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Old 06-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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I have a new Atlas Kona 400 arriving tomorrow, and wanted to get some opinions. I am going to put it on a jigging rod (not sure which yet). I will use this rig for bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling, in that order. I want this to be an all around setup.
My question, is what line to use for this setup.
Any help would be appreciated, as offshore is relatively new to me.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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For bottom fishing and jigging braid is the way to go, you probably don't want to troll with it unless you put a top shot of mono, which negates the advantages for jigging and bottom fishing.
50-80 # braid is what i use. size depends on the reel and rod, i.e. what can it handle. Using blue diamond right now, a lot folks I know are buying dyneema off ebay and like it a lot. It is way cheaper than anything else out there.
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65lb braid
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:04 AM   #5
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Get 70lb Daiwa boat braid. The stuff is silky smooth, ties amazing knots, and is cheaper that Jerry Brown or Momoi Diamond (both of which are excellent choices as well, just more money).
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I just bought 2 of theses reels one of the 2 speed models and one of the one speed. Both are spooled with momoi diamond 50 lb. didn't know about the diawa. Cost me abt $50 each to spool these. About 350 yds on each w 80lb backing. In the future consider outcast and you can have your reel the same day. They matched the same price.

Both of mine are on shimano jigging rods

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I just bought 2 of theses reels one of the 2 speed models and one of the one speed. Both are spooled with momoi diamond 50 lb. didn't know about the diawa. Cost me abt $50 each to spool these. About 350 yds on each w 80lb backing. In the future consider outcast and you can have your reel the same day. They matched the same price.

Both of mine are on shimano jigging rods
Definitely nothing wrong with the Diamond Momoi braid...heck, I have the 65lb on my Saragossa 10k because it was just put on when I bought it and I love that line too And I second taking it to Outcast for getting reels spooled...great prices and FAST service!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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Thanks Guys,

Good advice across the board. I love going to Outcast, but don't get there that often, because I don't go to Pensacola that often.

I usually use Half Hitch in Navarre to spool my reels, and they normally do it while i am there.

Tripleblessing - What model Shimano rods are you using?
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