Which braided line do you prefer to use?
I'm with you Termie33. I've run the same Ripcord on two of my Dipsy rods for two years on my charter boat and never had a breakoff for any reason. I tangled them every way imaginable, but the stuff is so strong and tough that it never breaks. I've even had kings run into other boat's rigger cables with the Ripcord a few times and still didn't break the stuff. In two cases, the other boat raised up his balls, untagled the Ripcord and we then fought the big kings and landed them. I ran over 200 charters during the last two years and those Dipsys were in the water the vast majority of those days. Last year alone we probably took over 500 kings on those Dipsy rods using the two year old Ripcord. I use 50lbs. test Ripcord with a snubber and 50lbs. test Florocarbon line to the bait. My flies/squids are all tied with 80lbs. test Florocarbon leader material.Originally posted by Termie33
Ripcord. i even went 5 years with out changing it...got a lot of heavy use, and didnt fail.
I use half blood knots on my floro from my snubber to the lure. I change that leader at the first sign of damage, which equates to about once every week. The leaders to my flies have an overhand knot forming a loop on one end. The hook (2/0 treble) is attached with a snell knot. I have never had one of those 80lb fly leaders break yet in two years of useing them. I also think the heavy fly leader adds action to the fly behind the doger or flasher. last year better than half my salmon came off my Dipsys.Originally posted by ESOX
What knots do you use with that heavy floro?