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Old 06-20-2019, 01:08 PM
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Default How are you rigging your Rapala Xrap Magnum 40's and 30's

My main question is: are you using a short wire leader off lure or not when fishing for kings, wahoo, dolphin etc, or just nylon? thanks
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Most of the time I run 6-8 ft of 80lb fluoro. Only been broken off couple times by kings. Wahoo would def run wire.
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Originally Posted by DEBTICATED View Post
Most of the time I run 6-8 ft of 80lb fluoro. Only been broken off couple times by kings. Wahoo would def run wire.
Can't choose what bites your line are you saying that only when you feel you have the potential for a Wahoo you run wire? If you run wire do you put a swivel at the top of the wire to tie the leader to? 1' of wire? I have lost a couple of plugs to some mystery fish and have contemplated wire but always felt my bite ratio would not support the switch.
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Can't choose what bites your line are you saying that only when you feel you have the potential for a Wahoo you run wire? If you run wire do you put a swivel at the top of the wire to tie the leader to? 1' of wire? I have lost a couple of plugs to some mystery fish and have contemplated wire but always felt my bite ratio would not support the switch.
Correct. If I'm trolling for Gags I'm in rather close. Quite frankly I don't try to catch Kings, so usually by mistake. For me to target Wahoo, I gotta be a good bit of distance offshore.
When running wire i'll run a swivel from braid with 6 ft of wire to lure.
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what gauge wire are you using and single strand or multistran wire? thanks
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I troll Rapalas and Nomads for tuna. I tie them direct to braid using a swivel. Caught 2 nice Wahoos last month. I did have one cut off but only 1 so far. I'm not sure the wire would be a problem but I have not felt the need to use it.
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I usually run 1' to 1 1/2' of single strand wire....just to be safe.
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About 8 inches of single strand 80#ish wire.
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6-12 inches of 60 lb single strand tied to mono or flouro leader with an albright. Just a crimped loop to tie off to. Those lures don’t spin so a swivel is unnecessary. I use a coastlock snap swivel anyway for ease in changing rigs.
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I'll use a length of #9 wire. Leader tag end tied to a small black spro swivel, then to the wire, then to a small black spro coastlock.
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Newbie here...may I use a spinning reel with it? Or need to be conventional one?
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Little bit of single strand to a small swivel unless I am grouper trolling in which case just go straight mono.

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