Alveys for slide baiting

 Hey guys

Been keen to try slidebaiting for a while now, but was unsuccessful with my gosa 25k with 80lb braid

Looking at getting a new setup to run mono on specifically for slidebaiting, and was thinking of a surf alvey and suitable rod

What are peoples opinions/experiences with alveys gor slidebaiting

The target fish would be mulloway and sharks

Thanks, sharkhunter1


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Slidebaiting

Mon, 2017-10-16 08:55

Good day mate. The boys at Oceanside do a lot of slidebaiting with spin and overhead as awell as Alvey reels . You are welcome to come in and have a chat and get some tips and gear as we do stock all the gear you will need to slidebait. We are open 7 days a week .

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 How were u unsuccessful with

Mon, 2017-10-16 19:54

 How were u unsuccessful with the gosa? We use one and its alright but the overheads are definately easier. We found the line twist of the spinner can be a pain. Never tried an alvey but cant see it being much different. U could get a lot of line on an alvey. Are u running a mono topshot? Were running about 300-400m of 50lb braid with about 150m of 30lb mono topshot on the gosa.

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 Dont have any mono topshot

Mon, 2017-10-16 21:13

 Dont have any mono topshot on gosa, and not willing to take off braid to put some on

Hence why im looking at getting an alvey with 100% mono

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 Do it properly when you're

Mon, 2017-10-16 22:04

 Do it properly when you're learning and get an overhead, doesn't have to be an expensive setup.

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Do you have any

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:14

Do you have any recomendations for an overhead thats castable and big enough for mulloway / sharks

Thanks

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 I started off with a fin nor

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:24

 I started off with a fin nor lethal 30h, an absolute tank of a reel.

Since then I've had toriums (old models, got rid of all of them), saltists, and various Penns. The lethal is IMO the strongest and most durable of all of them but no where near as refined and nice to use.

Have a look at the lethals, Penn squalls, new Torium, and saltists. (If you can find a saltist bg50 get it, wicked reels)

 

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 OkThanksDo you run all mono

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:48

 Ok

Thanks

Do you run all mono or just a topshot

And would you use a surf rod with that

Thanks

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 And would an alvey be

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:57

 And would an alvey be unsuitable or ok

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Braid backing and 150-300m of

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:44

Braid backing and 150-300m of mono topshot. The braid is needed for when you hook a good fish.

An alvey will work but trust me you want to make it as easy on yourself as possible when you're learning to slide and an alvey isn't doing that

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 Was only trying to avoid

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:26

 Was only trying to avoid overheads as ive never used them, and so wary of birdnests

Also, what size reel, and what pound line

And is a surf rod or short rod better

Sorry for all the questions, just dont want to waste money on wrong gear

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 Crank up the cast control,

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:48

 Crank up the cast control, spend a few hours casting at the local park and you'll be right.

Realistically you can use almost any size castable overhead but the larger sizes will come in handy if you hook something big. Shimano  and fin nor size 30, daiwa size 50 reels are what most people use to slide as you can fit 500m or so of 50lb braid and enough top shot.

Mono topshot in the 40-50lb or 0.50-0.60mm range is most commonly used. High abrasion resistance helps

Surf rod is definitely the go. Ideally you want a crisp, fast action rod with a whippy tip to get the right shaking action to help the slide go down faster. A floppy glass rod will do but will require a lot more effort whereas a rod too stiff could pull out the grapnel.

 

 

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alvey

Tue, 2017-10-17 16:41

 thought they were still producing the alvey reel?  Also read they were closing down so not sure if they are or are not

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Tue, 2017-10-24 15:24

 I used an Alvey 651C5 with 50lb nylon for slide baiting off Cape Naturaliste, 11ft 7 wrap rod, worked well.

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