What type of line do you pull your lures with?

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


Preference of line type for trolling for billfish?

  1. Mono

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

    35 vote(s)
  3. Fluoro

    10 vote(s)
  4. Other

    6 vote(s)
  1. Capt. G

    Spectra/braid? Mono? Fluoro? Other?
  2. ConSeaMate

    Mono.....I don't know any better................
  3. gecsr1

    Oh Boy........................:rofl:
  4. kawakawa

    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

    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

    Momoi Mono and Jankai Leaders
  7. mozza

    Moi moi mono for mainline and leaders. JB hollow and cortland dacron with a moimoi topshot on my 80's
  8. Capt. G

    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

    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
  10. Capt. G

    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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