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gummy braid

Postby Gummysmasher » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:04 pm

anyone have any good suggestions for size braid I should spool onto my new real? cheers :water:



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Re: gummy braid

Postby denis barden » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:38 pm

20lb Maxima Mono

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Re: gummy braid

Postby Hosery » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:57 pm

I used maxima for years. 12lb fibre glow. Great line. Caught plenty of gummies all offshore in a boat. Now use braid. Mostly 20-30lb. No dramas at all on gummies

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Re: gummy braid

Postby Brett » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:25 pm

20lb will be fine.

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Re: gummy braid

Postby smile0784 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:51 pm

What size reel is it?

Land or boat based?

From 20 to 30lb

I almost caught a 25+kg gummy on 20lb braid in 50 mt of water just took a long time but leader broke when got twisted around the gaff. Took Over 30 mins. Bit silly i was aiming for flathead lol

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Slightly heavier ciuld be better

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Re: gummy braid

Postby Spook » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:09 am

Where are you fishing and what rod and reel are you using?
Westernport has lots of Eagle Rays, skates and smooth rays that will have you fighting for a long time if your gear isn't up to it.
If using braid you will also need to use a mono leader to resist the rough skin of some of the big critters out there, and to give a degree of stretch to absorb some of the head shakes when they get their wind up.

I use 30lb braid because I want to get the things in quickly. If big females, I choose to release them, and the quicker I get them to the boat, the more chance they have of survival.



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Re: gummy braid

Postby Fish-Hunter » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:17 am

denis barden wrote:20lb Maxima Mono


Good line Maxima, also check out Platypus Lo Stretch monofilament 10kg. :thumbsup:

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Re: gummy braid

Postby eLuke455 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:06 pm

30lb braid + 2 times rod length of 40lb jinkii shock leader tied with the FG knot. That has been my go to setup for many years. Agree with others that you need a decent line strength to dispatch rays, unsnag sinkers, etc


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