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 Posted: Thu Jul 7th, 2016 11:10 am
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Dirk1981
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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Equipment: Assasin BeachMaster 13'6 FT Med, Ultegra 5500
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Gents

I have a 50lb braid loaded on my Grinder

Will you swim live bait or not?

Thanks for the input _seal1_

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 Posted: Thu Jul 7th, 2016 12:43 pm
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IWyk
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Depends on what you are targeting. Grinder is not a swim bait reel.

If you are targeting, Garrick, GT or Kob and using nylon trace with shad, bonefish, grunter etc. as bait you should be fine. If Johnny comes along he will bite the trace off.

For sharks I would personally not use a grinder as swim bait reel.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 24th, 2016 02:37 pm
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QAZA
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Hi Dirk

We fish Vidal regularly, my all rounder setup is an Ultegra 14000 reel, loaded with ±800m 50lb Spectra TUF-LINE coupled with Blue Marlin T3 rod. Get adequate distance with it. Used for targeting flatties, stumpies and pompano during summer and garrick on live bait during winter. I have no trouble sliding a live shad on the braid for garrick.

Please take note, sliding a dead bait on the setup above targeting sharks and big GT's caused me plenty heartache. For that purpose I use my ol' trusty (and rusty) Saltist 50 loaded with .45 - .50 - .55 mono. I have shed enough tears using the wrong setup........ Advice from me? Go for quality on all tackle

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