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SuperBraids for Crawler Harnesses

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by mhcarl1965, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. mhcarl1965

    mhcarl1965 GLoomis Prostaff

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    I'm thinking about building my crawler harnesses with superbraid line this year, and was wondering the pros and cons of this idea. Any wisdom/expirence before I get started would be appriciated.
    MIKE
     
  2. I prefer using flourocarbon because it gives the harness a stiffness to reduce the tangles. I have not used the braids for it but I could see it causing problems on the clevises with tangling. I use 17-20# flouro and it works great for me.
     

  3. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    I agree with bkr43050, I tie my own with flouro. Most of the braids are a solid color like green or gray. A wary walleye/saugeye might shy away from it. Plus, as was mentioned most of the braids fray a little with use and I would think those fraying fibers would play havoc with the spinner clevis.

    In the end I guess it won't cost you much to try it out. Let us know how it works out.
     
  4. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    I tie two different types of spinners, for colorado single blade applications that I tie to run off of bouncers and inlines weights I use a 5 ft flouro Seaguar or Siglon 15 pound test. This works out very well.

    For double willows that are only about 1 foot long that I will run at higher speeds with two blades I run 30 pound fireline in smoke, I'm going to get some Fireline Crystal and try that. I have had ZERO problems running the fireline for these types of harnesses, one of the biggest benefits is that I can store in the little tubes that fit into a plano case, when I pull them out the harness hangs nice and straight and doesn't kink up like a heavy 20-40 pound flour harness would. I use the platic clevis's and never had any wearing problems with the line.
     
  5. KaGee

    KaGee Monkeywrench Staff Member

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    I think you'll spend more time untangling a mess than fishing.
     
  6. Another vote for fluorocarbon. I usually use 10 – 17 lb line however as light as 6lb, for those lock jaw days … (yea they do break off occasionally, but at least I get to start the fight)