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Old 09-12-2020, 07:50 PM
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1 to 2 kg outfit.

My new fun stick. Daiwa TD Hyper V2 Spinning Rod 7ft 1-2kg Matched with an Aegis reel. Now my question. what is the advantage of 3 lb fluro Straight through V 4lb braid and Fluro Leader ??
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Old 09-12-2020, 07:54 PM
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Rod throws up to 5 gram HB on the flats !!! WOO HOO !!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:56 PM
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My new fun stick. Daiwa TD Hyper V2 Spinning Rod 7ft 1-2kg Matched with an Aegis reel. Now my question. what is the advantage of 3 lb fluro Straight through V 4lb braid and Fluro Leader ??
Thanks Howard !!
I dont use Flouro straight through but here are my imagined benefits

No tying leader knots - a bit more stretch in the system to absorb lunges - no braid to spook the fish before the lure gets to them etc
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Old 10-12-2020, 04:20 AM
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^^^ What YD said partially. Not sure on the spooking of fish with braid but definitely the no leader knot and the 'stretch' factor. Regards, HBt.
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Old 10-12-2020, 05:19 AM
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Thank you. have ordered some 3 lb Daiwa Fluro !!
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^^^ What YD said partially. Not sure on the spooking of fish with braid but definitely the no leader knot and the 'stretch' factor. Regards, HBt.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:22 AM
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Fluorocarbon also sinks which might help if you're fishing SPs with very light jigheads.I've tried it and liked it although found it became very twisty, might have been a characteristic of the brand I was using.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:38 PM
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I got hold of a 2drunkmonkies TDblack 1 to 2 kg .5 to 4 gram. Perfect !!!!!!
The new range of 20td black has dropped this version.
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Old 12-12-2020, 12:21 AM
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Hi Howard, always been a braid and FG knot man myself but always wondered if it would be worth the exercise to change. If you could post up how you find it in the coming months we would appreciate it. My thoughts are with the Whiting at Blackmans Point, poor devils are going to get a caning i suspect.
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Old 13-12-2020, 01:11 AM
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3 lb line will be great fun on the bream, I rarely catch whiting on lures. Flathead could be expensive !!!! I see a learning curve coming up !!!!! I still have my 1 to 3 KG rods with Braid and 4 lb leader !! But they don't throw the sub 4 gram lures that well !!
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Old 13-12-2020, 01:47 AM
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Keen to hear how things go. Keep us informed. Regards, HBt.
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Old 13-12-2020, 03:58 AM
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3 lb line will be great fun on the bream, I rarely catch whiting on lures. Flathead could be expensive !!!! I see a learning curve coming up !!!!! I still have my 1 to 3 KG rods with Braid and 4 lb leader !! But they don't throw the sub 4 gram lures that well !!
Think i had better send you a gift voucher for some Christmas lures as i also fear the Flathead and Long Toms could take a toll. Hope you catch heaps of Bream on the light gear though would be fun. We have had quite a few accidental captures the last several weeks in the Maria.
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Old 13-12-2020, 05:32 AM
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Most of my light gear has a bite leader on it. 20 c/m of 8 lb. Thats because whether I say Im chasing Bream or not. I usually catch a few Flathead.
My 4 lb braid outfits are the same. There are just too many of them around not to. Im starting to Question my sanity. I use the light leaders and line to get more distance.
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