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Old 12-12-2018, 02:45 AM
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Just started learning how to with baitcasters,is this a good or bad idea.
I'm chasing mulloway in rivers using a 20lb mono/flouro with 40bl braid backing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmdE-WRiZdU
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:12 AM
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Just started learning how to with baitcasters,is this a good or bad idea.
I'm chasing mulloway in rivers using a 20lb mono/flouro with 40bl braid backing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmdE-WRiZdU


Top shotting with mono on a bait caster is going to shorten your casting distance - so as long as that isnt an issue - then the method he is describing is good in certain scenarios -

The only major prob I can see is missing hits due to the lack on sensitivity on long lengths of mono and flouro. That may sound crazy on a fish as big as a Jewie - but unless you are doing a constant retrieve or trolling or hopping the lures along the bottom with short puases, sensitivity can be an issue on Jewies.


If you are dead sticking a lure - the mulloway often do an inhaling feeding style - they just rapidly puff out there cheeks to form suction and they inhale the lure - this registers on your line like a little "pluck" as the Jewie isnt moving when he takes the lure - he just hovered over it and sucked it in.

Depending on how far you have cast - this pluck can be missed on stretchy lines or ones with memory and it will give the jewie a chance to spit it out before you can strike.

Also if you are casting cross current - the extra drag from the thicker mono can be a problem - I just run braid with a flouro leader - and the leader is short enough so the joining knot isnt on the spool while casting

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Old 12-12-2018, 07:26 AM
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Yes some things to consider in what you have said yd1

Ended up sticking to traditional methods,good braid with rod length leader at the end

Last edited by jonnie; 13-12-2018 at 11:01 PM. Reason: update
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