- 01/02/2008 at 5:02 am #10129
Tripping the bail arm on surf reels manually is the best way to go. most of the high end reels don’t have auto trips01/02/2008 at 5:23 am #10130
and so i believe if it even better to do it manually if you are using braid which i have on my reel no that high class a okuma eclipz ec-90 and i find its great to cast with braid it is so good with strength of 50lb but thickness of 12lb01/02/2008 at 10:07 am #10144
Yup that braid is good shit allright, and you will get wind knots in it if you don’t close that bail arm manually.01/02/2008 at 10:12 am #10146
good old powerpro i got the high vis yellow. what exactly are wind knots?? ive heard u mentionthem but not sure01/02/2008 at 10:15 am #10148
basically where loose braid ties itself into a knot when casting.
I’ve been using powerpro for a while in the moss green colour. Have also recently been trying suffix performance braid and its even better than powerpro. Next time I think I’ll try the 20lb and use the 50lb as a shock leader.01/02/2008 at 10:20 am #10151
the 20lb sufix??? or powerpro that would be like the thickness of 6lb line then01/02/2008 at 10:23 am #10152
the suffix. It is slightly thinner than the powerpro so would be closer to 5lb, reckon the extra casting distance and lack of line drag would be excellent.
I’ve just sent off a bit of an article concerning superlines to yellowfin so you may see it up on the site soon.01/02/2008 at 10:24 am #10153
oh sweet how long do you think it would be before you need to replace your braid? eg mono id replace fairly often01/02/2008 at 10:26 am #10155
i found at kaikoura with my eclipz with 50lb braid and 12ft beastmaster rod with a slight tail wind i seemed to cast a faierly good distance for me whos only like 5’5 with a slightly aggrestive lob cast rather than a full cast and was getting lik 70ish metres with a 3 oz sinker01/02/2008 at 10:28 am #10156
Time wil tell, but I’ve had powerpro on for a year and its still going strong, I know that by now I’d have gone through at least one change of mono.
With an off the ground cast I’ve been able to clear 150yds of powerpro using 5 oz sinker and clip down pulley rig.01/02/2008 at 10:30 am #10158
shit thats a good cast but wouldnt you think you castingover the fish in that case? i usually try to fish my feet first and then work out from there. havnt really tried to rip into a cast yet gotta get the hang of the whole loading my rod thing really.01/02/2008 at 10:34 am #10161
I usually fish 2 rods one short cast one long cast, have got most of my rig and elephants on longer casts that get you out past the edge of the dirty water line.01/02/2008 at 10:35 am #10163
guess thatdepends on how far out that line is though01/02/2008 at 10:37 am #10166
yup true, but its bloody handy to be able to get it out there in marginal water conditions01/02/2008 at 10:05 pm #10168MiliwolfParticipant
I have found Suffix Performance braid to be rather expensive, more then double the price per m then fireline…. maybe even 3x. Going to try it out on my small Shimano Biomaster 2500 when my fireline wears out. I have found fireline does not like rough conditions at all. Would not be tempted to use it surfcasting again.
Even my 25lb mono needed reversing after around 8 trips into the surf.
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