which line would be best for AJs?

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by redboat, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. redboat

    redboat Junior member

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    I fish out of West Palm Beach and had been having luck with decent ajs (30-50#s) on 50# line (suffix) on a Saragosa 8000 but recently not so much. They seem to of grown a little and its been tough to keep them out of the wrecks. I'm looking to upgrade my gear to a Stella 20K and an OTI 600G rod and was trying to decide which line size to go with. Sounds like Diawa Boat Braid is the best value/quality but don't know whether to go with PE-6 or PE-8. Also what size mono leader would you guys recommend for fish around wrecks for AJs.

    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

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    I personally like Jerry Brown solid braid and I use 100# upto 150# mono leader for big ajs.
     

  3. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    diawa boat braid PE8 is what I use especially around wrecks
     
  4. redboat

    redboat Junior member

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    thanks for the advice.
     
  5. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    PE8 Boat Braid -or- 80lb OTI. I think 20k held exactly 300yds of 80lb OTI and I really like it.

    I also have 100lb JB solid on a 20K and it seems like really nice line. But do I like the depth markers... especially when not dropping to the bottom and speed jigging are involved.

    I like the feel of Varivas leader that I got a little while ago... But I'd probably stay away from softer leaders and stick with something like 130lb Momoi Diamond. (pretty cheap and super tough)
     
  6. peterk814

    peterk814 Senior Member

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    Ive had issues with momoi and jinkai leaders. After one fish i had to replace them. IT would get stretched out and break.
     
  7. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    PE8 Boat Braid -or- 80lb OTI. I think 20k held exactly 300yds of 80lb OTI and I really like it.


    i got 360yds on the 20k....it is spooled TIGHT ;)
     
  8. Enoch

    Enoch Senior Member

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    I got 350 yards of daiwa bb PE-8 on the 20000 spooled not so tight :cool: