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#1 Holdenv8ute1

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

G'day gents, 

I have ordered some 15lb braid for my main line for my new egi rod and I'm wondering what strength fluorocarbon leader I should use with it. 

The reason why I'm using 15lb is so I don't loose jigs because I hate doing that. 

What do you think? 

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#2 slayer666

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

G'day gents, 
I have ordered some 15lb braid for my main line for my new egi rod and I'm wondering what strength fluorocarbon leader I should use with it. 
The reason why I'm using 15lb is so I don't loose jigs because I hate doing that. 
What do you think? 
Cheers


Hi mate I use 15lb braid as my main line and 10lb flurocarbon leader
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#3 Holdenv8ute1

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

Ok thanks I'm thinking I'll go the 12lb just in case I need that little bit more.
How much do you put on?
Thanks

Edited by Holdenv8ute1, 02 July 2013 - 06:54 AM.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

I use 2 rod lengths or 1.5 mtr for leader . Just in case I get a decent squid on I can lift it via the leader and not put strain on the leader knot
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Ok thanks for that. I live south of Sydney a bit and there has been no squid around in the Illawarra for about 3 weeks now I have been to harbours rock ledges and in jervis Bay where I have caught squid before and there is just none.
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#6 drift squid

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

ive been trying this new GTR nanodax stuff and its beautiful to tie to braid or nearly all fishing knots, its so supple yet pretty strong stuff but it does mark the line easy with abrasions but wont snap that easy. the squid dont seem to see it, nor the trout or jewfish.

 

ive used the pink egi sunline fluro leader, and works fine on squid, but the trout can see it. (only the pink one, switched to same brand in clear and trout dont see it. dont ask me y?? had a arguement with the guy at the tackle store he claims all flurocarbon leader cant be seen by fish. i know what i saw for 8hrs straight. fish comes up see the leader swims away. repeat 8hrs! changed to clear what do u know caught it!) ive used the pink on other fish salmon,flathead, jewfish dont really have a issue.

 

also the the berkley vanish is very good bang for buck, its cheap n nasty but works very well. $25 from big w / bcf for 250yrds bargin i say!


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:07 PM

Hey guys I just got me some Sunline-V hard 20lb and i'm wondering what length should I use as leader and what knot would work best (one that won't wear out the rings)?


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

20lb line is pretty heavy for squid,,,

 

but i use a bimini twist for the braid http://www.proknot.c...mini_twist.html

 

then i use a yucatan knot to tie leader to braid  http://fishingdestin....com/KNOTS.html

 

but u have to make sure you lube this knot very well before you pull it all together

 

both knots if tyed n trimmed correctly pass through the guides all the time with no trouble.

 

as for length , i only use 80cm to metre of leader, thats it, but i fish .8 braid, 20lb might be to thick and they might see it, so u might have to go longer in the leader... see how you go.


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