I just got back from Bombay had a very uneventful fishing trip and attended an awesome wedding.
To mess up my fishing trip completely was the fact that the trip got cancelled even before it started because some issues that came up with one of the guys who was going to be driving, then it sorted it self out and we were back on. However to make matters worse I did not get on my flight and had to postpone it to the next day. This meant that we had to cancel going to Vijaydurg and go to Jaigad. Jaigad was a mess nothing worth wile happened except on the last day we had some Barra action spinning but failed to get a strike.
Right through this trip I did not use a mono leader and fished braid directly. I managed to connect to only one small Rock cod (I presume) but did not get a chance to see it as it managed to shake the lure off. Other than that, nothing. The water everywhere was like Champagne, even Fred said the same for Durg.
When we got back to Bombay I did a couple of rounds to some of my old haunts but failed again, the only success we had was with my Godson who succeeded with some small Mangrove Jacks. This got me thinking, he was the only one using mono and my son and myself were using braid direct to the lure. Again the water here was very clear.
Just wonder if any of you guys can share your experience, did you or if you think back do you notice a difference in strikes when you use braid and mono? For me I am always going to use a mono leader from now on when I fish braid.