Re: Long cast reels


I would not feel confidence fishing lighter then 20lb line of many of the east coast beaches I fish. Firstly for the added abrasion resistance and secondarily it makes landing the large sharks slightly quicker which is kinder on the fish.

For fishing the sounds it might be possible to drop down a bit but you still have to contend with rock oysters and other obstacles, at times it is essential to apply a lot of drag to prevent a eagle ray from wrapping the line around a known obstacle.

The slight increase in distance from thinner line is not worth the other downsides imo.