80lb .48mm dia - PE 8 , max topshot size and needle size

Mr Mysto

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Jul 20, 2019
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Chris
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Hi Guys

I just bought an Avet HXW and have it spooled with 80lb PE 8 .48mm dia Tasline Elite Braid, I am just after some advice, is it possible to topshot it with 60 or 65lb mono (120 yards), and if so which needle size would be best to use.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Chris
 

migelito

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May 12, 2010
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Mike
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I would use the small loop needle. This will open up the weave so the mono goes into the spectra easily, as long as you buff any rough edges off the end of your mono. A short piece of 27# wire doubled over will do the trick also. I just use the loop needle since I already have it
 

maurice escobedo

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Oct 25, 2016
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I found soaking 3 feet or so of the hollow in Luke warm water made it easier to open up the braid. Then I ran a larger needle, maybe one size larger than the one to carry the mono, up the 3 feet, then sent the next needle carrying the mono/fluro.
That worked for me and boy was I struggling. Now it’s rather simple.