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Smash tech set up #12489524
11/02/17 07:14 PM
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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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Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett] #12489529
11/02/17 07:18 PM
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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.

Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett] #12489557
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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.

Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett] #12489576
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I’m throwing around hydrilla. Not many stumps

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Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett] #12489625
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If the water is clear then I'd go with 20-25# fluorocarbon or Big Game. No leader

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Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett] #12489686
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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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Re: Smash tech set up [Re: Garett] #12489746
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I use 25 mono on a dobyns fury795 or a diawa 8'swimbait rod

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