Halfen suggests using an extra-heavy braided line
, such as a Seaguar Smackdown.
If February's top sea fish is caught from a boat our big prize switches to a pounds 145 President braid rod, an ultra-slim 7ft 6in job with Fuji braid guides and developed to meet the growing demand for braided line
instead of monofilament.
As for those bait rigs, Foster uses spinning tackle with 20-pound-test green-tinted braided line
, and he ties on about 12 inches of 30-pound fluorocarbon leader using uni-knots.
He uses 80-pound-test PowerPro braided line
all the way to the drop-shot weight, which is a 1/4 - to 5/8-ounce split shot, just heavy enough to get the rig down to the bottom, but not big enough to hang up in a logjam.
Using coated trace, he ties the braided line
directly to the trace using a very neat Albright knot (no swivel and much lighter for surface lures), wrapping, then gently heating the trace wire to complete it.
Three whole squid went down as tempting bait on a classic Pennel rig, backed by an 80lb trace and 30lb braided line
Every 12 to 15 months, Robin adds and deletes colorations from its braided line
and advises that retailers do the same.
With exceptionally tough fish, especially those tucked deep in cover, braided line
affords maximum sensitivity and quick response to light, nipping bites.
I use either 65-pound-test Sufix or Power Pro braided line
because it's sensitive and I can tell what my baits are doing and whether they're on sand, gravel, or mud.
I currently have my reels spooled with different sizes of braided line
because I like the extra sensitivity and feel it provides.
The 95-pounder snaked from a wreck hide-out 250ft deep, crunched a mackerel strip bait on 30lb braided line
and became the year's biggest qualifier for membership of the elite British Conger Club.
It is adding jewel tones to its chenille braided line
and developing a new line of fabric/yarn braideds made with gingham fabric from Springs and chenille yarns that have a fresh, bright look.