spooling up stella 20000

Hi, I have a few questions if anyone can point me in the right direction,i live in the pilbara so don't really have acess to tackle shops that have anything to do with jigging, i have a Stella 20000SW that i want to get ready for next sambo season, i was wondering what braid would be recommended and if i could buy and spool myself or if i should get it spooled up at a tackle shop next time i am in perth also when is the best time to plan a trip (fish numbers and weather wise)


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I

Sun, 2011-01-16 17:12

had 80lb braid. Will you be coming down to chase these stupid fish?

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Yeah mate, was thinking 80lb

Sun, 2011-01-16 17:17

Yeah mate, was thinking 80lb as i am planning to go on some charter boats

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I

Sun, 2011-01-16 17:43

did this Sambo chasing/jigging for about 4 times. Then I realised I was busting my sexy body up on fish that isn't really edible OR off poor quality! I ticked this PB fish off my list at 43kg.

I recently sold my Stella 20k FA for $600 on ebay as it wasn't getting used!

80lb is good and you can go hard on it too.

I had a cheap rod, it was a Silstar Crystal Blue heavy spin and have still got one if you want it for free! I upgraded the end tip as it broke twice(guide only).

Your welcome to it! Pulled many a fish. PM me if ya keen mate.

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Cheers for the offer Max,

Sun, 2011-01-16 19:34

Cheers for the offer Max, looking into something from the jigging master stable (Powerspell 400 or something similar), gee wish i had seen your stella on ebay, BARGAIN!!, I am interested in the sambos as we dont get them up here, who knows, i might not like fishing for them but i would rather travelling within the state chasing fish to pull my arms out of the sockets than to fly to far flung places around the world (for the time being) but theres nothing wrong with that, do you think that i could get away with spooling my reel myself or should i leave it up to a tackle shop?

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Certainly a job you can do

Sun, 2011-01-16 19:38

Certainly a job you can do yourself Yewie. Happy to give you a hand if your really not confident.

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yeah just wondering if it

Sun, 2011-01-16 19:41

yeah just wondering if it needs to be packed on really really tight?, never spooled up a reel for this type of jigging or drag pressures

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You want it pretty tight.

Sun, 2011-01-16 19:46

You want it pretty tight.

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ok, cheers, any

Sun, 2011-01-16 19:48

ok, cheers, any recomendations on braid?, have seen some 80lb fins prt on ebay at a good price 

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Yewie i don't want to sound

Sun, 2011-01-16 20:37

Yewie i don't want to sound elitist or anything, but you have the top gun in reels there, so compliment it with a similar braid mate.

Squeeze the best part of 600mtrs of Varivas Big One PE6, 85lb.

Obviously ebay for best price

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will look into it "Man

Sun, 2011-01-16 20:43

will look into it "Man Overboard",cheers, to be honest i havent even heard of that type of braid, all the local tackle shops sell up here is your everyday braids fireline platypus superbraid ect.

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Geez i'm hopeless, pm Till

Sun, 2011-01-16 20:54

Geez i'm hopeless, pm Till for some Saltiga Boat Braid. He is selling bulk at the moment cheaper than what you can purchase here.

 

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/fs-daiwa-saltiga-boat-braid-colour-metered-pe340lb-pe455lb-pe680lb-8ply-made-japan

 

Much better option for value for money, and good service

And he will spool it up with ya

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yeah, he already sent me a

Sun, 2011-01-16 21:02

yeah, he already sent me a pm, only problem with that is i dont live in Perth, might keep that in mind and give Till a buzz next time i come down

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stella 20k

Mon, 2011-01-17 13:53

i recently upgraded to the 20000 sw (as my 20k FA) Is now off the back of rotto somewhere and i filled it with the same line as the old one 65lb tuf line i got nearly the whole 600yds on , its well priced and easy to use and damn hard to break with a good connection.  cheers

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im with ryan C

Mon, 2011-01-17 13:59

For a well priced line i also rate tufline, has never faulted me and cheap off ebay. If you are in perth though, you could ask till ... also very well priced.

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tuf line

Mon, 2011-01-17 14:03

i have only ever really used the 65lb tuf line and for lighter stuff i have the saltiga surf braid on my small stellas but after losing some off my 4k i spooled it up with20lb tuf line (nearly 300yds) and so far im very happy with it . cheers

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Cheers guys, will look into

Mon, 2011-01-17 17:23

Cheers guys, will look into the tuf line