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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 01:37 am
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Ets05
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Howzit guys im on a bit of a mission, im not new to sliding at all and have always used good old double x it hasnt disappointed me yet only the occasional burn off or being cut off on rocks but now comes the question, has anyone used maxima marine green for sliding? Its probably one of the toughest lines out there from what ive experienced with other types of fishing but how does it handle in the surf is it a heavy line that gets dragged easily? Does it stretch a lot im looking to use the .55 im not worried about the breaking strain as it breaks well above the rating

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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 09:59 am
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FLUKE
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It is however not the greatest casting line and I think that there are better casting lines available that offer similar abrasion resistance.
With sliding you always use a leader so the abrasion resistance is not the primary consideration IMO.
Casting can cause more damage than rocks if the line "lifts or the coils spring open" coming off the spool.

I used Maxima marine green for bass fishing because I'm casting short range and have no leader so maximum abrasion resistance is critical when fishing the structure bass hide in, however, I would never consider it for my Rock & Surf fishing, for that I use Awa Shima Big Game.

Big Game cast BRILLIANTLY has decent abrasion resistance and decent breaking strain for it's diameter. It is also cheap enough that I just replace it frequently because NO line that gets dragged into the rocks by a shark will be OK afterwards.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 11:13 am
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Occie
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Hi Fluke do you use the red one or the blue.
Have you found any difference in the two?
Currently have the red on but havent really tested its abrasion resistance yet.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 11:34 am
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FLUKE
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I prefer the Blue but I use the red as well.
The blue seems to cast a little better but both are good and I will happily use them both.
I think the abrasion resistance of Big Game is good, I'm not convinced it's the best on abrasion but it has the best abrasion resistance of any line that knots well and casts well and I believe it's the best offer on the market.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 12:13 pm
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Occie
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Ok cool actaully have both.
Lost my confidence in seagrand...

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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 12:35 pm
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Ets05 wrote: Howzit guys im on a bit of a mission, im not new to sliding at all and have always used good old double x it hasnt disappointed me yet only the occasional burn off or being cut off on rocks but now comes the question, has anyone used maxima marine green for sliding? Its probably one of the toughest lines out there from what ive experienced with other types of fishing but how does it handle in the surf is it a heavy line that gets dragged easily? Does it stretch a lot im looking to use the .55 im not worried about the breaking strain as it breaks well above the rating

Hi Ets05,

Natal tackle shops don't stock Awa Shima Big Game line.  

I only use Double X (Hi-Vis) 0.47mm to 0.55mm for sliding and Maxima Ultra Green as my leader line.

Hope that helps!!

 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2015 07:18 pm
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Dbbl x Rainbow.
Good product and well priced too.


http://www.rapalasa.co.za/products/browse.php?brand=double+x&top_cat=linewire&prodgroup_parent=monoxx

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 Posted: Sat Nov 19th, 2016 02:25 am
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Tope
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Is there a braid hats ok for sliding ?

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