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Old 09-02-2015, 12:24 PM
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Has anyone else having problems with top water bait hooking braid line ?
String normally gets tangles on front treble hook. Any tricks to avoid this problem?
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:26 PM
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It happens sometimes. I don't have much of a problem with it though.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:35 PM
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A stiffer mono or flouro leader helps.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:38 PM
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flouro leader I the best
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:41 PM
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How long of a leader would you suggest?
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:43 PM
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chapstick on 6"-8" of line stops from sinking and helps with that.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:38 PM
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fluorocarbon leader, about 20", does it for me.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:39 PM
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How long of a leader would you suggest?
I try to keep a 6ft fluro leader before every trip, so when I retie I dont have to put a new leader on
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:57 PM
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I try to keep a 6ft fluro leader before every trip, so when I retie I dont have to put a new leader on
I tried the leader thing once. First nice red I lost a brand new tw bait. Guess my old eyes trying to tie a new knot didn't work too well. Went back to no leader.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:01 PM
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I try to keep a 6ft fluro leader before every trip, so when I retie I dont have to put a new leader on
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:24 PM
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Why use a floro leader (a sinking line) on a Floating Bait?? Doesn't make much sense on a topwater bait and you lose most of the reasoning you have Braid in the First place! (Durability/Break strength)

Practice the way you cast and the way you walk your dog. I use topwater tied to braid 90% of the time I'm fishing and do not see this issue. Try smoother casting so that your bait flies through the air without flipping around. It can also be caused by how hard you are walking the dog. If you do smooth and soft twitches, I do not see how you will continue having this issue.

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Old 09-02-2015, 02:28 PM
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I use a floro leader.... with only 2ft it doesnt effect the bait.
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tony clips if you can get them work really well too
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Has anyone else having problems with top water bait hooking braid line ?
String normally gets tangles on front treble hook. Any tricks to avoid this problem?
switch to mono
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:03 PM
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Stop your cast just before the lure hits the water. that way the lure lays out away from the line.
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tony clips if you can get them work really well too

I've been waiting for some Tony's clips for like 6 months. lol


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