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Old 11-23-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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What line are you guys using?

I have a extra rod and reel kicking around I might as well put it to use on the boat next season to sling eel's.
The rod is a 6' 6" penn slammer medium action 1-4 oz,the reel is a penn squidder that I have not used in over 10 years,so I am a little out of touch on what line to load on.
In the olden days I used to use 45#squidding line

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Old 11-23-2003, 08:16 PM   #2
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50lb power pro

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Old 12-13-2003, 09:40 AM   #3
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40 or 50 # Fireline. Or Spiderwire Stealth.
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Old 03-08-2004, 02:30 PM   #4
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Thumbs up best line

this year stren came out with a new braid that is supposed to be better than power pro (we'll see).
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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Braid is not necessary with using eels, load that reel with 30lb berkley big game and you will be fine.

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Old 01-27-2008, 09:36 AM   #6
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When using eels you definitelt want to use braid because of its sensitivity. You WILL hook up more and lose less fish with braid. If you ar worried about snagging use a 30 or 40 lb leader if using 50-65 pound braid.

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Old 02-09-2008, 12:43 PM   #7
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For a Squidder, I would use 30# mono.

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:18 PM   #8
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And I'd fill it up with 65lb or heavier braid, your choice of brand as conventional are a lot less fussy than spinners.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:09 PM   #9
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PP is what i use.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:09 PM   #10
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I'm kinda partial to mono for eeling and live lining and have settled on Ande Backcountry for the last few years. I use braid for just about everything else.

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Old 12-14-2009, 11:44 PM   #11
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30 lbs pp
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #12
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20-30lb power pro braid on the caster, 30lb mono on the meat stick

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Old 12-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #13
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same as TIGER

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Old 12-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #14
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30# PP 710z for plugging small, medium stuff.
50-65#PP 704zs for canal jigging, bait, and heavy tins and plugs. Been thinking that's overkill, might drop to 20 AND 40#

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:42 AM   #15
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Keep in mind that the Squidder is not made for braid. With a max drag of maybe 8 lbs. before you start stripping gears and rounding off the gear shaft and with the "shock" that braid can put on a reel I'd opt for mono. If you need a little extra casting distance, line capacity or sensitivity I'd go with a braid friendly newer reel.
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