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  1. Best Brand of Monofilament for Shockleader

    General Sea Angling Discussion
    I can’t find much information about which brands are best used for a 60/70/80lb shockleader. After recently discovered Sandmans Tackle Time Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/SandmansTackleTime1 I am keen to try out Blue Marlin Mono but it’s completely sold out at UK Hooks. Are...
  2. Good low diameter strongs mono for mainline?

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Looking for a good strong low diameter mono for over all shore fishing ? Preferably will cast a long way and create enough confidence to bring in decent sized fish ? Thanks.
  3. Leader line

    Beginners and Improvers
    Hi all, I've seen varying opinions about reel line setups, but not really sure whats the right answer. Target species: Sea Bass, Pollock, and Wrasse. Fishing method: Lure Fishing. Currently have 20lb braid as main line, should my leader line by lighter test or heavier test, i.e. 15lb mono or...
  4. Braid or mono mainline

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi guys I do appoligies in advance I believe this is probably a common post but still working around forum and search bar isnt currently letting type I'm sending my self mad I'm currently looking at mono as a mainline but not sure what make to go for as most I'm looking at a 0.35mm diameter...
  5. Salt water sea fishing reel and line advice

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    I am looking for a new reel. I have managed with my freshwater reels so far because I haven't got to hook into anything for a combination of reasons while fishing cayo guillermo. I am hoping to put a few things right and get a better weeks fishing. I need a reel that is capable of holding a good...
  6. Braid to mono or braid to braid?

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    As what the title says; when beach fishing using braid (20lb-30lb), do you guys prefer using a heavy braid shockleader or a mono shockleader and why? A lot of people seem to have troubles when using braid mainline and mono leader cos they get crack offs, but surely a braid leader with braid...
  7. Putting Braid on a fixed spool (not the shallow spool)

    Beginners and Improvers
    hi I have been using my carp big pit reels for sea fishing and it has been awsome. but i want to put some braid on it so i can get that extra distance and fish light (target species would be flatties). my question is can i load the reel half way with 12lb mono then the other half with 12lb...
  8. Braid Knots Help?

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Gonna try braid on my new Akios Cobalt 80, either 50lb/60lb straight through or 30lb and leader (over clean to mixed ground) Could someone please tell me what the best knot is for tying... A: braid to tapered shock leader. B: braid to a Gemini Genie Link. Or should I stick with 15lb mono for he...
  9. Fluorocarbon for beach/estuary fishing?

    Shore Angling
    Hello, was fishing today in Falmouth harbour (had a bass so im happy ☺), but my friend was using 15lb fluorocarbon mainline on his 6000 hyperloop (his beach/bass set up) and said he preferred it to mono for bottom fishing. I prefer mono, but what are your opinions on this, fluoro or mono for...
  10. Coiled mono line

    Shore Angling
    Hey guys just wondering on your thoughts of line being left on a spool for well over 8 months... can It still be used as no sign of wear? However i understand the line does stretch so is it in my best interest to just renew the line? Thanks for advice inadvance
  11. Line and rig lifespans

    Beginners and Improvers
    I'm fairly new to beach fishing so would appreciate some advice. I use mono and shock leader. How long should they stay on my reel for? For instance should I renew both every year? And what about shop bought rigs - can I reuse them several times? Thanks very much. Dave
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