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Hi all, I recently purchased an old (fairly stiff) Conoflex beach rod and using with a Daiwa 7HT. I've loaded the 7HT with 30lbs 8x strand jbraid and 60lbs shock leader. It casts like a dream and bite detection is not bad with the braid, but had a snap off on my second session after dragging in a ton of weed. I checked the remaining line on my reel and it was a mess where the line had dug into the spool. Not sure if this is what caused the snap off or the weed, but now wondering if I should switch to mono, even though i might loose some bite detection? Or maybe I just need to do a better job of spooling the braid on the reel - under greater tension? Grateful for any tips or advice you have as I'm a novice in this space. Many thanks OZ
 

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I always braid on my multis, i wouldnt ever go back to mono. The biggest mistakes anglers make are
using the wrong braid and trying to cast as if they were using mono.
ALWAYS use a round profile braid like powerpro or similar, choose the braid by diameter rather than
breaking strain with regards to casting, sslooow the cast down, be more deliberate and don't snatch!
I don't use a leader but that's personal choice.
 

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Hi mate ,I've tried braid on a casting multiplier before and it was nothing but trouble. Having said that I'm no expert ,might be me doing something wrong. I use a good quality 15lb mono and 60lb shockleader mostly with no issues
Hi mate ,I've tried braid on a casting multiplier before and it was nothing but trouble. Having said that I'm no expert ,might be me doing something wrong. I use a good quality 15lb mono and 60lb shockleader mostly with no issues
Thanks Paul - I've got some good 15lb mono but worried that I will loose bite detection if I switch to mono with a stiff rod.
 

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I always braid on my multis, i wouldnt ever go back to mono. The biggest mistakes anglers make are
using the wrong braid and trying to cast as if they were using mono.
ALWAYS use a round profile braid like powerpro or similar, choose the braid by diameter rather than
breaking strain with regards to casting, sslooow the cast down, be more deliberate and don't snatch!
I don't use a leader but that's personal choice.
Thanks for the advice John love fishing braid o
 

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Casting multipliers are designed for use with line around 0.35mm (old 15lb mono). I use braid of 0.30mm and have no probs atall, but 0.2mm causes constant tangles, digging in and overruns. Cheap Sigma 8 strand is 30lb at 0.3mm, allied to a 90lb Spiderwire shockleader at the same diameter. If you've got the money just go for expensive braid straight through, it lasts for years.
 

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Hi all, I recently purchased an old (fairly stiff) Conoflex beach rod and using with a Daiwa 7HT. I've loaded the 7HT with 30lbs 8x strand jbraid and 60lbs shock leader. It casts like a dream and bite detection is not bad with the braid, but had a snap off on my second session after dragging in a ton of weed. I checked the remaining line on my reel and it was a mess where the line had dug into the spool. Not sure if this is what caused the snap off or the weed, but now wondering if I should switch to mono, even though i might loose some bite detection? Or maybe I just need to do a better job of spooling the braid on the reel - under greater tension? Grateful for any tips or advice you have as I'm a novice in this space. Many thanks OZ
Do your self a favour and get a decent fixed spool reel;)
 

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I use 60lb braid on my 7HT's which I have now upgraded to Sloshes. My main fishing ground is the Mersey and allows me to use less lead in the very strong tide run. Never have much problem with it but the occasional birdie renders the reel useless for the night so I generally carry a spare just in case. More than two birdies in a night = home time. :giggle:
 

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Casting multipliers are designed for use with line around 0.35mm (old 15lb mono). I use braid of 0.30mm and have no probs atall, but 0.2mm causes constant tangles, digging in and overruns. If you've got the money just go for expensive braid straight through, it lasts for years.
Surely a 5000-size or even 4600 size reel is the answer? I'm with you on the braid longevity, no point in buying cheap, and no point in trying to save money by using backing either.
 
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