Reccomend a rod (without micro guides)

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Re: Reccomend a rod (without micro guides)

Post by cobby » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:58 am

The 8ft Shimano Sephia? Going from the Quickfire to that would be like going from an overcooked spaghetti straw to a fresh uncooked one straight out of the packet so not surprised it feels weird. If your leader knot isn't catching on the guides then they're definently not an issue

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Re: Reccomend a rod (without micro guides)

Post by dazz999 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:37 pm

For braid i have changed from sunline to tasline 12lb braid and 16lb sunline fc rock fluro catch rate still pretty good and when snagged on the bottom get my jig back .Sunline is good braid but tasline is a step above

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Re: Reccomend a rod (without micro guides)

Post by frozenpod » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:43 am

matmew wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Tackleberry wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:56 pm
Why such heavy braid ?
I'm new to the game, I figure something a bit heavier will be more forgiving when getting snagged and the lighter line seems to be harder to untangle and more susceptible to knots.
15/20lb is perfect for squid.

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Re: Reccomend a rod (without micro guides)

Post by 4liters » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:02 pm

I use 15kg WFT Strongline (not Gliss) on my dedicated squid rod. It’s thin and I just rip snagged jigs out of the weed.
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