Fishing Line - lbs

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Fishing Line - lbs

Post by Foli » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:59 pm

Hello Fishing Kakis,

It been a while I have asked question in this forum.

I would like to check the Ibs size / yards of the fishing line to be used to land fishes in Bedok Jetty (GT, Queenfish, Chermin etcc..)

Should I be using a 30lbs / 300 Yard line or 50 ibs 150 Yard line (braided - power pro line)

As I’m still an beginner, I got different options from people - some said 30lbs is good enough so said better get 50 to 60lbzs.

So I checking with the Lao Jiao here to see what advise you can give me :)

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Re: Fishing Line - lbs

Post by Peace » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:12 am

Hi Foli, there are few things to consider here.
1. You want to make sure the line you're using match your rod rating to prevent the rod from overloading.

2. Consider the reel's line capacity; having enough line/line to the brim helps you cast further(especially for spinning reels). Loading heavier lines although usually strong, will create a lot of drag against wind and water. This will affect the flexibility of your fishing.

3. Minimum line strength. Fishing from Jetty can often be a challenge when fighting fish with other anglers' line close by. Going too light on the line or drag and you lose control to larger fish, resulting crossing lines and fish dashing below the jetty, etc. You may need to lift the fish out of water if there's no one with net/gaff to help you land the fish, the alternative is to drag the fish to the beach if it's too heavy(long way!)

Generally, you should decide the min. length of line you absolutely need (ie. do I want to cast? how far? how far am I comfortable with letting a fish run with my drag setting?). Then look at the reel/spool spec for the diameter of line that will give you full spool at your required length of line.

Loading a reel with 300m of 20-30lbs line is recomended for all-rounded jetty fishing. You don't need that much line in actual fishing but more for compensating line breaks and adding more backing as you lose more line. It's more economical this way. For the more serious angler, their tackles will be more finetuned for their specific fishing style. 50-60lbs setups are typically used by anglers targeting for bigger game fish like Cobia, Stingrays, Sharks, etc. on those long surf rods.

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Re: Fishing Line - lbs

Post by Limpeh » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:24 am

Always enjoy reading replies from Peace. Always things to learn! :thumbsup:

Heavier setup to aim biggies - may end up empty handed at of the session, but you're be glad that you're with that setup if biggies really visit. Heavier setup also means more tiring since you'll need heavier sinker, etc to counter the drag due to heavier line. There are lao jiao who will Go Big or Go Home, but that's most likely because they already fish so much and seeking big game.

Personally, I enjoy fishing because i can get some fish. i'll go for lighter setup to improve my chance of hooking up something.

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Re: Fishing Line - lbs

Post by Foli » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:11 pm

Hello Peace,

Great advise from you !! appreciate it.

Hello Limpeh,

I do agree that going back with some fishes (tablesize) is good enough.

You mention about lighter setup, how light (rod, reel, Lbs) are you using to improve any chance of a hookup?

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Re: Fishing Line - lbs

Post by Limpeh » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:50 am

Hi Foli,

I'll recommend 20lb-30lb as Peace mentioned. Typically, a reel size of 3000 should able to load your 300m, depends on the line diameter. As for rod, depends on your playing style, if you wanna bait, lure, cast far, sensitivity, etc. Just match the rod to the line lb.

Lighter line although it's more sensitive, less resistance with current/wind, cast further, etc. But some negative things comes together with it was mentioned in Peace's post: cannot zhang the fish back, harder to land the fish by pulling off water to jetty, if line rub against structure the line may break much easier than heavy lines, etc.

Gonna think through your preferred style of playing and pros and cons of lighter/heavier setup.

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