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Old 11-02-2018, 04:33 AM
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Hello everyone

I got as a gift from my uncle some Big Game equipment, he is not fishing more. Now i wont to try it.

I got a Tiagra 80W ( i read it is a old model) reel and a Shimano TLD Stand UP 80 R rood.

So i would like now to buy a new mono and fluoro and if i need something else. I now its maybe a big real for the small YFT or BFT here but i got the equipemnt.

The YFT or BFT here are not so big, 60 - 180 lb

Can you help me with your suggestions what to buy

Drifting with live bait or dead sardinas

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Old 11-02-2018, 04:49 AM
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How is the tuna fishing in Croatia ?
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:43 AM
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they are some tunas around the most of them are under 150lb

but somethimes, last week was one catched of 650lb in Croatia
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I've sent you a Private Message, top of the page on the right, under your username. Dobro Dosli by the way.
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Originally Posted by ncrncevic View Post
Hello everyone

I got as a gift from my uncle some Big Game equipment, he is not fishing more. Now i wont to try it.

I got a Tiagra 80W ( i read it is a old model) reel and a Shimano TLD Stand UP 80 R rood.

So i would like now to buy a new mono and fluoro and if i need something else. I now its maybe a big real for the small YFT or BFT here but i got the equipemnt.

The YFT or BFT here are not so big, 60 - 180 lb

Can you help me with your suggestions what to buy

Drifting with live bait or dead sardinas

Reagrds from Croatia
I知 going to fish for tuna out of Brac in a few weeks.
I値l bring: 30w on a 30-80 with 80lb line and 60lb fluoro and a 50w on a 50-130 with 130lb line and 100lb fluoro. Both reels backed with JB hollow core 100 and 130lb.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:51 AM
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That is great that you got some equipment. Shimano makes very good reels. That Tiagra is as good as it gets, even if it is old. You might want to have it serviced and have the drag checked.

I usually use heavier lines, so I would load that Tiagra with some 150 lb (about 70 kg) braid. I would put a 50 - 100 meter wind on leader of mono or flourocarbon on it. I am not sure if you would need to use the flourocarbon to be able to get a bite or not. If your water is really clear, and the fishing pressure is heavy, you might need flouro.

Hopefully, trejsic.mejsic can give you some help with the local situation.

Have fun with it and enjoy the learning!
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That is great that you got some equipment. Shimano makes very good reels. That Tiagra is as good as it gets, even if it is old. You might want to have it serviced and have the drag checked.

I usually use heavier lines, so I would load that Tiagra with some 150 lb (about 70 kg) braid. I would put a 50 - 100 meter wind on leader of mono or flourocarbon on it. I am not sure if you would need to use the flourocarbon to be able to get a bite or not. If your water is really clear, and the fishing pressure is heavy, you might need flouro.

Hopefully, trejsic.mejsic can give you some help with the local situation.

Have fun with it and enjoy the learning!
According to the guy I知 fishing with fluoro is neccecary in the clear Adriatic. At least 1mm (roughly 90lb) is required.
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Originally Posted by Codpollock View Post


I知 going to fish for tuna out of Brac in a few weeks.
I値l bring: 30w on a 30-80 with 80lb line and 60lb fluoro and a 50w on a 50-130 with 130lb line and 100lb fluoro. Both reels backed with JB hollow core 100 and 130lb.

Nice

Iam from Dubrovnik

how you connect your mono to the fluorocarbon ?
I buy a jinkai crimping tools sc-3c and

Fluorocarbon Seaguar fluorocarbon premier, but i cant find sizes under 0,81 for big game, only the normal, or is it the same ?

i got some sugestions to fish with 0,70 or 0,64 fluorocarbon

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Iam from Dubrovnik

how you connect your mono to the fluorocarbon ?
I buy a jinkai crimping tools sc-3c and

Fluorocarbon Seaguar fluorocarbon premier, but i cant find sizes under 0,81 for big game, only the normal, or is it the same ?

i got some sugestions to fish with 0,70 or 0,64 fluorocarbon

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I will use a loop-to-loop mono to leader connection.
I dont know about the Seaguar fluorocarbon.
I think that Berkley has Big Game fluoro in smaller than 0.81mm.

I bought my wind-on leaders from BHP Tackle in the US.

Havent been to Dubrovnik, but have heard that it is a beuatiful city.
Now I知 waiting for some good weather in Croatia
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Originally Posted by Codpollock View Post


I知 going to fish for tuna out of Brac in a few weeks.
I値l bring: 30w on a 30-80 with 80lb line and 60lb fluoro and a 50w on a 50-130 with 130lb line and 100lb fluoro. Both reels backed with JB hollow core 100 and 130lb.
Dude,

I am guessing you are going to run out of Sumartin, which is OK, or maybe Bol.

Whatever, make sure to go visit Bol if you're not staying there - it is awesome. Near there is Zlatni Rat, a cool beach kind of thing. I've been to Bol lots, and if you love to party like I do, go there in July, or especially August. Off the hook a good time.

Crazy Euro's from all over the good spots come down for their summer vacay's and just go wild.

Wish you good luck on your upcoming trip and please remember to give us all an after action review - uh, I mean a post about how your fishing trip went.

Best wishes, T.
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Dude,

I am guessing you are going to run out of Sumartin, which is OK, or maybe Bol.

Whatever, make sure to go visit Bol if you're not staying there - it is awesome. Near there is Zlatni Rat, a cool beach kind of thing. I've been to Bol lots, and if you love to party like I do, go there in July, or especially August. Off the hook a good time.

Crazy Euro's from all over the good spots come down for their summer vacay's and just go wild.

Wish you good luck on your upcoming trip and please remember to give us all an after action review - uh, I mean a post about how your fishing trip went.

Best wishes, T.
I致e been to Brac before. Stayed in Milna and Sutivan then. Brac is a very nice island. Bol and Zlatni Rat is cool.
This time I will stay in Sutivan and it will probably be a little calmer than in the summer

I値l get back with a review of the fishing. Hope the weather gets better so I can go soon.

Regards from Sweden
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I was looking at BHP tackle,

would this be a good option for my Tiagra 80W

Item#: SFP25F080 - BHP Seaguar Premier Fluorocarbon Wind-On LeaderLength - 25 feet
Diameter - .78mm
Test - 80lb

Item#: MITS100Y080 - BHP Hi-Catch IGFA TopshotLength - 100 yards
Diameter - .91mm
Test - 80lb

and i need a mono now

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Originally Posted by ncrncevic View Post
I was looking at BHP tackle,

would this be a good option for my Tiagra 80W

Item#: SFP25F080 - BHP Seaguar Premier Fluorocarbon Wind-On LeaderLength - 25 feet
Diameter - .78mm
Test - 80lb

Item#: MITS100Y080 - BHP Hi-Catch IGFA TopshotLength - 100 yards
Diameter - .91mm
Test - 80lb

and i need a mono now

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80lb on an 80w reel cant be wrong. It`s designed for it.

What do You plan to have under the topshot? The 80w will hold a hell lot of 80lb mono. I would think 950 yards or so.

Without having any first hand experience I would go for maybe a little stronger mainline. That gives You the Choice to use a bit heavier leader too if You would like that someday.

Iエm not saying this is right but I will spool my coming 80TSW with 700 yards of 130lb mono and add the leader of choice. 80,90,100 or heavier.

Go for 130lb Hollow core spectra as backing and add the topshot and leader You mentioned. The 130lb Jerry Brown is cheaper than 100lb and You will still have more line on that reel than you will ever have too use :-)

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Ncrncevic, the equipmet you got is more than fine to fish bft, (there are no yft in Adriatic), but bear in mind that even if the majority of tunas are around 40/50 kgs there are also a lot of giants around so you must be prepared. Your equipment is not designed for braid and in stand up you can't force the fish more than 40/45 lbs drag, so I suggest nothing more than 80 lbs line. Seagur fluoro or any other good brand is fine, at least 8/10 meters of 0.90 is ok in this season, you can go smaller in spring for better chance of hooking but definitely not less than 0.70, I never go below 0.80. Another must is the circle hook. Least but not last, DON'T go fishing for tuna alone, at least not at the beginning but not even later.

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Ncrncevic, the equipmet you got is more than fine to fish bft, (there are no yft in Adriatic), but bear in mind that even if the majority of tunas are around 40/50 kgs there are also a lot of giants around so you must be prepared. Your equipment is not designed for braid and in stand up you can't force the fish more than 40/45 lbs drag, so I suggest nothing more than 80 lbs line. Seagur fluoro or any other good brand is fine, at least 8/10 meters of 0.90 is ok in this season, you can go smaller in spring for better chance of hooking but definitely not less than 0.70, I never go below 0.80. Another must is the circle hook. Least but not last, DON'T go fishing for tuna alone, at least not at the beginning but not even later.

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Thank you

i will search for a mono, seaguar fluoro premier i have in different sizes
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