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i,m fairly new to boat fishing and considering getting some braid on my reel but i,m not sure what breaking strain i shoulg get ,i was thinking 30lb is this too much ,any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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Hi Ste1950,

30lb, is ideal, but keep your traces to 25lb. Braid is very strong with no stretch, if you snag on a wreck or whatever you will have to pull it free, so as not to loose your braid, use lighter poundage traces. You can also use a weak link on your lead.

If you go Congering use a 25lb trace tied to the top of you Conger trace. This enables you to fish for Conger with the knowledge that if your line snags you will only loose your trace

I personally use 40lb braid with 30lb clear Amnesia on one reel and 50lb braid with 40lb Amnesia on the other. It is all down to preference, each and every one of us does their own thing until we see some other method being used by someone else.

Best of luck,

Cheers

Drew
 
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