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Old 08-28-2015, 07:07 PM   #21
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Just wondering. Not many red over 40 inches caught in our area. Def would be a fight on 14lb
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Sry if I came off as a jerk ha. That redfish gave me a fight of a lifetime on that 14lb test. Ha I'm crossing my fingers for a jack this weekend. Gonna get on out there to the liberty and try my luck!
Let me know if you find a keeper jack over there. I dont know of any local guides that have at all since they opened.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:22 PM   #23
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Just wondering. Not many red over 40 inches caught in our area. Def would be a fight on 14lb
I think it was the time of year. I got him early spring like March? To my understanding the big boys like to come to a certain bridge...
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Sry if I came off as a jerk ha. That redfish gave me a fight of a lifetime on that 14lb test. Ha I'm crossing my fingers for a jack this weekend. Gonna get on out there to the liberty and try my luck!
Let me know if you find a keeper jack over there. I dont know of any local guides that have at all since they opened.
I sure will buddy. I may tough out the trip. At least to try out my new equip. Kings are a sure a God bless me if I run across I nice bull dolphin. I got a 47 pound one from a boat when I was 13 and I would strike out to do so on a yak..
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Just wondering. Not many red over 40 inches caught in our area. Def would be a fight on 14lb
I think it was the time of year. I got him early spring like March? To my understanding the big boys like to come to a certain bridge... They are there now the skip jack will just be a terrible nuisance. I've learned at 3m the right presentation will bring some big reds
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You can put a little mono backing or even a piece of electric tape to make the spool ready for braid.
I was about to ask about the tape method. Haven't used braid before but I have heard of folks doing that....so maybe I'm overthinking the line just a little bit, but from what some of y'all were saying earlier, using some braid in case I run into something BIG sounds like a good idea to me. My questions I have now, is how well does the electrical tape hold up in place of mono backing? And when you do spool the braid on, would you tie the braid directly to your wire leader or would it be best to add a top shot of a few yds of mono?
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You can put a little mono backing or even a piece of electric tape to make the spool ready for braid.
I was about to ask about the tape method. Haven't used braid before but I have heard of folks doing that....so maybe I'm overthinking the line just a little bit, but from what some of y'all were saying earlier, using some braid in case I run into something BIG sounds like a good idea to me. My questions I have now, is how well does the electrical tape hold up in place of mono backing? And when you do spool the braid on, would you tie the braid directly to your wire leader or would it be best to add a top shot of a few yds of mono?
A mono backing will just put more knots in your spool than you want. Hook the braid to the reel put on the braid then a long drop shot of mono. Followed by leader etc. again it's just what I use with the same reel. No problems at all so far,
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Tape works fine, you just need something for the braid to stick to our it will just spin on the spool. I like braid on my onshore but prefer mono for offshore primarily for cost. Mono is so much cheaper and I like the stretch. When you have nothing but open water and 300+ yds of line, of you play your fish right 15-17lb mono will land monster fish. Guys land monster tarpon from piers on 15-20lb mono all the time.
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You can tie the braid to a metal leader. There are directions on the package. Most guys prefer mono topshot though
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:50 PM   #30
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One wrap on tape gives the braid something to grab so it wont slip on the spool
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