Lb fishing

I have got a penn 950 that holds 500m of 20lb mono line and only got 60lb leader and what length of rod and what bait should i use and also what size hooks and really only going for little bronzies and blacktips

btw also ballooning maybe even for some tuna and mackies

 just a little bit of advice of what i should get would be appriecated

cheers fish on

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 have fun with 20lb Tty

Tue, 2013-06-18 13:55

 have fun with 20lb

 

Tty googling baloon rigs or even forum search it...plenty of info only a few clicks away

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Ballooning

Tue, 2013-06-18 14:05

If you're after a reel for ballooning you can buy my tyrnos 30 :) loaded with 50lb

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How much?

Tue, 2013-06-18 14:07

How much?

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$150

Tue, 2013-06-18 14:10

150$ - hasn't been touched - also have the shimano cover for it. (will find the box and papers tonight and flick you some photos if you are keen)

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Sounds goodpm me when you put

Tue, 2013-06-18 15:04

Sounds good

pm me when you put them up

cheers

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penn 950

Tue, 2013-06-18 16:05

hi mate , your penn 950 will be fine for a bit of semi serious ballooning, i would get it spooled with either 50lb braid(full spool or 300m plus backing) or at least  good 30lb mono(20lb is a bit light) you shuold get 350m+ of good 30lb mono , go for a rod around 9-10 foot in length (a bit of length will help you get away from the rocks etc), most small sharks you will hook metro (even small tigers) wiill not take more than 100-150m of line during a fight and often much less, so if you balloon out 100-150m you will still have 200-250m left on the reel . i would give your current reel a go before forking out for an overhead combo that you may not be familiar with, ive got a few penns (750-950) and they are fine for most things .

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hooks and bait

Tue, 2013-06-18 16:08

id go for at least 80-100lb mono leader of 2-3m and around 1m of 100-150lb wire at the end and either single 8/0 or snelled 8/.0's good baits are either live herring or tailor/snook or from the shop try half or whole mullet or blue mackeral.  cheers

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thank you

Tue, 2013-06-18 16:14

Thanks

i reallly appreciate your feedback :)

this info will help alot

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I agree with everything Ryan

Wed, 2013-06-19 06:30

I agree with everything Ryan C has written. A 950 spinfisher is a pretty serious reel & can stand up to the punishment dished out by a serious fish. I've landed heaps of sharks up to 2.8m on one of mine & it has coped with them easily. They have a pretty good drag system & will hold 500-600m of 50lb braid depending which braid you choose, more than enough to cope with most things you will encounter. Honestly a 950 is more than you need to deal with bronzies & black tips. I'm sorry if it kills your sale EKUL but I reckon at 13yrs old there's no need to spend the money on a big overhead that is just overkill unless your tageting monsters.

I also use a similar rig to Ryan C for sharks, 2m 100lb mono leader, 2m of 200lb wire & snelled 10/0 gamakatsu circles. Quality ball bearing swivels of suitable size for the connection between braid to mono & mono to wire, don't use cheap swivels, you will regret it.

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Keen

Wed, 2013-06-19 08:08

I had no idea you were 13 FISH-ON, you are one keen marine - it's all good CityFlicker, wasn't really a need to sell was just tryna help a bloke out.

 

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 20lb ballooning mainline.

Wed, 2013-06-19 09:48

 20lb ballooning mainline. wow! goodluck! 

smash some 50lb on that penn. hard as stone most penns are

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Penn

Wed, 2013-06-19 21:17

Love my Penn SSM .Cannot beat it on the beach

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Tyrnos

Thu, 2013-06-20 22:56

 Hello EKUL, are you still selling yr reel?