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Ok I picked up a eat my tackle 8ft sabiki rod Iím going to par it with a Abu Garcia ambassador 5000D I have laying around. My question is what line and all should I put on the reel?
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I recommend Mono so you don't pull hooks. I prefer 15 to 20lb Mono. I like the stretch of mono for Sabiki fishing
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Capt Matt Budd explains the use of Mono really well, go to 10:11 For it.

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I have four of the same setups and they are spooled with 25# mono. I dont like thinner line....also I buy my sabiki rigs from a vendor on here who sells stainless hook rigs with heavier main and drop lines so they are not always breaking: Stainless Steel Sabiki Jigs!!!!!

If I am not using his rigs I buy the Hayabusa rigs.
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I used some 30lb braid because that is what I had on hand. Been happy with it.
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Originally Posted by swampfoxforeman View Post
Ok I picked up a eat my tackle 8ft sabiki rod Iím going to par it with a Abu Garcia ambassador 5000D I have laying around. My question is what line and all should I put on the reel?
I used to use the sabiki rods but quit.....too much trouble and they're a crappy rod. Bought a $10 rod at Wally and have a nice little stainless spinning reel on it. I only use my sabiki hooks on one outing then throw them out. They are cheap. Also now I use pieces of Fishbites to tip the hooks.
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Originally Posted by GulpMan_102SC View Post
Capt Matt Budd explains the use of Mono really well, go to 10:11 For it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-neipKNDuHA
that dude is great. My son did his camp last summer and learned a ton.
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just gonna depend on how deep you wanna go (line capacity). sometimes weíre 150í down for macs so i do have 30# braid backing to a long (50í) 30# mono ďleaderĒ.

you def want at least some mono for a lot of reasons... surprisingly not mentioned here also is the amount of tangles and snags that occur every time you lift a sabiki load onto/over the deck and thereís 3-5 fish flappin all over.....

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I use a 20#mono outfit doubles as an inshore rod and I have slung pitch baits to schoolie dolphin and never had an issue.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I have four of the same setups and they are spooled with 25# mono. I dont like thinner line....also I buy my sabiki rigs from a vendor on here who sells stainless hook rigs with heavier main and drop lines so they are not always breaking: Stainless Steel Sabiki Jigs!!!!!

If I am not using his rigs I buy the Hayabusa rigs.
what vendor sales the SS hook sabiki rigs?
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I use braid and the sabiki weights that hide up in the rod.
never had an issue
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cheapest Sabiki rigs you can get. They're going to break off, bend hooks, and throw them away once you're done. For $1-$2,50 I'll just use a new one everytime rather than deal with an extra rod and storage for the mess.
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Never use my sabiki rods. Rather use a long spinning rod that can do double duty. If Iím catching gogs I use the longest ones I have. Braid sounds like a nightmare. It will tangle if you look at it wrong with a long rig. If just a small sabiki for pilchards you might get away with braid.
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Originally Posted by Onyx42LR View Post
Never use my sabiki rods. Rather use a long spinning rod that can do double duty. If Iím catching gogs I use the longest ones I have. Braid sounds like a nightmare. It will tangle if you look at it wrong with a long rig. If just a small sabiki for pilchards you might get away with braid.
I use spinning 10ft oval blank with spinning reel for two purposes . For throwing lures and popers and for sabiki too. So itís braid with very short mono leader. Unclip lure and clip the sabiki trace . But I learned this long ago, Attach the sabiki lead with longer elastic loop band . Sometimes I use to join 2 loopís to achieve longer stretching . So when you do short jigging movements to attract fish , lead is not jumping up and down . Loop band stretches and absorbs lead jerking and like that main line stays tighten.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
I use braid and the sabiki weights that hide up in the rod.
never had an issue
Sometimes a nice fish will bite a Sabiki. Then you're using a broomstick to fight the fish.
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Y'all are overthinking the hell out of this. Get a spinning rod, put like 10# mono on it, and tie on the sabiki. Catch bait.This isn't rocket science, guys.
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Originally Posted by boboe View Post
Y'all are overthinking the hell out of this. Get a spinning rod, put like 10# mono on it, and tie on the sabiki. Catch bait.This isn't rocket science, guys.
Are you trying to ruin this thread???
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Braid or mono doesnít matter in my opinion itís backing your drag way off so it pulls line a little as your reeling in a stringer of baits. This prevents straightened hooks and break offs. Sabiki rods are good if your fishing up and down. Sometimes we have to cast to fast moving schools of threadfins or scalys and we will use small spinners with 20lb braid right to the sabiki. Biggest thing when unhooking baits is start from the top down and use a dehooker to avoid tangles. Two of us caught 100 threadfins this morning in 20 minutes on sabikis on light spinners
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And donít be afraid to slow troll those Sabiki rigs when youíre moving back over the bait or changing spots.
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When the bait is deep and the current ripping, the usual condition where I get Mack’s, I use braid combined with a soft 8’ pole to compensate for lack of stretch.

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