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Old 10-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Braid recommendations for shark fishing...

I'm putting together a 6/0 and 9/0 for sharking and was curious what the more experienced sharkers on the forum would recommend for line set ups? I'm planning braid with a mono topshot but I'm not sure what test line would be best or what brand. I've heard a lot of good things about PowerPro but I've recently come across a handful of negative reviews of the stuff too.

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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i prefer power pro with a top shot of bull buster mono, kinda expensive but its strong, and def worth the money
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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I like Daiwa boat braid or Diamond Braid, havent had a problem with either, have had some issues with power pro recently. Also the diamond Momoi mono top shot is great
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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Anything but PowerPro.

You would be better off with an old shoestring!!

Splice your endloop in the braid and use a loop to loop connection for the windon/topshot. You should retain over 95% of the lines test strength.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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not powerpro.
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Any particular reason you are so anti-power pro?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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any particular reason you want braid?
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More line is the only reason I have. I'm curious as to what types of set ups different people are using for their shark rigs.
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I use 80# ande on a 6/0 and have never had problems pulling in big sharks. Senators aren't made for braid and can strip the gears pretty quick if you get a big fish.
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I'll sell you my 9/0 if you need one, think it's overkill for anything more than a marlin.
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