info on overhead rods with braid????

hi just a quick question??

 

what is the advantages and disadvantages of putting braid on a roller overhead rod with a overhead reel.

 

thanks fellas

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No real advantages of rollers

Mon, 2011-02-21 20:34

No real advantages of rollers with braid, just potential for the line to get off the rooler and get pinged, and more maintenance with rollers v's guides.

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yeh i already got a roller

Mon, 2011-02-21 20:53

yeh i already got a roller rod

should i use mono ???would that give a better chance of not getting pinged?? and i see you have some braid for sale

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 get rid of the roller if its

Mon, 2011-02-21 20:58

 get rid of the roller if its just the tip. if your fishing deep your better off with braid as there is less drag on the line and you will feel the bites better. if your only fishing shallow you can use mono and keep the roller tip . asa Till said the braid can get stuck between the roller and its housing

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ha well my rod has rollers

Mon, 2011-02-21 21:03

ha well my rod has rollers all the way up

it is a grifton australia rod stand-up rod/solid 1.80m / 50-80lb

it has from the tip down 4 single rollers and one double roller closest to the reel

as u can tell i know HEAPS

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 sounds like it could be a

Mon, 2011-02-21 21:08

 sounds like it could be a dedicated game rod that would run mono. my suggestion would be to get youself a reasonable rod for bottom bashing or trolling from one of the site sponsors as they will look after you and match the rod to the reel and type of fishing you will be doing

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i will put a few pics up...so

Mon, 2011-02-21 21:15

i will put a few pics up...

so what ur pretty much saying is leave the rod at home cause rollers are too much trouble

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Braid

Mon, 2011-02-21 21:33

No good with braid unfortunately hemi.

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Roller rod you have

Mon, 2011-02-21 21:42

is more suited to trolling with heavy mono 80lb as such..  not really suited to braid. 

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why is that?? i dont have

Mon, 2011-02-21 21:42

why is that?? i dont have braid on at the moment but just curious

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Rod would also be too heavy

Tue, 2011-02-22 06:13

Rod would also be too heavy to hold all day bottom bashing.

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keep those roller guides well lubed

Tue, 2011-02-22 06:47

or they will seize quickly with salt/corrosion they are not very durable(that type anyway)