my new gear

my new gear

i decided to buy some new bream gear after the comp due to my penn combo not machin the rest of you guys stuff, so i bought a daiwa regal 2500Xi reel spooled with 6lb sufix super thin fluro braid, matched to a penn pinpoint tournament 7' 3-6kg full graf rod.

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yeah how much did the regal

Sun, 2007-08-26 19:35

yeah how much did the regal set ya back?

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Sun, 2007-08-26 20:25

Nice combo you got. Your old mans got no chance now.

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Sun, 2007-08-26 20:29

Them pinpoints are good rods , been looking at one myself, I got a dropshot for my young bloke to put his 1500 Ultegra on .

Gettin' ready for the murry cod season , hope to tangle with one of the big 8 kilo Yella bellies this time as well so I need a good soft plastic rod .



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Nice combo there mate should

Mon, 2007-08-27 07:47

Nice combo there mate should help catch plenty of fish

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Yeah no worries for the

Mon, 2007-08-27 11:46

Yeah no worries for the advise mate!lol. hehehehe Gotone woodvale are on fire with prices latley hey!!!!!!!! :)

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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omg your bed is made, lol,

Mon, 2007-08-27 17:48

omg your bed is made, lol, nice combo tell me how your braid goes thinking about spooling some og me bream combos with braid but still contemplating it

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cheers guys

Mon, 2007-08-27 18:57

cheers guys for all the positve feedback rickets the regal set me back 85 i think gettin old i forget lol +braid and yeh thanks to spess for getting me the rod $50 cheaper than wat i was gunna pay rofl!!  
Fishyink i made my bed for the photo lolz and do u run mono on your bream gear if so i would recommed using braid personaly.

tight linezzzzzzzz.....  
cheers andyrew

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yeah im currently using mono

Mon, 2007-08-27 20:28

yeah im currently using mono on my breamind rods, 4pnd mono but from what i hear the equivilent in braid breaks pretty easy, i also use my bream combo on taylor in the summer caught some monsters to. i havnt really hit the soft plastic era yet so havnt made the switch to braid, me deap sea combos and salmon combo i have loaded em with braid

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that really depends on the

Mon, 2007-08-27 20:54

that really depends on the braid but when you're talking most good braids now.. you're talking micro dyneema strands... = mega strong...

afterall, its all personal preference... but I prefer braid, especially when breaming for 2 reasons, it doesnt stretch, which means less chance of the fish busting me off on a snag and also because braid is much more sensitive, you can feel everything far better than with mono. Also, braid is almost twice as thin as mono... eg 4lb fireline has a diameter of 1.3mm vs mono which is usually around 2.1-2.3mm

this means more line can be used on the spool and in this case, 2.3mm braid is usually between 12-15lbs which means, for that diameter, its breaking strain is almost 3x more than mono!

Also, braid doesnt have the same memory as mono, which means, it can be used far more and when under tension, will not bend out of shape...

But yeah, each to your own :)