Fishing line for snapper

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Fishing line for snapper

Postby Frankb » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:52 pm

Hi all
I am sooo confused regarding which line to put on my reels for snapper fishing ppb out of boat.
I've been told to stop wasting money on expensive mono or braid and just use cheap brands like jv or maxima in 15lb mono.
Now this guy knows his stuff but I thought I would post here just to get your opinion on the cheap lines if anyone does use them.
I suppose it's not an expensive excercise if cheap mono is good enough and I can change the line each year
Thoughts ???



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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby ducky » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:23 pm

Maxima ultra green is great line for the price. Don’t worry about anything else.

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby yepi'mon » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:50 pm

Used maxima ultra green for a few seasons with no issues.

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby Hosery » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:21 pm

As others have said maxima is great mono. I’d hardly put it in the same class as Jarvis walker line though. I’ve used ultra green and the fibre glow. Both been great. Won’t go wrong with it for mono.

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby KeenAds » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:31 am

I like to use the Berkley line on my outfits which I find good and priced well. In saying that I think any line will be ok for the main line as long as you have good quality leader material which is going to stand up to some abrasion.

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby fishnut » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:01 am

Been using maxima for over 30 years never let me down yet
In ppb i use shimano starlo stix classic rods 2-5kg with maxima 12lb mono and 20lb fluro carbon leader
Works a treat



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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby Frankb » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:48 pm

Thank you all. I will go for the maxima.
By the way FISHNUT, do you use your outfit mentioned here for snapper.
I use a 4-8 kg rod with 15 lb mono and 30kg leader. Is mine perhaps too heavy?
Thanks everyone again and good luck with the season.

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby cobby » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:19 pm

Maxima ultra green in 20lb. It even casts well on a overhead with the standard #2 ball sinker and the weight of the bait

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby fishnut » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:03 am

Yes frankb i have 4 of those for snapper with penn slammer 360s on them that i use in ppb
I use 6-8kg outfits in wp

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Re: Fishing line for snapper

Postby williwonder » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:15 am

Maxima ultragreen 12lb is all I use.



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