2.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Would imagine a 3 inch hook link of ESP Tugsten Loaded Soft will be fine.
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   Old Thread  #3 10 Jan 2021 at 1.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Low tech basic mono like Maxima Chameleon will work in a bag, no problem.
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   Old Thread  #2 10 Jan 2021 at 8.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I wouldn't fish it if braided hook length isnt allowed myself. That's what rig tubing is for.... Problem you'll have is it needs to be supple. Instead of PVA what about swapping to a large Korda method feeder?

Equivalent to a small PVA bag
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   Old Thread  #1 10 Jan 2021 at 5.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Do any of you use anything other than braid hooklengths when fishing the solid pva bag?

I know the uncoated braid is the goto choice but I fish a couple of waters that have banned braid hooklegths.

Tried tying up a few 3" rigs yesterday using 0.22 (9lb) Guru N.Gauge but they were curling everywhere. I could have steamed them straight but I just got this feeling they won't work.
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