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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:58 pm 
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With the Mahasheer season aproaching was wondering what could be the best spinning combo of Rod, Reel and Line.

As I plan to give spinning and bait fishing for Mahasheer a serious try this season would appreciate any and all recommendations on what type of Rod reel and line combo would be the best. The places I would be targeting still hold good size Mahasheer and the water flows are fast with quite a few rocks.

All suggestions are welcome :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:08 am 
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hi Shaphan,

Sorry buddy, there are no such thing as 'mahseer tackle'. The tackle used for mahseer depends on a lot of factors; everything from size of the fish you hope to catch to the local water conditions (lake/river).

However, a rule of thumb exercise would be to use 20lb braid/mono along with appropriate rod and reel.

The Daiwa d-wave which Bops had for sale in the IA shoppe are decent anytime anywhere gear. Check with him if he has anymore. Value for money stuff. Don't know about international shipping though.

Hope this helps,

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:43 am 
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20lbs is perfect for lakes and slow waters. In fast water I would move up to 25lbs mono. Braid and rocks are not friends.


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Shaphan, a 8-9 foot rod rated for 15 -25 lb line will be perfect for mahseer spinning. Combine this with a 6000 size shimano or a 4500 size Daiwa, 30 lb braid and you will have a good combo.

For bait fishing use only mono.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:45 pm 
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Rapala 14cm XREP. Sardine/Mullet. Use 30cm wire with swivel on tip.


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Adolph wrote:
Rapala 14cm XREP. Sardine/Mullet. Use 30cm wire with swivel on tip.


where do you fish? Nuke power plant run off site?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Nice one mate. We use 60lbs of mono with 30 cms of wire on the tip with swivels. We get King fish, tuna, barracuda and also a lot of wasted lines and nets left to float in the sea. Just offshore in Goa.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:38 pm 
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Adolph wrote:
Nice one mate. We use 60lbs of mono with 30 cms of wire on the tip with swivels. We get King fish, tuna, barracuda and also a lot of wasted lines and nets left to float in the sea. Just offshore in Goa.


Guess you didn't read the post! It was for mahseer...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:16 pm 
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indiangypsy wrote:
Adolph wrote:
Nice one mate. We use 60lbs of mono with 30 cms of wire on the tip with swivels. We get King fish, tuna, barracuda and also a lot of wasted lines and nets left to float in the sea. Just offshore in Goa.


Guess you didn't read the post! It was for mahseer...

Cheers,


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:10 am 
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I was also a little confused with adolph's post. As far as mahseer is concerned wire leaders are not required. We use 7-8 feet medium action rod, 20-25 lb mono line, 4500 - 6000 size reels (though some prefers 8000 also), one swivel, one snap swivel, Rapala jointed J13s, 20gm spoons and size 4 - 5 mepps and blue fox spinners.

Some anglers in Teesta uses wire leaders. When I asked one angler he could not give me a proper explanation.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:13 am 
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Thanks Everyone for the info.

I think adolph misunderstood the topic. Never mind. :-)


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When one cast a spoon or a lure in hope of catching a Mahseer, there are chances that he may hook one Goonch. As for as Mahseer goes, no need for a wire leader but if you hook a Goonch, god bless you if you are not using a leader.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:13 pm 
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Ali,

Your quite rite. I have faced such a situation twice and ended up losing both the fish and lure and me wondering how big the Goonch or Mulley was :?:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:08 am 
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Sorry guys, I was trying to help. I posted that after checking what my friends use who do fish for Mahseer. Next time I wont go through all that trouble. Consider that next time you plan to have a laugh and I hope the mod doesn't edit this. Have fun. Now I will go and catch one myself. :lol:


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