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Jun 10, 2021 07:43:48   #
Betts Loc: Finger Lakes NY
 
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!



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Jun 10, 2021 08:00:23   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
Betts wrote:
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!


Betts, for what it is worth, I always use fc connected to braid with a very small swivel, not a snap swivel, if I'm fishing with a spinning reel. If I'm fishing with a bait cast reel, I do not use a swivel, I'll tie it with a uni-knot.

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Jun 10, 2021 08:06:11   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Betts wrote:
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!


Betts i can answer a few, yes you can tie a snap to braid i would use the Palomar knot for that. The fluro lead i find very beneficial because it is nearly invisible in the water. So a 2' - 3' lead is what i use.

I know that using a snap is for your benefit in changing lures, but just remember the more hardware you add on the line the more chance for something to snap. I lean more to a longer fluro and a perfection loop knot for the lures.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:11:05   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
I like to tie in about 3 or 4 feet of fluorocarbon to the braid using an FG or an Albright. When you cast the leader is more resistant to abrasion at the rod tip as well as making your terminal ger less visible. I can use a snap or knot to tie on.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:58:48   #
Stealthfisher Loc: Virginia
 
Hi Betts
I like to use braid because it casts a country mile, it doesn’t get “line memory “ so it rarely gets tangled, strong but a smaller diameter than mono. Another benefit to using a flourocarbon leader with braid is if your fishing in a little deeper water and get snagged, you can break the flouro part of your line and not lose any braid. The rod will break before the braid will break. I use Powerpro brand (just my choice) I normally use 20 or 30lb test which has the diameter of 6 or 8lb diameter mono. I do attach a fluorocarbon leader, normally no more than 14lb test. I personally like BassPro XPS brand. I tie the two together using the Crazy Alberto knot. It is a very simple knot to tie that moves easily through your rod guides so I can tie in about 12 feet at a time and just whittle away at it re-tying often. Fluorocarbon has the advantage of sinking fast and being invisible which in my opinion will give you more fish a bitin’. You certainly can attach a snap swivel if you desire. Get a sharp pair of scissors. Never use your teeth. I saw a friend crack a tooth on flouro once.

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Jun 10, 2021 11:14:24   #
fast_randy Loc: Blackfoot, Idaho
 
I use 20lb power pro also. I catch lots of catfish tying the hook to the power pro, and using a clip on bobber. But I use flouro leader for everything else. I have used clip on swivels all my life and never remember a clasp coming unhooked or breaking.

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Jun 10, 2021 12:56:58   #
OJdidit Loc: Oak Creek Wisconsin
 
My $.02, if you are uncomfortable with line to line knots, tie a small swivel to the braid using a Palomar knot, then tie a 2’ fluoro or mono leader between your swivel and your clip. This will help with line shy fish. Your clip will affect the action of the lures, but some sacrifices have to be made. This will also help to reduce line twists. Reel the first swivel only up to the rod tip, not through the guide. I hope this helps and good luck!

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Jun 10, 2021 13:09:42   #
agatemaggot Loc: iowa
 
Tie on a Duo Lock snap available from DO-It Molds or most shops , they are VERY strong and won't give out on you !

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Jun 10, 2021 14:12:43   #
Ron620DVS Loc: Guntersville Alabama
 
Betts wrote:
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!


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Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisher-people out there. (((((( Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? ))) "YES YOU CAN BUT A """SNAP"""" IS ALL THAT YOU WILL NEED "


How critical is the fluoro lead, (((( The benefit to using a flourocarbon leader with braid is if your fishing in a little deeper water and get snagged, you can break the flouro part of your line and not lose any braid plus the fluorocarbon is less visible )))).

and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? (((( YES ))) I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc.

Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!


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Jun 10, 2021 15:54:07   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
I say give it a try and see what you think. If you like to use smelled, learn to snell your own, that way you can make the leader as long as you want and use whatever pound test you feel comfortable with. Make em up ahead of time. That's what I do because me eyes are not good and it's way easier to change things up when I'm actually fishing.

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Jun 10, 2021 17:44:31   #
Ron620DVS Loc: Guntersville Alabama
 
Betts wrote:
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!


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Jun 10, 2021 17:51:46   #
Ron620DVS Loc: Guntersville Alabama
 
Betts wrote:
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!



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Jun 10, 2021 18:06:48   #
Ron620DVS Loc: Guntersville Alabama
 
Betts wrote:
Been wanting to switch from mono to braid and I have a couple of questions for you seasoned fisherpeople out there. Can I tie a snap swivel to the end of the braid, so I can easily change my setup? How critical is the fluoro lead, and will snelled hooks on mono be okay? I like to use these, but I want to be able to swap them out for lures etc. Using ML ugly stik with Shimano Sienna 2500, fishing ponds for bass. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!


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Jun 10, 2021 22:18:15   #
Betts Loc: Finger Lakes NY
 
So much helpful advice!! Thank you, everyone. Going to go study up on the knots, put the leader on the line and tie a snap swivel to the end of the lead. You all are the best. 😁😁😁

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Jun 10, 2021 22:21:32   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Spiritof27 wrote:
I say give it a try and see what you think. If you like to use smelled, learn to snell your own, that way you can make the leader as long as you want and use whatever pound test you feel comfortable with. Make em up ahead of time. That's what I do because me eyes are not good and it's way easier to change things up when I'm actually fishing.


I actually use my fly tying vise to do snell tiny little #6 circle hooks I use for bluegills and perch.

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