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 Post subject: Lines....?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Hi folks, I need some advice on choosing a good braid AND a mono as well, for saltwater fishing?

Looking at approx. 40LBs test (or any thing that can hold a barra) and thin dia. for long casts.
I am looking at the powerpro or fireline.Let me know what you guys think?

Also want to know if a fluro leader is a must, as I currently use a wire leader.In which case, could you recommend a good fluro?

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Madhur.

PS.any good leader making kit(crimping tools etc.)?


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Braid - Suffix Performance braid. Fireline is good but a lot thicker for the same lb test ie. it will not cast as far.

Mono - Maxima Chameleon or Stren Original


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Thanks Bops.


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whats the basic difference between fresh water and salt water lines? are saltwater lines more corrosive resistant?

reagrds


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Depending on the rod I'm using, I use either 14 or 20lb fireline.
You don't need heavy tackle for barramundi unless you're fishing off the rocks.
A simple 2oz spinning rod and a light drag is the way to go.
Trying to hold them on heavy gear will just result in lots of jumping and thrown hooks.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:50 am 
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A simple 2oz spinning rod and a light drag is the way to go.
Trying to hold them on heavy gear will just result in lots of jumping and thrown hooks.


Hi Ken,Thanks for the advice, light drag makes a lot of sense.


Ken L wrote:
You don't need heavy tackle for barramundi unless you're fishing off the rocks.


Where I Fish, that's exactly the problem "ROCKS". But I guess a 30lb line with good abrasion resistance should just do fine.

Cheers,
Madhur.


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Hey if you hand lining then go for 60.


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