big game outfit

hey guys after seeing some crazy things within the last few years out around rotto and out wide i have decided to get a pretty big game outfit for all the larger sharks very big rays and big tuna big kingies and marlin already got the reel it is a titus 50 wide okuma holds 710 yards of 50lb mono but i cant decided wheather im better of going braid or mono i know i will fit alot more braid but i havnt ever used anything this big before so just want some advice before i fit it to a rod and spool it up. I also havnt got the rod for it im just wondering if i should go a 24kg stand up fully rollered or just a roller tip or no roller at all any input would be greatly appreciated


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me!

Mon, 2008-05-19 19:51

Cheers Luke, with sharks/marlins/big pelagics you can have a combination of agressive head shakes / blistering runs and deep lunges so i'd be sticking with a quality IGFA mono that has pressure stretch and good abbrassion resistence like Berkley Biggame mono.

I would be running a wind-on leader of approx 300lb and a rod with a roller tip does nothing as the pressure put on a rod is from the second guide down so go either ring tip or fully rollered. Full rollered rods are good and that's what i use for marlin & sails etc but you need to keep up the maintenance of the rollers....if you do that you'll be fine but you pay more for such quality AFTCO rollers also that are put on rods....the only rollers to go for!

The only other thing you'll need is a full on BlackMagic Equalizer Harness system, put heaps of pressure on the fish and takes it off you!

 

Alll the best!

 

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yeah definately go mono, i

Mon, 2008-05-19 19:57

yeah definately go mono, i have 4 game outfits all with mono and all fully rollered rods, sabres and calstar's, spend as much as you can afford get quality and they will last you for years and many many fish

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what you said though luke is

Mon, 2008-05-19 20:01

what you said though luke is what alot of guys do if they want to multi purpose an outfit, i myself just like the idea of having trolling gear avaiable on the boat just for that reason

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hehehe

Mon, 2008-05-19 20:04

hehehe........yeh this has been my game for nearly 15 years Luke re in this fishing trade......dont know much else so i'm staying ....Laughing

 

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cheers

Mon, 2008-05-19 20:11

thanks for all the input. So fully rollered rod with 50lb mono and 300lb wind on leader?

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yep!

Mon, 2008-05-19 20:21

Yep, go hard or go home eh.....:)

 

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seems like gone are the days

Mon, 2008-05-19 20:22

seems like gone are the days of the good ol double, personally i still use it instead of a wind on leader, easy to do once you master the plait knot though

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used to be!

Mon, 2008-05-19 20:30

Yes i used to be a long plaitted double man many years ago with a swivel & clip to my very long mono leader. Now after doing more game tournaments i've moved over to the wind-ons but still with a short plaitted double in my mono.

I must admit the ease of the wind-on especialy for the trace man and the extra boat abrassion/damage resistence makes it a winner!

 

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Thanks luke for the

Mon, 2008-05-19 21:57

Thanks luke for the reccomendation .

Ive got a moto ,fishing with a sinker equals braid and lure / trolling definatly igfa mono , sharks are definatley mono material and as ryan says fish that have a lot of headshakes dives ect arent much fun even with a good wind on leader back onto braid  unless your hell bent and enjoy feeling everything back into your shoulder blades . Im using a Shimano 50tld at the moment running 1000 metres of 30ld mono backing topped with 1200 metres  of 80lb braid and a three metre 150lb wind on leader mounted on a new 37kg assasin rod which is non rollered .Also using a good quality rod makes the difference and dont skimp on rollers if you are going to use them , i personally dont like the roller tips due to losing a few fish when the tag bounces off the outriggers and catches on the tip also i have lost a fish when the tip roller got to hot . Live fibre have a few nice rods so pop down and see honsu or ryan