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fishemup
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20lbs handline

Post by fishemup » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:13 am

Hi all, I am very new to handline fishing and would like to give it a try.

I bought 2 round plastic spools, one with 20lbs line ($2.50) and one with 60lbs line ($4.00)

May I know 20lbs line can withstand a fish of what size and weight as in kilograms?

Thanks in advance if somebody can help answer this.

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Re: 20lbs handline

Post by Peace » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:38 pm

Hi fishemup, welcome to HLF. The answer is subjected to how and where the line is used. But generally, a 20lbs line will let you handle a 1-2kg fish rather forgivingly. In theory, a tested 20lbs should let you lift a 20lbs(9kg) fish out of water. In practical use, the line strength is weaken by knots, abrasion and subject to sudden strain of fish dashing and the angler pulling. It is up to the angler to maintain the condition of the line and how he or she controls the line while fighting a fish. There will be circumstances when angler will have to put excessive strain on the line to steer the fish away from cover (such as preventing fish from going into structures or under the jetty). In such places, you may want to use a leader line(and possibly overall tackle as well) with higher poundage (or abrasion resistance).

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Re: 20lbs handline

Post by fishemup » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:50 pm

Thanks Peace, really appreciate for the info. By the way, i saw some of your post and realise you are an expert in handlines, amazing catch you got there. I'll try my luck this weekend, hope i can get a least one or two fish using handline.

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Re: 20lbs handline

Post by Peace » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:32 pm

I have used handline quite a bit but I wouldn't call myself an expert. I personally think that handlines have a steeper learning curve than rod and reel, it takes patience and passion to learn and enjoy using it. Good luck on your fishing trip! ;)

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Re: 20lbs handline

Post by BabyVal » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:59 pm

fishemup wrote:Hi all, I am very new to handline fishing and would like to give it a try.

I bought 2 round plastic spools, one with 20lbs line ($2.50) and one with 60lbs line ($4.00)

May I know 20lbs line can withstand a fish of what size and weight as in kilograms?

Thanks in advance if somebody can help answer this.
Hi can I know where you bought them at?

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Re: 20lbs handline

Post by sgpu » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:59 pm

hi babyval,

the thread goes back in Nov 2012. you might want to try messaging the forummer in private if he is not replying in time. :D
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