Thread: harpoon line
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:01 PM
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gerg
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For swords the rec is 1000 feet of 1/8 poly. You don't want to hold line that thin on the way out, just let it run out of the bucket. NEVER cleat off a dart and especially not a flying gaff. Let the ball do it's work and wear the fish down. Add a light if the fight can go into dark.

I've heard stories where a fish took two harpoon darts with 1000 feet of line and poly balls under for longer than the crew expected.
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