jerry brown 100lb hollow spectra

hey guys im in the process of buying a new stella 20000sw and will be using it for heavy jigging and popping, im thinking about spooling it up with jerry brown 1oolb hollow core spectra and was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this braid or thoughts about the hollow core wether or not it will still be ok for jigging and casting. the diameter specs ive found for it are .43mm so will roughly get about 450m on the reel and i can get it in a 600yard spool and it is quite cheap, so any thoughts about this braid? yay or nay?

Cheers Wade

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Umm why? Just curious

Tue, 2011-11-01 21:41

Umm why? Just curious but:

1) How much drag do you think you can actually handle?

2) What rod?

3) What target?

4) Do you like running heaps heavier jigs than other people because your line drag prevents you from getting to the bottom?

5) Why don't you run the 60lb, it breaks at over 100lb.

Paulus doesn't sell that braid, and quotes much higher figure for the crossectional area.

I occasionally think that the hollow braid and the 100% splices have some application for deep sea jigging and electrics, or maybe really nuts-heavy poppering, but not the 100lb and certainly not in Perth.


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i will more than likely go

Tue, 2011-11-01 21:59

i will more than likely go with the saltiga hyper 8 pe6 92lb braid as i have the pe4 on my saltiga 4500 and its very nice to use but only comes in the 300m spool, so was just a little worried about the connection between the backing and topshot if i ever do any super deep drop fishing. what would u reccomend for backing as i want to get as much line on as possible, would 65lb be enough if i ever got down to the backing.

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We use the Daiwa Saltiga Boat

Wed, 2011-11-02 06:46

We use the Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid PE5/70lb (Paulus says over 80lb BS) for deep drop, and with good knots (FG or GT), its enough for deep drop.

That said, I don't think I'd use a joined solid braid for deep drop.


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Jigging braid

Wed, 2011-11-02 07:26



Hi Guys

That 100lb hollow braid is nice at 12 strands and that particular line is 0.533mm diameter for 112lb bs.

Compare that to Tasline 6st 0.468mm for 97lb bs. Go through the listings and have a look at the bs and diameters then compare prices.

For down the hole (jigging and deepwater) a solid braid is faster, more so if its even thinner. Less strands and a slightly stiffer line is also better if you need to cast with it.

A stitched join is 100%, as is a pullon topshot. 

Paulus Just Fishing

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I did see your stitched solid

Wed, 2011-11-02 07:40

I did see your stitched solid braid join and it does have some applications. I don't think I'd want to try it on a boat though!