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   Old Thread  #53 15 Nov 2019 at 1.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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100% agree with the below.

When going for the distances with no shock leader its a mixture of bits that all add up to get where you want to be, another part is lead size,1/2 oz here and there made a massive difference, my set up needed a bigger lead and less speed to avoid anything going wrong.


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   Old Thread  #52 15 Nov 2019 at 9.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All down to the rod for me

Your either pushing the line to the absolute limit and risk crack offs or you use a shockleader

Mono straight through you will need a blank with a good though action to absorb the shock of the cast. Shockleader you could use most rods

I have used quite a few rods over the years and I would say once your getting to around a ďrealĒ 120 - 130 yds rod pending your coming close to a crack off without a leader. Key point the rod
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   Old Thread  #51 15 Nov 2019 at 8.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Esp synchro in 15lb casts very well. (Dont get the loaded version)Excellent abrasion resistance , my syndicate lake is very weedy and it copes well. Tackle box tests breaks at 21lb..
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   Old Thread  #50 12 Nov 2019 at 6.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I don't know if you can still get it but a car interior product call Amourall Protectant works great on mono lines, I use it to clean my rods gives a great smooth finish and tried it by spraying on the reel spools the night before fishing big inprovement in casting distance.
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   Old Thread  #49 11 Nov 2019 at 12.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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kryston greased lightning certainly adds distance but I have recently been using gardners flouro treatment with casting lines and does just a good a job, maybe better as find kryston can make line a bit more difficult to sink depending on depth of course
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   Old Thread  #48 11 Nov 2019 at 1.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would be using a tapered line if you can get one as it's about eliminating the stretch of the lane on the cast, I would also be putting a 3oz lead in a small pva bag to put the wt you are casting up to about 4oz-4.5oz that will help compress the rod and get the best out of it.
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   Old Thread  #47 7 Nov 2019 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seriously mate. Couple of guys got caught out by 0.02 mm and had to reel in lol! Unreal.

@Goochy, where did it happen to you mate? Across the road on H?
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   Old Thread  #46 7 Nov 2019 at 1.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I got the micrometer done too
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   Old Thread  #45 7 Nov 2019 at 11.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Rang Them up this morning after deciding against pro clear as Iím on a weedy Lake. Gone to pro distance instead.

Sent it there and then free of charge and Iíll return the pro clear once it arrives. Fantastic service once again.

He advised distance is better in weed than pro clear.
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   Old Thread  #44 6 Nov 2019 at 10.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had to stop using it after two cut offs in weed just from retrieving the lead and rig, i changed the spools over to the original esp line and didn't suffer another cut off
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   Old Thread  #43 6 Nov 2019 at 3.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I found it much more abrasion resistant than I was expecting, no problems at all in weed.
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   Old Thread  #42 5 Nov 2019 at 11.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
how about fishing 0.35 braid? Powerpro casts very well and itís rated at 50lb and is certainly good for 30lb plus. That would be my choice for distance if braids allowed.
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   Old Thread  #41 5 Nov 2019 at 11.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I didn't think the 16lb pro clear was very abrasion resistant
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   Old Thread  #40 5 Nov 2019 at 10.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Correct
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   Old Thread  #39 5 Nov 2019 at 10.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm assuming the 0.35mm was a minimum requirement, so about 15lb bs or above. If you are hitting a 3.5oz lead with bait and end tackle hard enough to get 150 yards you are way outside safety limits for any 0.35mm mono.
Safe way to do it is with a tapered mainline treated with kryston greased lightning.
Trying to cast that far without a shockleaders means crackoffs if there is the slightest glitch.
Safe casting.
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   Old Thread  #38 5 Nov 2019 at 8.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Meant to be good for abrasion is 16lb. Iím on a weedy lake but no real snags
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   Old Thread  #37 5 Nov 2019 at 8.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Kryston greased lightning
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   Old Thread  #36 5 Nov 2019 at 8.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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wonderful casting line, peels off like silk especially with that Kryston oily stuff that i canít remember the name of applied. my Technium line is like pike wire by comparison.

Not for snaggy waters or heavy weed though.
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   Old Thread  #35 5 Nov 2019 at 8.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iím going to try the pro clear. Pro distance is brilliant so be nice to try the clear also
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   Old Thread  #34 5 Nov 2019 at 8.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i hope he could produce a calibration certificate for it
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   Old Thread  #33 5 Nov 2019 at 8.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Really?? Jesus!! Did you ask him if he had ever kissed a girl? 😂😂
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   Old Thread  #32 5 Nov 2019 at 8.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No way, your jesting yeah?.
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   Old Thread  #31 5 Nov 2019 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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On my last syndi the guy did exactly that!
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   Old Thread  #30 5 Nov 2019 at 7.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought it was crap
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   Old Thread  #29 5 Nov 2019 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was just thing that too
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   Old Thread  #28 5 Nov 2019 at 6.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yes was gonna say, will they really no if not ?.
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   Old Thread  #27 5 Nov 2019 at 5.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Berkley CM90 in 12lb is close enough if you squint.
Very good line.
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   Old Thread  #26 5 Nov 2019 at 4.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does the bailiff come round with a micrometer?
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   Old Thread  #25 5 Nov 2019 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all,

Yes regardless of BS the line must be .35. No shock leaders allowed. Can have tapered but pointless when only using a 3.5oz lead.
GR80+ is 12lb but stated as .35 anyone tried that?
Used 16lb exocet before, to fragile for my liking.
Interesting about the pro clear and kryston stuff will look into that thanks
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   Old Thread  #24 5 Nov 2019 at 3.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well, it's just down to line maintenance and a conditioner.
Kryston do one called greased lightning.

https://www.kryston.com/products/greased-lightning/

And I'd recommend using this to put the line on the reel in the best way possible.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Spooling-Station-Fishing-Line-Winder-Reel-Line-Spooler-Winding-System/193082126736?hash=item2cf4977190:g:-ZYAAOSwRSddbgyV

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EIlMd6f1qGA


Sorted.

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   Old Thread  #23 5 Nov 2019 at 1.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, and his title says "rules must be met" , one of which is it must be. 35...
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   Old Thread  #22 5 Nov 2019 at 1.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was looking at line with similar bs but thinner to get a longer cast, going from one 0.35 line to another 0.35 line doesn't really make a lot of sense unless he was after stronger line than the one he was using.

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   Old Thread  #21 5 Nov 2019 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, and then you mentioned 12lb,. 29 diameter??
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   Old Thread  #20 5 Nov 2019 at 1.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was surprised at that diameter of the 15lb gthd i still have some on set of spools and just checked mine with calibrated micrometer and i get 0.34mm which does allow for different batches, but when tested breaking strain i got around 17lb


A few years ago i when pro distance first came out i tested it in 12lb 0.35mm dia against 16lb pro clear imo the pro distance was slightly stronger and for me cast marginally further all casts measured over land and with just lead on a 3 1/4 rod all in the 140's upto around 147.

the op is probably a better caster than me and may well hit 150 with the 12pro distance or 16lb pro clear
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   Old Thread  #19 5 Nov 2019 at 1.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Might be worth giving that Kryston Greased Lightning stuff a pop?
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   Old Thread  #18 5 Nov 2019 at 12.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Gthd while stated as 0.35 is already thinner at 0.33.

Changing to a different line of same diameter will have limited effect on distance, unless it does enable full use of those powerful rods.
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   Old Thread  #17 5 Nov 2019 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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His original post says must be. 35 or above...
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   Old Thread  #16 5 Nov 2019 at 12.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The gthd according to tacklebox tests is 0.33 and breaks at 14.3lb and the 16lb pro clear is 0.34 and breaks at 19.75lb. So swapping the pro clear will be a stronger line but it'll be thicker and this may reduce casting distance.

If your happy with the breaking strain of the gthd then you could use pro clear 12lb which breaks at 14.5lb and is 0.29 which would defo improve distance but then if you could use the extra strength of the 16lb pro clear and make better use of your rods then pro clear 16lb would be better. It depends on whether your holding back on casts due to crack off's, they are powerful rods.


10lb brown sensor breaks at 14.6lb and is 0.30, you could test a rod with this line at low cost to see if the thinner line helps.
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   Old Thread  #15 5 Nov 2019 at 10.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I see there is some available now, it had been unavailable for about 5 years

So just bought some of that I don't need as well, guarantee it will be out of stock when I do need it though
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Yeah I had brilliant service from them too
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   Old Thread  #13 5 Nov 2019 at 9.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Loads on eBay also on there page. Phoned before and heís even posted free
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   Old Thread  #12 5 Nov 2019 at 9.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah exactly that,if you go on the Birmingham angling centre Facebook it shows all the products there
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   Old Thread  #11 5 Nov 2019 at 9.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think Braders means all GLT lines. I've ordered via phone to BAC and got the normal Proclear a few times when everyone else was out of stock.
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   Old Thread  #10 5 Nov 2019 at 9.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The fox line does cast well but snapped like string when I used it.

Iím at the point now at getting pro clear or distance. 16lb pro clear is slight lower Dia than pro distance in 12lb
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   Old Thread  #9 5 Nov 2019 at 9.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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But pro clear is not pro distance, they are different lines. Despite the name pro distance is not as good distance casting line as pro clear.

For the original poster, if you can get some 16lb pro clear that's probably the best your going to get for distance. If not you could try fox Exocet.
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You can order it directly from them,I bought some pro distance a few months ago.If you go on ebay the seller birminghamanglingcentre that is who I ordered from and it turns out that is them.
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Agree with this Proclear is the best casting line Iíve used by some margin. Is there a leader ban? 50lb braid leader will increase your distance and eliminate the poss of crack off as those donít sound like forgiving rods.
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I know it's possible mate, hence why asking people for the line they reccomend.

Let's add to this,
I'm using 13ft 3.75 X5
Shimano Black Mags
15lb Gardener GTHD

I'm hitting 35 wraps, just, with a calm wind, however I believe with the right mono I can get further.
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What's funny mate?
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   Old Thread  #4 4 Nov 2019 at 11.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pro Clear 16lb is a good casting line if you can find any
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I done 137 with 15lb sensor straight through with a 3oz zip that was with the cotswold pace rods when they first come out. So with right rod and reel set up it's possible.
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Hi all,

Just want your thoughts on a mono line that can do 150+ however the rules are;

0.35mm
3.5oz maximum Lead weight

Thx
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