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Old 01-14-2010, 02:39 AM   #1
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i currently target reds n specks with a 6 ' conolon very stiff action rod penn 430 with 10 lb power pro braid with a 25 lb mono leader and 2/0 hook ( not circle not convinced) and want to switch to a 7' rod penn 440 with 20 lb or 450 with 30 lb mainly to do away with the hassles of a leader while wading. opinions ? suggestions ? will 20 lb be strong enough to withstand speck razrs and if so will that size power pro green braid spook them ? do i need 30 lb and again will this spook the specks?
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">I use 20lb mono with no leader when I wade and generally don?t have a problem. I've only lost a few from cutting off. Never tried 30lb.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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I prefer 6'6" t0 7'6" med/lite with 10lb Powerpro. I use a 3'-4' 15lb fluorocarbon leader. But I primarily sight fish with artificials!
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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What are you fishing for Whales? I use 6# ande back country when I wade fish. I do use a 3' leader of 20#.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:32 PM   #5
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if your fishing the flats you dont need more than 10-12# braid and #15 flurocarbon leader...around docks 15-20#braid and 20 or 25# flurocarbon leader and good to go! you dont need to beef up everything just for a few bluefish cutoffs
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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iswim2fish (1/14/2010)i currently target reds n specks with a 6 ' conolon very stiff action rod penn 430 with 10 lb power pro braid with a 25 lb mono leader and 2/0 hook ( not circle not convinced) and want to switch to a 7' rod penn 440 with 20 lb or 450 with 30 lb mainly to do away with the hassles of a leader while wading. opinions ? suggestions ? will 20 lb be strong enough to withstand speck razrs and if so will that size power pro green braid spook them ? do i need 30 lb and again will this spook the specks?
The main reason for the gear I prefer.. is the water clarity in our area. I feel as do many others, that 15# fluorocarbon is less visible in gin clear waters to an already spooky fish (redfish). As far as trout go.... when trout are feeding, especially throwing something like a Mirrolure-Mirrodine. #30 leader isn't gonna kill you. Find what works best for you in ALL applications.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:09 PM   #7
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yes sir i couldnt agree more but i am within 7-10 feet to either side with pilons from private docks where i fish. i love light tackle and feel that anything else is an unfair advantage however do you pull 15 lb reds out of close pilons ( within 7 feet ) with 6 lb test ? thnx tho bro nice 2 chat
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #8
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what size leader bro ? thnx 4 rply
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:32 PM   #9
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if i go 2 20 lb braid can i do away with leader altogether or do i need 2 move 2 30 lb braid? again i wnt 2 do awy wth leadr and use only line 2 hook ???????????????????????????/
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #10
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hmmmmm
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