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celticcatch
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

Anyone have any thoughts on this line? It's 15lb (0.35mm) on a 1100m spool. It's the neon orange stuff and I fish clean beaches if that makes any diffrence. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

Never been a fan of any coloured mainline including red ice which a lot of members on here use.

My own opinion for what its worth is to use clear mono with coloured shock leader line so that in poor light conditions you can easily spot when your gear is close in on the retrieve.

I always use clear main trace and where possible clear line for my hook lengths so as not to detract when using coloured or floro beads when targeting flatties.
Cheers keith big grin big grin
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the reply keith.

I am using clear leader at the moment hoping that it won't stand out as much to the fish. I also use the same rig body as the leader (50lb) and the hook lengths are also clear (20lb).

I thought i'd try bright coloured mainline for more friendly night time fishing (no crossing lines etc).

I'm just a little concerned about knot strength and abrasion of this line. I previsouly used berkley big game 20lb (blue) and it was the bees knees...

Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi mate, Why change from something that has been tried and tested by yorself and has done everything that you wanted from it.

The only positve side is as you say "crossed lines" so thet tangles can be sorted that much easier, but if you think about it most of the hard work untangling is at the trace end and not at the mainline.


Whatever you decide I wish you luck.
Cheers keith big grin big grin
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

I started off with the 20lb doing a lot of mixed/broken ground during the day. But now i'm leaning more towards clean beaches at night ( I don't like loosing tackle happy )so I thought i'd try a thinner line to hold and get more "out there" and in a bid to make the fishing a bit more sporting.
I know 15lb line is quite popular from beaches in the area and it made me wonder why I had 20lb which to be honest...seemed a bit overkill for what I'm doing.

Anyway...i'll try get out this weekend and see how it goes. Cheers cool
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

The Sufix tritanium seems to have reduced in quality of late- dont know why but its not as good as it used to be. For clean beaches i use Daiwa Sensor as its good strong low diameter line - if you want a coloured line i've found Sakuma nite crystal good quality and low diameter - Daiwa Tournament is good as well.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

Just a little update, I managed to try out this line on the weekend. Knots nicely and does everything I could want from it (on a clean beach). I might have to try it over a little bit of mixed ground and see what the abrasion properties are like another time

I managed to drag in a 6lb 'weedfish' tougue no real fish caught sadly
 
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