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Old 02-29-2008, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: Surfmasters and the line they use

IM KNOWN TO PUT IN WORK WITH 15LB MONO, BUT IM GONNA GIVE BRAIDED A WHIRL THIS YEAR. SEE WHAT THE DEAL IS YA KNOW..........
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:18 PM
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I used to use 18# mono. I wanted to give braid a try and Power pro suggests maintaining the same line diameter that you would normally use in mono. So I used 80# and have been using it for the last 3 years. This stuff is great! I have never lost a fish or broken my line for any reason other than purposely cutting because I was hopelessly caught in the rocks. I use a swivel snap as a sinker slide so I dont worry about the line cutting through. Even when your caught in the rocks this thing is so tough that i have managed to pull my line free and depending on what got stuck come back with either a bent hook or snap(minus the weight of course). I have also tried it on a spinning setup and was totally disappointed. It just doesnt cast well at all.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:44 AM
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I use 20lb trilene big game on my canal swimbait rod and I JUST CAUGHT 2 FISH THE OTHER DAY ONE 40" AND THE OTHER WAS 43". tALK ABOUT A BATTLE. MY JIG ROD IS LOADED WITH 25LB BIG GAME FOR BUCKTAILS AND SUCH 3 TO 4 OZ.. I use 30lb power pro on my spinning set up. This all works for me. My 2cents.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:21 PM
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Here's a Surfmaster with 20#pink Ande
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:11 PM
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30-50# power pro is okay but there-in lies problems with wind loops as i have dealt with from time to time. 65# power pro is by far the best tying diameter when tying to heavy leader. some will say (zim, 80# 2ft supposed shock leader?) i know, you;ve had problems tying to heavy leader. and it is mostly preference but i can take a 12# bluefish (not that i want one) and catapult him airborn 15 feet and not have a line snap or knot fail. this is tackle evaluation and no bs. i fish extreme for big fish and VERY RARELY lose any to line or knot issues - unless in rocks or structure like when i chuck jigs/plugs or bait into pilings.



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Old 05-17-2008, 12:55 AM
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I tie right to a 12 in wire leader.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:37 PM
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Picking Fishing line is like choosing a woman...you want them suple and thin...I like 20 lbs. power pro for plugging...it has 8 lbs. diamiter and you won't get out muscled by any fish...I have found 1 great flourocarbon...Yazuri Hybrid...it is very limp and it doesn't retain memory, and it's cheap.
Oh by the way the striper fishing in the Raritan has been GREAT!
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:31 PM
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I use Power Pro braided line on all my rods on my light tackle I use 20lb with a 30 lb fluorocarbon leader, and my heavier rods I use 50lb with a 50 lb fluorocarbon leader. I fished with Berkley big game for 20 yrs, but I will never fish with mono again. I cast much farther with braid than I do with mono, the sensitivity with braid is much better than mono, the baits work much better in the water than with mono, its just better than mono all the way around for me.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:48 PM
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Ppro 50lb. on my okuma EB80's

Ppro 30lb on my penn 3000 plugggin rod.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:28 PM
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Boat rods: Conventional 50lb Suffix Tri-tanium plus
Spinning 30lb Suffix Tri-tanium plus
Surf rods: Chunkin' 30lb Suffix Tri-tanium plus
Pluggin Suffix Performance Braid
All of which are topped with flourocarbon leaders

I don't use braid on my boat rods because I go on party boats and it will reak havoc if you get tangled with someone else.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:51 PM
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Ppro 50lb. on my okuma EB80's

Ppro 30lb on my penn 3000 plugggin rod.
let me know when you snap the handle of that piece of crap? (sorry to insult your reel but better think about getting another pluggin reel



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Old 02-14-2009, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: Surfmasters and the line they use

Does anyone have an opinion on Silver Thread Excalibur fishing line? I'm considering trying it for a spinning reel for surf fishing. Would this line be good for plugging and/or baitfishing? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:49 PM
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garbage. it does not last very long. i stuck with it for a while in the 17# line with conventionals but it dissappointed me. live and learn. it's why we are here for you guys. live vicariously thru me and you'll be a bum with class!
now lets see how long this takes?



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Old 02-15-2009, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the info. Do you have any reccomendation for a thin-mono line for a spinning reel. I would prefer not to go with braided line.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:36 PM
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yo-zuri hybrid. no issues with it as of yet,



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