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Old 12-26-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default how should i fix up my reels for big inshore fish?

alright, i've got a question. i'm a light tackle flounder/whatever else hits fisherman that goes out to the pass alot. up until last year, the largest rod/reel setup i'd use was a penn 104cs w/ 14 lb test. We got a GPS for our boat, wanting to learn alot of the good inshore/VERY nearshore wrecks for grouper/snapper, and also wanting to learn the ins and outs of inshore king fishing, and of coure it'll be used for the annual bull red run as well. I'm taking out the mono, and gonna spool the 104cs with 30# suffix braid(it'll probably get 325 yds on there). i've got a 320gti on a MH rod right now, i'm bout to put it on the original slammer that it came with, and i've got an abu garcia spinning reel that i can put around 450 yds of 20# mono, which i will be using on the rod that the 320 is currently on. any tips on what to use for the 320? could i use 300yds of 30# braid as backing to increase capacity? i'd go all braid, but i don't have the money to go all braid. i've got a 1000yd spool of 20# sufix mono that i got for $9, and so far i've used sufix for 1 season, and i'm hooked, but my understanding is for kings, you need a loose drag so they don't short strike you and get a weak hookset that will be pulled out w/ tighter drag, and you need a higher capacity spool? i've never caught a king, and know nothing about it, but i DO know that i almost got spolled a few months ago when a bull red hit my light spinning reel, and i know a larger king could spool me no problem w/o enough line.



and i think for the big abu garcia, i'm going straight mono.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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Default RE: how should i fix up my reels for big inshore fish?

A 320 with 20lb mono will hold Plenty for king fishing
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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Default RE: how should i fix up my reels for big inshore fish?

agree a 200-300 yards of 20 # mono with a wire leader is all you would need. Without the wire leader, you will be cut off often. A large bulll will spool you quicker than a King.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #4
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Default RE: how should i fix up my reels for big inshore fish?

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You dont really need a loose drag on the kings...just a good drag system. A king will take a highspeed run at first but it wont be a 200 yard run...even a smoker king that normally make 2 or 3 runs wont normally take but 50 yards at a time. 300 yards of 20lb test with about 7 pounds of drag will bring in the biggest with no worries. I like braid for about all types of fishing...but with the Kings I preffer mono because it stretches and dont put as much stress on the reel...especially on the intial hit the can make or break a rod and reel combo.
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