I doubt a deckie would do that w/o prior problems from the same person, because if they do that, there goes their tip.jig said:That does not surprise me. I was on a 40hr last year in a hot bite and one guy who just could not follow the "no angles/no tangles" rule happened to have braided line. He cut me off twice, and many others. The last straw was when he hooked a big shark and cut off many folks within a few moments. The deckhand walked up, cut him off and told him to put the reel up. That's why I have had a pet peeve about braid. I have definately been cut off before on mono, but this guy with the braid seemed to be wielding a light saber. I now realize its the fisherman more than anything, as I have never had this occur on big e trips, and I am about the only one not using braid.
I guarantee you Jason's tip went up because he did it. I personally tipped an extra $25.shanker said:I doubt a deckie would do that w/o prior problems from the same person, because if they do that, there goes their tip.
With new fishing methods (like jigging) how can you not use braid? I just dont see them not allowing braids, its the only way to fish
I have some experience w/ jigging, and at any depts over 100 feet, mono is worthlessjig said:I guarantee you Jason's tip went up because he did it. I personally tipped an extra $25.
I don't use braid, and I do fine. Virtually all i do anymore is jig. But, all I fish are party boats, and I have seen too many nightmare tangles to deal with it. If I tangle, I can cut mono, tie two back to back uni knots, and be fighting or fishing again in about 30 seconds. However, I would likely use braid if i fished private boats.