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Old 07-20-2010, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: Surfmasters and the line they use

I agree about choosing line is like choosing a woman,but I like my woman big and hairy,haven't found any line yet that compares. Just getting back to surf fishing,my boat needs repairs and college cost money.I love it,forgot how much i used to enjoy it.Lived in Key WEST WHILE IN THE Navy and caught a differnet fish everyday. Been hitting QUONNY in soco Rhode Island,you could walk on the stripers when the sand eels were running.My first nite there in a year and I've got 20lb powerpro witha 40lb mono leader.the braid is so sensitive you can feel the damn crabs hitting your bait.had nothing to mattch the sand eels,we were throwing fluke rigs with fresh squid and 6/0 khale hooks.I got hit big,real big,had a light duty fishing rod and reel combo from cabela's.yanked my line like a commuter train,could not real forward,when my line was getting close to disappearing from the reel i started tweaking the drag,and it broke off.....sob....realed the rig in and all knots intact,used superglue,all line intact,but the hook was broken,snapped clean.never saw this before.20lb mono would'nt have held and I've never snapped a hook on mono.what i did wrong was tweak the drag too far in all the excitement,i had no backer line on the reel,i was sure she would have stripped me.In the future I will move up to 30 pound test,no more khale hooks and always have a sand eels imitation with me.it was the biggest fish I ever missed and I've been saltwater fishing for 35 years,but still have a lot to learn.the boat spoiled me.Surfcasting is much harder.These forums have helped a lot,thanks.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:21 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ON THE LONG ISLAND SOUND WEST END
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Default Re: Surfmasters and the line they use

WOW GOT PULLED OFF ON 20 BRAID? I USE 30RIG FOR BAIT FISHING,..MOST REELS WILL HOLD 180 200 YARDS, THATS A LOT FOR STRIPERS IN THE SURF.. 20RIGS COVER MOST CONDITIONS AND LIGHT LURE WEIGHTS, WITH THE RIGHT ROD. I LIKE MONO MYSELF. PUT TOGETHER A 30 CLASS RIG FOR LARGER LURES AND BAIT.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:26 AM
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Default Re: Surfmasters and the line they use

Thats a 30 with the right class rod and 30braid with 25 lb mano backing
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