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  • Elastic to line rating

    I only have a cheap margin pole at the moment and have 3 x kits
    What is the line rating for the following elastics?

    Kit 1 = no.12 - using 4lb main & 3lb hooklength
    Kit 2 = no. 16 - 6lb & 5lb
    Kit 3 = no.18 - 8lb & 6lb

    Pole is 9.5m and rated 20

    All elastics are Preston solid

    Any advice apreciated
    If heaven doesn't allow fishing, I aint going !!

  • #2
    for soft set solid laccy I'd suggest the following minimum hook length diameters (use a main line min. 0.02mm thicker that the hook length):

    12 Solid: 0.10
    16 Solid: 0.14
    18 Solid: 0.16

    I can see a pattern emerging!

    Jon

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hustler View Post
      I only have a cheap margin pole at the moment and have 3 x kits
      What is the line rating for the following elastics?

      Kit 1 = no.12 - using 4lb main & 3lb hooklength
      Kit 2 = no. 16 - 6lb & 5lb
      Kit 3 = no.18 - 8lb & 6lb

      Pole is 9.5m and rated 20

      All elastics are Preston solid

      Any advice apreciated

      Sounds right what you're doing mate. Are you talking about Hi-tec lines?

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      • #4
        you got it spot on m8 the only thing i would change is in winter use for no 12 is 3lb to 2lb i know it,s not a lot different but i can assure you it will make a difference.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NathanWatson View Post
          Sounds right what you're doing mate. Are you talking about Hi-tec lines?
          I'm using florocarbon mate (don't seem to have any problems with it)
          Does anybody else use florocarbon?
          If heaven doesn't allow fishing, I aint going !!

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          • #6
            I think as a personnel thing that winter fishing you do not need florocarbon as i think it is too stiff for winter.

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            • #7
              I've heard its not as strong as normal line?

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              • #8
                it is as strong it,s just a lot stiffer and thicker than normal line.I think that Fly anglers used it first as it is invisible under water i always use it for leaders when i fly fish for trout i had a 20lb trout on 4lb breaking strain.

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