Thinking of switching to braids .
Do I still need a mono shocker ?
I've heard braid will cut through mono and your fingers so I 'm gonna try breakaways casting cannon .
what kind of knots do you guys recommend ?
Use the palomar knot, double palomar, uni knot, albright, reverse albright, and offshore knot. Many people that fish for big game offshore use a mono leader but the people that I personally have seen using braid do not use a shock leader and I doubt the braid would break when casted. Use the casting cannon or gloves.
i used spder wire for a while .had'nt been using it lately since i'm on this distance casting learning technique.i use same as the diagram except a couple extra turns on the main side (unit knot side). i have'nt had many break offs . if that does'nt work try the
uni to unit knot.
its at matter of preference and how one works on your setup .
I'm always using a uni to uni when the mono and braid are of simular diameters,such as spainish fishing with 6 diameter vs say 12 to 20 flouro.. When I use it to sight cast for cobes or drum and have 8 diameter I tie a bimini to the fireline and put two extra wraps in a no-name knot.. I'm sure and albright or uni would work just as well.. The mono shocker is there for a reason,at least for me,when I beach or boat a fish I usually leader the fish up with my bare hands,and fireline or any braid WILL CUT THE DEVIL OUT OF YA!!
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