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    Need Help on fishing gear for big fish!!! #7730 09/04/12 12:20 AM
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    Ben Offline OP
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    ok so backround here, 22 yearold kid. live in fort myers fl, just got a boat and love fishing.... really bad at it but love it. so i went 6 miles off shore yestorday and wasnt the best start but picked up. caught 2 sharks (2 1/2ft) and a few littler fish. ended up putting 2 of the littler fish on my bigger poles with 65 braded and 2 king fish set ups with the metal wiring to the hook and all. had 2 big things on there and they broke the line or i snapped it pulling in. was looking at these poles with 100# braded good idea or bad? if not what do you recommand. i like the price on these... thank you!

    Re: Need Help on fishing gear for big fish!!! [Re: Ben] #7733 09/04/12 08:44 AM
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    I have some Okuma reels and they seem to preform well for the money. However, unless you are specifically fishing for large sharks, Your 65# gear should do the trick for anything you will catch off of the reef. If you broke 65# reeling in a fish, you have your drag set too tight. It should not usually be a tug-a-war, it's OK to let them take some line out. The only fish you should fight that way are large grouper and shark. You will have more fun catching the other species of fish on lighter tackle.

    I have about 15 rods and reels rigged for saltwater use. Two have 65# line on them, all of the rest have lighter line. Good knots and drag settings will do the rest.

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