Over the years I have been asked several times what I run on my rods, braid vs mono.
Last month I did a short presentation for the opening of the new BCF Deeragun store Townsville and was asked the same question.
Braid vs Mono
Basically, to answer the braid vs mono question…
I use mono over a fiberglass rod (6′ 0″ to 6′ 6″ foot) coupled with a good quality spinning reel for live baiting because it has more give.
For lure casting, trolling and jigging I use braid with a graphite rod because it is more direct.
I explain why further in this short video.
Fishing gear used…
For example, the 102 cm barra shown in the photo below was caught jigging a Species 95.
Braid used was Rovex 20 lb on a Rovex Revenge 12 kg, 5’6″ rod and Quantum Exo bait caster.
I love these reels because they are reasonably prices and have a great drag.
Species 95 can be hard to get hold of but can be purchased at Hinchinbrook lures Facebook page via this link: Hinchinbrook Lures.
The lure featured in the video is the Kato Karnage Mr Minnow FL125 blue eye olive available from BCF Deeragun Townsville.
The braid vs mono debate can be a heated one and for sure, some people prefer one over the other.
But for me, braid is direct for luring and mono has more give for live-baiting.
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