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Old 07-02-2014, 04:42 AM
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Putting new teaser reels on my center console and curious as to which line the THT users have found to be more preferable?

Have 400# mono double rigged on the riggers.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:01 AM
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I have the outrigger cord on mine. It's soft and easy to deal with.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:05 AM
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If your talkin about your teaser reels do not use braid. Try some 200 or 300 mono.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishoi View Post
If your talkin about your teaser reels do not use braid. Try some 200 or 300 mono.
X2 The lack of stretch becomes an issue when a fish is on the teaser. A lot of times a fish will whack the teaser before you can see it and the impact is hard on the outriggers and braid will cut into your glass rings when reeling up and down or if a fish makes a run with the teaser. With mono you get some shock absorption that braid doesn't have and you won't be replacing glass rings all the time.
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And if you grab braid to shag grass or get it away
From a fish your going to get cut
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B sure to use a light poundage line on the spool. This will stop a hungry marlin from breaking your teaser reel.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:23 PM
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300 lb mono is thick enough to easily grab if a hot fish is on the teaser. As mentioned above, a lighter 1' section of 150 lb mono just ahead of your teaser leader isn't a bad idea so there's a "breakaway" (weaker link) that will give so you don't rip a rigger or your teaser reels off the boat if a hot blue just won't let go.

If your teaser reels are mounted on short rods as mine are, you can run the teaser line up and through a roller troller clip that I attach to a metal ring on my short rigger halyard. This way when a fish comes up on the teaser and nails it, worse case scenario is that the teaser line mono comes out of the rigger completely and then the teaser is straight to the teaser rod/reel combo and easy to move around the boat and clear quickly.
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Originally Posted by Fishoi View Post
If your talkin about your teaser reels do not use braid. Try some 200 or 300 mono.
X3. I like a little stretch in mine as I have had too many fish grab my teasers before I could move um in.
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200 lb mono on mine.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:21 PM
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I use 300# mono, but the last 3' are 50#. That way if a big fish gets tangled in the teaser and runs off, it will spool the reel and break the light mono and not rip the riggers and reel apart. I'm using pancake style teaser reels, so it's not a ton of line.
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Originally Posted by offshore3144 View Post
200 lb mono on mine.

This is what I ended up putting on mine.

I plan on either using a glass eye zip tied or a zip tie itself as a guide on the t-top and then through first eye on rigger. When stowing riggers do you guys just loosen the reel and clip it back to reel once stowed? Seems simple enough but I am amazed at times at how well the THT brain trust comes up with great ideas and solutions.
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There are a ton of ways to rig it... from triple rigging your riggers with a glass eye instead of a clip on the outrigger line and passing your teaser line through that glass eye to permanently attaching your teaser line to the rigger via the first eyelet, to attaching a tag line to the rigger with a pulley and passing your teaser line through that, etc. Use your imagination. I find it pretty cool to come up with my own ways to rig things, each boat is different and each system works a bit different on each boat.

and to the OP, mono on the teaser reels. Way more forgiving, cheaper, and line capacity isn't important for teasers.
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In the past I had a stainless ring in the first eye of my outriggers. zIp ties won't hold up (been there done that)This year I have added a third Halyards for my teasers. This way I can just pull them down to send out my shorts and longs without reeling in the teasers.
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This is what I ended up putting on mine.

I plan on either using a glass eye zip tied or a zip tie itself as a guide on the t-top and then through first eye on rigger. When stowing riggers do you guys just loosen the reel and clip it back to reel once stowed? Seems simple enough but I am amazed at times at how well the THT brain trust comes up with great ideas and solutions.
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Originally Posted by Fishoi View Post
And if you grab braid to shag grass or get it away
From a fish your going to get cut
This. Use 300 or 400#, something you can grab easily. If you're seriously thinking about using braid on your teaser reels, you might want to brush up on your teasing skills. Unless you enjoy pain
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