braid to mono on paternoster rig

 hi guys

im using 50lb braid and i need advice as to what size mono to use as a shock leader because when i cast with just the braid with 112 gram sinkers the line snaps almost everytime. and i would also like to know what knots to use for the basic paternoster just to make sure im doing it right. i need any info asap seeing as im heading down to preston beach on friday! any help is useful! cheers


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 Bad quality braid, check

Tue, 2013-04-23 19:57

 Bad quality braid, check youtube for many videos on how to tie the paternoster and other knots, leader size 50-80lb

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 The braid isn't catching

Tue, 2013-04-23 21:02

 The braid isn't catching around the eyes of the rod when u cast is it causing it to snap?

I had this problem when trying to cast heavy baits


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Tue, 2013-04-23 21:06

If i was you id change my guides, and or buy a decent braid!

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 Yer well new braid maybe the

Tue, 2013-04-23 21:21

 Yer well new braid maybe the go. It was only cheap stuff off eBayeBay


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 yepp not gonna make excuses

Wed, 2013-04-24 03:23

 yepp not gonna make excuses it is cheap braid. on my budget it was fine. i have a big 9000 surf reel so it takes a fair amount of line (eg 0.5mm 400metres upto 0.7mm 300 metres) meaning i needed a lot of line for cheap. so i decided to get that. classic uni student big dreams small budget ;)

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Put mono on first

Wed, 2013-04-24 05:05

With braid on top// 300meters, Why waist all that money when you will not ever get down that far 


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 Off the top of my head I

Wed, 2013-04-24 07:21

 Off the top of my head I don't know the type of braid I bought to put on my fin nor 9500 for shark fishing. But I think my problem was trying to cast way to big of live bait. Having a big leader to braid when I  cast it the braid came off to quick and looped around the first eyelet. Snapping it :( only time it happend. Put a lot of time into that rig to, so I decided to go swimming for it on dawn :-/ had a good burley slik going to that was a good rush


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 I had the same problem

Wed, 2013-04-24 08:56

 I had the same problem casting big baits/ sinkers / lures where the braid would pop and I would lose my rig.

Used good quality braid too and good rods, now I have found that  I like the long leaders on the spool when i cast chasing long distance.

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 check theres no chips in

Sun, 2013-04-28 13:35

 check theres no chips in your guids the tinniest sharp edge will put weak spots in the baid 


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Leader will help.

Wed, 2013-07-17 20:12

Leader will help.

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use a leader long enough with

Fri, 2013-08-30 09:02

use a leader long enough with at least 4 - 5 winds on the reel

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I would go with Callum, check

Thu, 2013-10-03 15:59

I would go with Callum, check the guides ...really closely as I had a daiwa heartland rod that if I went full welly it would snap off , every time. half power it was fine. really messed with me till I got to Exmouth with it and lost three lures in three casts. I pulled up and did a very close inspection of the inserts and found a hairline crack ! problem solved ..........or could be cheap braid ? give Oceanside a go .. $45 for a topshot of braid and they will spool it for you -_-


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