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#1 pncyre

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

I just got into squid fishing from a friend. He's gone a few times but I don't think he knows what he is doing.

 

The squid I'll be going for are in WA state. They are just small opalescent or California market squid

 

Right now what I have is some generic pole I bought from Big 5. The length is 6 1/2 ft, line weight is 6-14lbs, and lure weight says 1/8-3/8oz.

I'm not exactly sure what all that means but it seems light enough for squid fishing, right?

 

Before posting, I looked online to see if I could find some basic information about what I could use for line, lures, and bait.

 

I think I want to go with fluorocarbon but am I supposed to replace what came with the reel or should I just use an "FG Knot" to tie the lines together?

Also, why would I choose to tie lines together rather than replacing what's on the spindle?

 

Thanks for your guys' help!

 

(maybe you guys could post pictures of your set ups  :thumbsup2: I'd love to see them!!!)

 

 


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#2 slayer666

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Hi mate first of all I think the rod you are using is a bit to short if you are fishing landbased. You need a longer rod to cast out those jigs far enough say about 8'6". A good starter rod to get would be a Rovex EGi Squid Wrangler Rod made by Jarvis Walker and they are pretty cheap to. As for the reels and line get a 2500 reel loaded with a good quality braid from Japan say about 10-15lb would be good and leader go about 10lb flurocarbon leader. The reason I say get braid is you have more feel and better casting. As for your jigs visit this guy www.worldfishing.com.au he has high quilty jigs for very cheap. I hope this helps and good luck with your squiding adventures
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#3 pncyre

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

I searched for 2500 reels. Not exactly sure what to be looking for though.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

   A  very good reel is the Shimano Stradic C14 in 2500 ,its near perfect .A great entry level squid rod is the ''Salty Evolution Egi Rod''  8ft 4   on sale cheap at Eging 2 perfection on Ebay.I own both and they out perform or match my far more expensive Egi outfits.Good Luck fella


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#5 Chippy

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

Any rod and reel will do to begin with. JUst head out and have some fun, meet some people and ask lots of questions. A 7-8ft rod in the 2-6kg range is fine, some light 8lb braid and a small 200 size reel will have you having a ball. Get lots of jigs, and try them all, shiny, dull, glow, uv etc ewtc


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