New Rig Question

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by The Business, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. The Business

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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?
     
  2. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Welcome to 360tuna!


    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
     

  3. The Business

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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?
     
  4. Formula4Fish

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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"?
     
  5. The Business

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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!