I’ve mentioned a bazillion times that I prefer using 8- or 10-lb Sufix Advance Mono on my Rapala Jigging Rap setups because I know for a fact that I land more fish. I wasn’t necessarily thinking that I got more bites because of it, but that I would actually put more of those bites in the boat thx to mono being a shock absorber and tearing less hooks out.
* Al Lindner has entered the chat *
I was sitting in my office the other evening when the 🐐 walked in with a big smirk on his face and spark in his eyes…. Both are usual things when it comes to Al (which is incredible) but this time they were even kicked-up another notch of sparkyness.
Got to chatting with him about what he said was THE best big walleye bite he has been on in years and years and years. And one of the fascinating things about it was that mono absolutely crushed braid. His buddy Tom had gone up something like 8 fish to 0 on Al…same baits, same rods, same jigging cadence, same everything except Al was running braid and could not get bit on it.
No doubt the mono was making that Jigging Rap act differently:
> Al: “Mono is softer and spongier…it’s more forgiving of what it does with a bait. The bait does not move as fast. When you move anything with braid, it moves, the bait reacts. Those fish knew the difference.”
Once Al switched over to his mono setup, he proceeded to whack numerous reeeeally big walleyes, including this ridiculous 31.5-incher: