Marking braid for depth control

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by MO1, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. MO1

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    how do you mark your braid for depth control while jigging ? the braid
    on my new reels is white , Could I just mark with a black sharpie every
    50 ft ? could this damage the line in any way ?
    Thanks
    Mo
     
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    MO1,

    Yes, you can mark your braided line. I marked few of my JB spectra for deep drop and I have not seen any demage to my marked JB. JMO others might have different opinion.
     

  3. jedi243

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    Sharpie won't cause any problems on spectra. It works well for marking depth as well as a help when splicing and building topshots.
     
  4. Deep_Sea_Gull

    Deep_Sea_Gull Lifetime Supporting Members

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    What marking scheme do you all use? Do you use two or more colors?
     
  5. MO1

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    I am thinking red and black , alternating every 50 feet. coloring a six inch
    section at 50 ft red, 1 ft black at 100 , 11/2 ft red at 150 , 2 ft black at 200
    etc.
    MO
     
  6. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

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    Hey Mo-

    Just a suggestion, but every 25 feet would help you better dial in to the depth that the fish are holding.
     
  7. SkeeterRonnie

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    i am doing mine right now. Using red as the 25' (one red for 25, two reds for 50, three reds for 75) then using blacks for the 100' marks (one black for 100, two black for 200, 3 black for 300, and 4 for 400, 5 for 500. ending at 600'-