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#12489524 - 11/02/17 02:14 PM Smash tech set up
Garett Offline
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Registered: 07/18/13
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I finally got my hands on the smash tech convict and I was wondering what is the ideal line choice. I currently have 30-65/lb braid on all my rods. Should I put a leader on? Or is braid okay? Do I need to just reline an entire reel?
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#12489529 - 11/02/17 02:18 PM Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
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Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
If fishing around grass, I would use 50lb to 65lb braid. Otherwise, I'd use 20lb flouro. I wouldn't trust a leader knot when fishing a big swimbait, but that's just me.

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#12489557 - 11/02/17 02:37 PM Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 07/23/14
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I use mono on just about all my big swimbaits. Test is whatever you are comfortable with and the type of conditions you have with cover and structure. I throw 17lb mostly and will go up to 20lb if fishing shallow around cover.

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#12489576 - 11/02/17 02:46 PM Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett]
Garett Offline
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I’m throwing around hydrilla. Not many stumps


Edited by Garett (11/02/17 02:46 PM)
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#12489625 - 11/02/17 03:17 PM Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
If the water is clear then I'd go with 20-25# fluorocarbon or Big Game. No leader


Edited by bigbass94 (11/02/17 03:17 PM)
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#12489686 - 11/02/17 04:00 PM Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Are you fishing it line through? Or weedless?

Line through—H or XH rod with moderate to MF action. Braid to 25lb mono/copoly leader or straight 25lb mono/copoly

Weedless—XH rod with MF to fast action. Lots of personal preference on line choice
Lots of vegetation, I’d lean toward straight 65-80lb braid
Sparse vegetation—25lb line of your preference with or without braid mainline
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#12489746 - 11/02/17 04:26 PM Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
I use 25 mono on a dobyns fury795 or a diawa 8'swimbait rod

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