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Old 07-12-2018, 7:22 PM
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Wow man good grief that's way heavier than I ever used. I used 6 pound braid for catching 15 pound steelhead. I always go ultralight so I think 25 pound braid to 50 lb mono is darn near correct. I know I'm going to get told I'm wrong on this but braid is so much stronger than mono or fluoro I will usually use a smaller gauge braid for a heavier mono or fluoro in virtually any rig I use. For catfishing I use 6 to 15 pound braid and 20 pound mono or fluoro as a leader
There are a couple of differences,

you rig up for a known target.

On a long range boat we might get into some #25 schoolies that will bite better on #20 but then some one gets spooled or a bigger fish hits the deck.

That's when you grab a larger rod or tie in heavier flouro, maybe #30 or #40.

I spooled up the last 2 rods with #80,

(i would say they rate #40 and #60 rods)

#80 is a lot less slicey than #55 and i'm not concerned about giving up a little line capacity in exchange since i gained so much over using mono.
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