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Jaime Chee

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Or if the line breaks . lol

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Would you guys mind posting pics of your combos as well? I'm a very visual kind of guy.

Vincenzo Caccico

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Awesome pic Vincenzo, there's nothing there to stop you going over if you get a bit too ambitious with the drag!

I tryed to fish 16 17 kg drag in Socotra with varivas 170 lb but every time the fish run my ass takes flight  ;D



For me 12 14 kg is enouth! or not?

Vincenzo

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Hi Vincenzo,

I hope you don't mind me asking, why the need for 170lb line fishing 12-14kg of drag? I would have no qualms fishing 80 lb line at that drag setting. For 16-17kg drag I would normally use 130lb, but I think even with 100lb I would not expect the line to burst.

The reason I ask is that I have played with 170lb varivas before, and it is bloody awful to cast! A 7ft 5 rod would not help either!
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Rod: Ocean Revolution WidowMaker PE10 + SW Racepoint 250
Reel: Shimano Stella SW 18000 + 20K MAX Spool + Fisherman Gold Handle and Shimano TwinPower 12000 + No Limits 16K Spool
Line: Jerry Brown - 100lb Hollow and 80lb Hollow
Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 01:39:06 AM by Alex Jordan

Vincenzo Caccico

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Hi Vincenzo,

I hope you don't mind me asking, why the need for 170lb line fishing 12-14kg of drag? I would have no qualms fishing 80 lb line at that drag setting. For 16-17kg drag I would normally use 130lb, but I think even with 100lb I would not expect the line to burst.

The reason I ask is that I have played with 170lb varivas before, and it is bloody awful to cast! A 7ft 5 rod would not help either!

Yes sure!

 I used 170 lb the biggest line i found! because i don't need to cast so far; i was fishing on a Sea montain and wrecks.

But a bigger line give me more security to stop the fish as soon as possible  :D and the line is consumed less.

Vincenzo

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I'd hate to be fishing Vincenzo's spots with Varivas 80lb, any shock loads would mostly end in tears.

Hi Vincenzo,

I hope you don't mind me asking, why the need for 170lb line fishing 12-14kg of drag? I would have no qualms fishing 80 lb line at that drag setting. For 16-17kg drag I would normally use 130lb, but I think even with 100lb I would not expect the line to burst.

The reason I ask is that I have played with 170lb varivas before, and it is bloody awful to cast! A 7ft 5 rod would not help either!

Yes sure!

 I used 170 lb the biggest line i found! because i don't need to cast so far; i was fishing on a Sea montain and wrecks.

But a bigger line give me more security to stop the fish as soon as possible  :D and the line is consumed less.

Vincenzo
Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 10:06:22 AM by Andy Rowe
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Kasey Leong

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Vincenzo,

I think you may be underestimating your drag settings are then my friend.

This is a good thing - not everyone is so humble!  8)
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Depending on whether I'm being lazy at casting


Carpenter Endless Passion EP88/35 with Stella SW 18000 w/ PE8
Jigging Master GT Monster 78 with Stella SW 10000 + Jigging Master 16000 Monster Drag spool w/ PE8
Carpenter Monster Hunter MH79XH with Stella SW18000 w/ PE10

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Favourite outfit:
12" wooden spool
80-100lb Scneider Mono.
4 oz bean sinker
8/0 Octopus hookm
Finger stalls essential !
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Ben Furness

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I have been doing a lot of shopping since my last trip and will be taking the combos below on my next one:

DJ83MH, Stella 10000 w 16000 spool PE8
CV79/40, Stella 10000 w 16000 spool PE8
MH79XH, Stella 18000 PE10
WV83XH RD-X, Stella 18000 w 20000 spool PE12 ( If it's still available on pay day!) as I want to try some no line out, locked drag fishing for a day to see if I can handle it!

I will also bring along the 10000 spools with some PE6 and 3 or 4 spare 16000 spools of PE8 and PE10 for good luck.

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Lots of potential options but the ones I use most often these days would be:

Carpenter MH80H with SW18000 PE8 or Dogfight PE10
Carpenter CV79/40 with SW10000 with 160000 spool PE8
Carpenter EP82/38 with SW10000 with 160000 spool PE8
Carpenter  DJ83MH with SW18000 PE8 or Dogfight PE10
Ripple fisher GT82 with Twinpower 12000 PE8
Carpenter LGM SP80M with SW10000 PE6

And Ben.. locked drag? Stop it!  I know you have arms like industrial levers but you will just damage yourself.

Ben Furness

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I have to try Mark. A 35kg fish should be fine!

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I'd suggest you try a 20kg fish first before thinking of a 35kg  ::)
If it swims; I want to catch it!

Ben Furness

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I'd suggest you try a 20kg fish first before thinking of a 35kg  ::)

You might be on to something there mate! Let's hope the fish know it's my first time and play fair!