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ticker
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ticker
   Old Thread  #7 15 Jan 2024 at 7.16am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #6
did not notice till after i got it
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #6 14 Jan 2024 at 11.04pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
If you are not needing to cast so far then why are you using such thin line.
Surely it's a big compromise in durability.
You could easily use 0.35, or even 0.38 with no downside.
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #5 14 Jan 2024 at 2.39pm    Login    Register
Iím assuming with a 2oz lead you are not casting at huge range.

Test curve of the rod and your action also comes into it a bit, but with .31 line I would consider a shock leader 3.5/4oz and above for a big chuck.

I use braid with a 0.37 Xline leader whatever the lead size or distance. With casting I always feel that confidence is key. If you are in doubt that it might go youíll lose distance and accuracy by holding back.
Leeroyjenkins
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Leeroyjenkins
   Old Thread  #4 14 Jan 2024 at 2.35pm    Login    Register
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Depends what you're doing. Is this for out and out casting as far as you can?
ticker
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ticker
   Old Thread  #3 14 Jan 2024 at 2.22pm    Login    Register
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0.31mm dia normally use 2-21/2 oun leads.
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #2 14 Jan 2024 at 1.57pm    Login    Register
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The diameter (not breaking strain) of the mainline is also a key point. What are you using?
ticker
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ticker
   Old Thread  #1 14 Jan 2024 at 1.54pm    Login    Register
what size lead should you start using a shockleader.
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