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Cornell video on Mountain lake in Maryland - big bluegills.

I was watching one of my favorite YouTube fishing programs, Cornell shown here in the attached video, working a small lake north of where he normally fishes in Maryland.So, Cornell normally targets…Continue

Started May 25, 2017

A "First" preliminary line review: Sufix Nanobraid in 2 lbs.
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First, my thanks for being accepted here so I can participate in discussions instead of just reading them.Some of the gear I have ordered has not come in yet though I did buy a Stradic Ci4+ 1000 FA…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Reid Dec 18, 2016.

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Brad Reid replied to Smoltz's discussion Casting small 1/64 & 1/32 jigs?
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Brad Reid replied to Jose mejia's discussion Mono to braid in the group LINE WARS
"Allen, for sure, on heavier braid in certain circumstances. Me? I use heavy braid on my casting reels as it makes it manageable. Since even 50 lbs. braid is still rather thin, and retains its limp character, it works great, casts well. Lighter…"
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Brad Reid replied to Jose mejia's discussion Mono to braid in the group LINE WARS
"Slip  Sinker has it correct regarding the freaky strength of Nanobraid. I just don't think the 2 lbs. breaks anywhere near that level of pull. It is available up to 14 lbs. and is smaller in diameter than similar sized 832.  But,…"
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Brad Reid replied to Jose mejia's discussion Mono to braid in the group LINE WARS
"See my various posts elsewhere on Sufix Nanobraid, 2 lbs. test strength. Nothing can break it, hasn't me yet anyway. I used it the other day to fish for bass since I needed a line that would cast a rather light presentation. It…"
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2 lbs. Sufix Nanobraid Report

A few weeks ago, I posted the math related to calculating just how much line is needed to fill a reel spool (of  known dimensions) to a desired depth and in doing so, determined that it takes one heck of a lot of line if its diameter is .001". This is what Sufix claims for its 2 lbs. Nanobraid. If one converts the millimeter measurement Sufix also provides to inches, it is a bit closer to .002" as I recall. Still, it is incredibly small for a true braided line.

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Posted on January 13, 2017 at 6:38pm — 11 Comments

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At 12:22pm on December 18, 2016, carl hendrix said…

WELCOME BRAD TO BBG SITE;;; BEST SITE FOR FISHING ; PERIOD !!  ON HERE;; WE HAVE TONS OF GREAT; INTERESTING INFORMATION; ( SOME OF WHICH COULD ACTUALLY BE CORRECT ! )   A LOT OF GOOD GROUPS TO JOIN;; INTERESTING BLOGS; DISCUSSIONS.   BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE MAIN PAGE;; AND GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO LOOK AROUND  AL OF THE AMAZING PICS OF SOME GREAT CATCHES !!

At 3:18pm on December 17, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Brad to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

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We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

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