Topshot on 15- 20 lb test

Old 02-18-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default Topshot on 15- 20 lb test

I am new to saltwater fishing and will be doing inshore west coast of Florida fishing and would like a little education on how to set up my reels.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:44 AM
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What kind of reels are you using and what kind of fishing are you doing?
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:21 AM
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Trout, redfish and whatever in the Sarasota area with 10 to 20 lb spinning reels as well as small calcutta's.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:32 PM
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Depending on the wariness of the fish I would use about 3 feet of 30lb Trilene XT as a shocker. I'm sure many will recommend flourocarbon.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:45 PM
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It really depends on what you're targeting and where. A good baseline is to go with either 25 or 30 pound fluoro, but that is going to vary a lot based on surroundings and time of year. On the flats targeting reds, trout, etc. you'll probably be safe scaling that down even a little lighter, but if you're fishing rocks or cover for sheepshead and the like you might want to bump it up a bit. When I fish the flats and there are bigger critters around like tarpon and bull reds, I usually do the same, just in case I hook up to one of them while trying for smaller stuff. You're learning the game in a great area, and if you have any more specific questions, private message me.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:39 PM
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Don't go with the fluro. go with PINK Ande. Supposivly they can't see it and it is really cheap
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:03 AM
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Good infro. Thanks
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