Rigging/Braid for Bream

Hi guys,

 

I know theres a few threads on this already but i just wanted a few things cleared up. I've just gone out and bought some new lures so i want to back it up with some new braid. I havent used braid before so i just wanted opinions on which braid and rigging tips.

I was thinking about going 6-8lb braid but wanted to know if i need to use a leader if i get some fluro green braid such as the sunline super pe

Also can anyone recommend a particular lure retriever

 

Thanks

Steve


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+1 for sunline super pe. good

Thu, 2011-12-01 21:09

+1 for sunline super pe. good line for the price!

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I've heard of people using no

Thu, 2011-12-01 21:10

I've heard of people using no leader with braid, but I'd prefer a good 3-6lb flurocarbon leader tied on with a line-to-line knot.  The less snags the lower lb you can go, in leader and main line. 6lb braid should be fine for all but the worst areas.

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 gday mate on my bream combo

Thu, 2011-12-01 21:11

 gday mate on my bream combo i use 6lb braid and find it works great some guys will go to 4lb but i find it to lite as for leader i use a flurocarbon leader 6-8lb u want a lite leader for small beam lures if u start to go to 4lb u may see better results but may also get more bust offs 

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 I personally fish 4lb, it is

Thu, 2011-12-01 21:13

 I personally fish 4lb, it is worth the extra sensitivity

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 4/6lb braid, connected to a

Thu, 2011-12-01 21:15

 4/6lb braid, connected to a good flurocarbon leader, 6-8lb. caught me more fish on lures.

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Thanks for that, think i'll

Thu, 2011-12-01 22:11

Thanks for that, think i'll end up going a 6lb braid with a 6lb leader. I haven't tried chasing them on lures before but have recently bought a tinny so i'm really keen to try.

 

Also what would you recommend for tailor? I grabbed a couple of 10g twisties but i'm thinkin i might just chuck them on the end of some already spooled mono, i am of course assuming that the tailor would be more aggresive and less spooked by the size/type of line.

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small crystal minnows for

Thu, 2011-12-01 22:15

small crystal minnows for tailor. running 6lb leader, youd be very unlucky to be bitten off. 

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 trwisties are a great lure

Thu, 2011-12-01 22:33

 trwisties are a great lure for tailor and if u do get bitten they arent to expensive as leemo sed small minnows bibed lures work vry well bit more pricey if u start to lose them but u should be ok 

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easy - dont lose them. they

Fri, 2011-12-02 08:13

easy - dont lose them. they are 30cm tailor. your very unlucky if you get bitten off!

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Lost 2 ecogear sx40s to

Fri, 2011-12-02 14:07

Lost 2 ecogear sx40s to tailor in one session and am now running scared of the little mongrels. I think the smaller (<5cm) HB lures should be kept away from choppers if they are pricey

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 there are a few around

Fri, 2011-12-02 23:45

 there are a few around bigger than 30cm i have gotten 5 above 40 so there are some larger ones that give u abit of curry but if it is as easy as dont lose them and u wont get bitten of OK

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 i say that, because the only

Sat, 2011-12-03 10:22

 i say that, because the only tailor i have been bitten off by, was a 70cm+ model. even running 6 and 8lb leader, never been bitten off!

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 ok but just because u have

Sat, 2011-12-03 13:23

 ok but just because u have never been bitten of or lost a tailor under 70cm dosent mean that everyone else is as lucky anyways rly lure choice is up to you

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 if you play the fish

Sat, 2011-12-03 13:44

 if you play the fish properly, you signifigantly reduce your chances of being bitten off. obviously sx40s and the like arent the smartest lure for tailor. its mostly to do with lure/bait choice. a small bibbed minnow - 6/8cm is perfect.

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 Sorry guys but I haven't

Fri, 2011-12-02 13:05

 Sorry guys but I haven't used braid before but will the 6lb handle tailor ok? I thought it would be a bit light? I'm happy if it does because it'll save a second set up

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Yeah, river choppers no

Fri, 2011-12-02 13:44

Yeah, river choppers no dramas. They have hardly any pull IMO. Unless your hitting up some huge greenbacks 6lb would be fine, just up the leader a bit

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Anyone have any

Fri, 2011-12-02 21:53

Anyone have any reccomendations on where to grab the braid and leader from? I've also been looking at picking up an sx40, does anyone have them for around $16 like ebay? Happy to pay a lil more if i can get it all at one place

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 The sx40 are round the $20

Sat, 2011-12-03 10:35

 The sx40 are round the $20 mark in most shops from memory, try the site sponsors support local guys, 125yd spool of firelibe 6lb will do the trick for wot u want, try trolling some 8cm xraps or yo-zuri crystal minnows for tailor. 

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 can vouch for the Crystal

Sat, 2011-12-03 11:20

 can vouch for the Crystal Minnows. they catch tailor when nothing else will.

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Ok so went for a bit of a

Sat, 2011-12-03 16:48

Ok so went for a bit of a shop. I tried two different smaller tackle stores only to be quite disapointed that they didnt have anything i was looking for, i then had enough and went to the fishing supermarket. Ended up getting the 8lb sunline super pe, was tossing up between 6 and 8 for quite a while but went heavier to hopefully compensate for lack of finesse while i first start out. I did however get 6lb berkely vanish flurocarbon leader.

And to hopefully save some lures i bought a lure retriever.

All i have to do now is get out there and try my luck

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i wouldnt use sx40's for

Sat, 2011-12-03 18:50

i wouldnt use sx40's for chopperz id save em for bream to expensive 

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Yeah I was looking for

Sat, 2011-12-03 19:08

Yeah I was looking for flatties when I lost mine. The choppers came right through on the edge of the flats and two lures in two casts were chomped.

 

got some 65mm lures to try out for em next time.