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mdjlucan
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

hi just got a 9ft 6 uptide rod on my 13 ft b rod iv been useing a tapered shock leader 16lbs-65lbs ths is length 43ft 13m is this ok to use on my uptide rods or is it to long.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

43ft?! that sounds very long to me. Wouldn't have thought it would cast very well but then...your using an uptider so I assume you are boat fishing with it?

I stay away from tapered shockleader. 16lb at the thin end which will be less than that after a knot is applied to it. The knots might be small but it'll still collect weed etc...


So to answer your question. Yes it is long enough but do you really need it?
I like to have 7-8 turns around the reel..then through the rings out through the tip and a little bit of a drop..say a foot or two. I don't have an exact length because I use diffrent rods..9ft-11.35ft-13ft but it also depends if i'm fishing clean beaches(i'll use shorter leaders) or rock ledges (i'll use longer leaders) etc etc

Hope I haven't confused you and that this will help
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

hi im fishing of a pier
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

If your fishing from a pier or a boat then there is no need for casting, therefore there is no need for a shock leader. Just make sure that your line is heavy enough to cope with the weight of the fish that you are likely to catch. I would suggest 25 to 30lb mainline.

It never ceases to surprise me the number of people that cast as far as possible, in my younger days I was just as gullible, thinking that the further I cast the bigger fish I would get..

I can understand it if you are at the end of the pier and you want to cast to deeper water but remember that the fish feed close to the pier supports and that you are more likely to catch close in than miles out.
Cheers
keith big grin big grin
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

so wot you saying i do not have to use a sock leader if im fishing south end pier
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What I am saying is that providing that you have a stong enough line to haul the fish up the pier and that you are not casting as such, but more of a gentle lob, then no, shockleader is not required.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

thanks alot
 
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