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Old 08-27-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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Going to be down in Santa Rosa Beach from 9/12 to 9/20 and will be doing some surf fishing. Supper excited to be down there and do some fishing. I have been down before and mainly focus on anything that will bite. (Bluefish, Lady Fish) The biggest fish I have caught down there was probably a 38-40 inch Red which I caught on 17 lb test. (Figured I might as well upload the photo.) I usually fish with cut bait and sand fleas.

Just bought a new Penn Pursuit II 7000 reel and looking for recommendations on line. I'm looking to put mono on it and am trying to decide between the Suffix 15 lb or the 20lb. I'm wondering if I would get more casting distance with the 15 lb but am worried about sacraficing durability/strength by not going with the 20lb.

I usually throw some sort of Pomopo rig with floats and a 2 oz. or a 3 oz. pyramid sinker depending on how rough the water is. I have an 8 foot and a 9 foot rod.

I have never fished with braid, but am open to trying it. I have only really read that people use that mostly for shark fishing and am not looking to catch any sharks.

Thanks for any advice.

-Rob
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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split the differance and go with 17# mono. Or go with 15# braid. you will hold ALOT more line with that.
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I surf with the braid and it does great. Casts a country mile and is super tough, make sure you use a wire leader in case you nail a king
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Sweet red btw!
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Sweet red btw!
Thanks for the comment. I guess I will do the best of both worlds and spool one with mono and one with braid, and then if I like one or the other better, I can always respool down there.
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