What type of line do you pull your lures with?

Discussion in 'Strictly Billfish' started by Capt. G, Oct 4, 2010.

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Preference of line type for trolling for billfish?

  1. Mono

    87 vote(s)
    63.0%
  2. Spectra/Braid/PE

    35 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Fluoro

    10 vote(s)
    7.2%
  4. Other

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. Capt. G
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    Spectra/braid? Mono? Fluoro? Other?
  2. ConSeaMate
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    Mono.....I don't know any better................
  3. gecsr1
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    Oh Boy........................:rofl:
  4. kawakawa
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    20 or 30lb IGFA-rated "fat" Dacron for Tuna Club events.

    16lb IGFA-rated yellow Momoi for light line events.

    30lb Momoi Diamond in yellow for everyday use in mixed company.
  5. marlinmike
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    main line sp/brd/pe w/top shot of mono (nada mucho) and fluoro on the leader.
    the fluoro has a better abrasion resistance thats how i let it fly.....hope it helps with the confusion.
  6. BuonaForTuna
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    Momoi Mono and Jankai Leaders
  7. mozza
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    Moi moi mono for mainline and leaders. JB hollow and cortland dacron with a moimoi topshot on my 80's
  8. Capt. G
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    Some good, well rounded replies (except for Frank's[​IMG]).

    I hate the polls that start out with "what is th BEST"...

    There is more than one way to skin a seal, and it is hard to argue with a captain that consistently catches billfish, regardless of his gear/rigging.
  9. marlinmike
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    i also think what type of fishing you are doing....fun, tourny, record....it all has different ways it would be put together.....i know for me all are VERY different but i do like the micro-dyneema stuff........in the old days between fishermen and tennis players lots and lots of cats lost all 9 of them so it's nice to have some room to breathe now a days.
    thank you 'O' 'G' san for bringing up such a good subject to chat about.....these days some of us must have some wild ways of dangling a piece of plastic in front of a member of the istiophoridae family. ok
    fudge
  10. Capt. G
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    Wild ways, 'fo sure.
    I rigged a 5.5 Zuker to a 45ft. Greenstick, with 45 feet of line and a sophisticated release clip ( one of the thick rubber bands that I keep on my wrist for attaching lines to outriggers)--and it was skipping along nicely at 7.5 knots, until a pissed off blue marlin tried to kill it. It broke the rubber band, and by the time the line came taught, the fish was on...for ten minutes or so.
    I have not been able to duplicate that since, but it is not for lack of trying...

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