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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Tackle Advice

    Beginners and Improvers
    Now that I'm getting back into fishing I want to really improve my equipment. At the minute I'm fine for rods and reels, although I do plan on a surfblaster 8000 and a new rod at some point. I do need some advice on line though. In the past I used a strong main line going to an American snap...
  4. 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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