What line for 1.5 day trip

zackman

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I am looking at going on a 1.5 day trip. Have 3 to 5 rod and reel setups that I can take. Have 3 two speed Okuma reels 20,30,and 50 all on calstar rods. I need to put line on all of them. What is recommended ?
 
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Steiny64

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I am looking at going on a 1.5 day trip. Have 3 to 5 rod and reel setups that I can take. Have 3 two speed Okuma reels 20,30,and 50 all on calstar rods. I need to put line on all of them. What is recommended ?

You probably only need 2 but if you want to use all 3 I would suggest using the 50 for a heavy (6 foot crimped 300lb mono) flatfall setup. 80lb fluoro sinker rig on the 20 & 100lb fluoro sinker rig on the 30
 

Justin Joy

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20,30,and 50

Out of those I would bring the 20 for flat falls 100lb hollow and 300lb mono crimped leaders.

I would bring 2 lighter set ups something in the lines of a Penn fathom 40 and 25n along those sizes that will cover a range of 20-30 and the other 40-50ish. as you will probably use those more.

too run around a boat all day carrying a 20 I assume a Makira that will take a toll on you. Let alone a 30 or 50.

30 mins and you will want to give up holding those bad boys up for a while.

I have only used My 16 visx for flat falls. That's the biggest I have. next size down is a makira 15t, then each step down from there.

1.5 days I usually take a 20 & 30lb set up 40-50 and 60 then 80-100
 
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poop

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  • Jun 20, 2007
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    leave the 20 at home and fisht the 50 for flatfalls and the sinker rig. save the 80 for flat falls or fish that as a heavy sinker rig setup. for flylining you want a 30-40lb set up. . if you dont already have braid invest in atleast 300 yards per reel as backing . these fish are ranging from 25-150 lbs depending on what school you land on. best of luck to you
     
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    CrazyDonkey

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    I was supposed to go on the Tomahawk tomorrow but it was cancelled, they recommended 40-80lb at a minimum, if you could take up to 100lb it was recommended, that's what the landing told me yesterday.
     
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    Jurel Hunter

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    you will need a 25/30 lb setup, a 40/50 setup, and a 100 setup. leave leaders off 25/30 and 40/50 til you get on board and capt will let you know what's been working. imo the mak 20 would be best choice for the 100 lb setup. take a smaller 2 speed for 40/50, and a single speed for smaller stuff
     
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