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Bull red setup question #14431389 07/27/22 03:58 AM
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Going to do some surf fishing for bull reds in Sept, he’s got a drone so I won’t be casting. I’ve got a 7’10” irod bass swimbait rod I’m thinking about using. I’m looking at buying a Penn Warfare 20 with level wind reel to put on it. Will this be a good setup or would either the rod or reel be overkill for this? If not, what weight mono to braid should I go with and how much of each? I’m a fresh water fisherman, just breaking into the saltwater arena…


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Re: Bull red setup question [Re: ETxRT] #14431887 07/27/22 06:55 PM
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I think you will be fine with what you have.
30 feet of 15lb mono backing to 50lb braid main line to a four foot leader of 30lb mono.
You may get lots of different opinions. Here's a previous discussion bullred setup


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Re: Bull red setup question [Re: CCTX] #14437379 08/02/22 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by CCTX
I think you will be fine with what you have.
30 feet of 15lb mono backing to 50lb braid main line to a four foot leader of 30lb mono.
You may get lots of different opinions. Here's a previous discussion bullred setup


I like this rig but would go bigger than 15# mono for bull red.

That is asking for breakoff.


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Re: Bull red setup question [Re: ETxRT] #14438509 08/03/22 04:11 PM
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Carolina rigged. 30# Fluro mainline and leader is fine.


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Re: Bull red setup question [Re: V-Bottom] #14438584 08/03/22 05:22 PM
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We use 30# braid with a 3' 80# double drop leader on all our rigs. We plan on going 2 times in September to fish the Matagorda Surf. We catch most of the reds in the first gut so no need for a drone. Take a cast net ,you should be able to catch all the mullet you need in the first gut.

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