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Old 05-01-2006, 04:44 PM
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I have a pair of Penn International 30 VSW's and plan on using them off of Montauk for tuna, sharks, etc. I am looking for advice on what backing and line you all would recommend using.

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Old 05-01-2006, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: Recommended line for Penn 30 VSW

I spooled my 30VSW with 700yds of 80lb Jerry Brown hollow core spectra. Followed by a 100yd topshot of 60lb Momoi Hi Catch attached by loop-to-loop connection. 800yds total.

With this I can make it any lb reel up to 80lb just by taking off the topshot and putting a different one on.

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Old 05-01-2006, 10:47 PM
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50 lb diamond
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:50 PM
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ditto, 50lb Momoi Diamond
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:22 AM
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I use 5-600 of 80 spectra then 60 ande or jinkai Both are thinner then diamond
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:10 AM
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Thanks -- great advice!
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:29 AM
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What about backing? Is it required or desirable? Does it save a considerable amount of money?

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:28 AM
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50# Diamond, forget the braid.
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:53 AM
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JB with a topshot. It will last for YEARS.
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