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I picked up a Trevala tfs-69ml/Saragosa 5000f at a CCA banquet last night and am planning on using it for Grouper in 30-60 ft, possibly 100ft. Should I use 40#PP or a hollow core braid? Anybody have any experience with this combo and how to rig it?
 

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Not exactly the best grouper setup, IMO. you'll need more drag on the reel & backbone in the rod than any trevalla will give you.
Guess it really depends on what size groupers you'll be after. in other words
thats a good 20-30# class setup:D
tight lines
-Brian
 

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No probably not, but it was for a good cause and I think it would be easy for the wife to use. A good size Grouper around here is 10lbs, a bigun is in the 15-20lb range. So you think 40# braid is to much?
 

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No probably not, but it was for a good cause and I think it would be easy for the wife to use. A good size Grouper around here is 10lbs, a bigun is in the 15-20lb range. So you think 40# braid is to much?

That reel will pull about 20# of drag, so I don't think 40# braid is too much. If you won't be fishing deeper than 100' or so, you might even consider 65# braid. It's easier to tie knots in than the 40#, which for me, is kinda like trying to tie a knot in spiderweb.

Welcome to 360Tuna. Where's "around here"?
 

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Mainly out of Cedar Key, Fl, but roam to about Destin. Not as much on the East Coast, but I'd like to when the economy allows for a bigger boat. Thanks for the help!
 
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