line busters

 after our last 2 trip out and getting busted off big time by what we guess as big dhuies (6 times ) knowing the area . using 60lb line which has never let us down seems to be a bit under guned with these bigguns . 

What poundage line do others use for the monsters from the deep. 

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 150lb is normal Russ and 120

Tue, 2018-12-25 21:40

 150lb is normal Russ and 120 if they are being touchy

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I fish much lighter

Tue, 2018-12-25 22:42

Only 30lb rainbow braid with 60lb leader........I find if you use soft hands and are patient you don’t get bricked very often. Just my view, it is fishing not skull dragging! 

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Wed, 2018-12-26 08:12

Yep, I’m the same.  

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If bait fishing

Tue, 2018-12-25 22:47

And chasing dhuies, normally 80-100lb.

If jigging, I never really use anything more than 50lb in the metro area  

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 120 to 150 leeder and 50 pnd

Wed, 2018-12-26 08:50

 120 to 150 leeder and 50 pnd braid.Also use tri crane swivels rated as high as i can find, not so much for breaking strain but seem to twist more easily than a smaller grade, so when yr fishing deep yr rig don't come up wrapped round itself a million times.

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Wed, 2018-12-26 12:14

 30lb briad with 80lb leader never had an issue even in 150 to 200 metres

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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100 lb whiplash

Wed, 2018-12-26 12:33

150 lb dropper.130 lb leaders. I've always fished light gear:).

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 cheers guys. got myself some

Wed, 2018-12-26 15:44

 cheers guys. got myself some 80lb to go on the end of my 50lb braid. hopefully we can hold them next time.

 

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 PE2 and 40 lb leader

Wed, 2018-12-26 20:27

 PE2 and 40 lb leader jigging,but got bricked by a big Dhu Christmas morning on a sneaky fish before I picked up the kids at Rotto off the Ferry.....could have done with PE3 and 60 lb, which should catch anything metro. 

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