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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 04:39 pm
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Haggers
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Nepptune wrote: Graeme - Sorry man, I've had ZERO experience with the Cortland.... not heard too much about it either from the guys....
Can you find Tuff Line XP anywhere? What about getting Sami to Fed-Ex you some Varivas or Avani?

I think for popping, capacity isn't too much of an issue, especially for GT's.... if they take 100 yards of line off you, you probably gonna lose them in the bricks anyway.... when I fished Seychelles, if you let them take more than 50 metres of backing, you could kiss them good bye.... lock the drag and hang on....

I don't really know what to say guys....this braid issue is worrying....

Graeme - Spoke to Fed Ex yesterday, said my rod was in customs in Johannesburg( supposed to arrive Wednesday )..... spoke to them this morning asking what time it will be delivered today... and they now tell me its still in France!!!! Freight companies are a RIP OFF!~!!!! Bastard.... every one of them!!!


Imported me 275m of 65lb from the US, waiting for delivery, will let you know once we test it.

Regards

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 04:47 pm
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better still, send me your spools of Avani and Varivas.

Intention is to set +/- 12kg and try brake the succkers from the start . . . if they take few metres its history and there goes my $50 popper unless I have that avani from u

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 04:57 pm
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Nepptune
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hahahahaha!! Graeme, bru, if I had any spools of Varivas or Avani, I would send them to you..... But unfortunately I don't..... I've only got YGK on my 20K, and if I send that with you, I'm out of a heavy jigging set up.....

But I think we are maybe worrying a little too much about this issue.... I reckon, go test your set up in completely form.... Rig up the Carpenter with the Stella, and set your drag at 12 kilos, tie in a twisted leader for shock absorbtion, and tie the popper to something 50 metres away and go to town on the thing.... I reckon the combo of the twisted leader, the rod bend and the silky Stella drag could surprise you.....

And bru, you are gonna leave a couple of those $50 poppers behind no matter what you do!! :-)

My old man is a big wood turner, I'm gonna design some stick baits and poppers and get him to build them up for me.....

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 05:04 pm
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pinnoccio, explain how a tree = GT in 5m H20. have u been smoking pop's wood chips?

i ain't worried one bit mate, 15 days to go

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 05:10 pm
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hahahahaha!!!! Bru you make me lag man....
What I'm saying is that your entire set up is going to give some shock abosrbtion.... so if you were to tie your popper to something solid, and then "SIMULATE" a strike by striking and "pretending" to fight the tree or whatever it is, you can get a good idea of the strain you can put on your set up.... Striking against a solid object can give you a good idea of the actual breaking level of your set up, rather than your line... You know what I mean?

As to smokin Pop's wood chips.... it is friday after all...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 05:17 pm
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happy friday, off to find a tame tree in jhb

Let me know when rod arrives & if u want yor goodies from NY, send the loaded 20 000 spool today not monday after weekend fishin when braid is all poked

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 05:23 pm
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Hahahahah!!! Good luck on your search for a tame tree in JHB.....:-)

Bru, if you try and hold my stuff hostage I'll send messages to all my GT friends up around Kilwa and tell them not to eat for a week.... They don't call me Nepptune for nothing mate.... Hahahahahaah!!
Lekker weekend mate, I'm sure we'll chat soon.


PS - Take pics of you takin on the tree!:-)

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 Posted: Sun Feb 3rd, 2008 02:57 pm
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Have found braid sold this year not 5 years ago, that is ok. Yesterday tested Power Pro 80Lb and Tuff 100lb braid at Solly's 4Ways.

Tuff broke consistently at or above 70lb = 70%. This is best braid test results so far.

Power pro 80lb broke in the 30lb's range.

Loaded Stella 10 & 20's with few spools of Tuff and 80lb maxima mono as backing. Price of tuff 100lb is about R400 / 300m so bit expensive.

am happy to finally join the ranks of the bronzie hunters who have no problem with 5 year old braid . . . conclusion after a bronzies 1st run, they don't pull much and its purely a waiting game while they muck around in the rock free backline :cool:. . . .

. . . . hope u guys never need stopping power with current braid cos then yu'r gonna cry:help

PS never buy a SureCatch 50kg scale cos we break shop's scale doing 70lb tests

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 Posted: Sun Feb 3rd, 2008 08:59 pm
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It seems that we still don't have any answer from all the manufacturers. Anyone still pursuing this matter? Should I buy braid as backing for my Shimano Stella 20000FA?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2008 12:25 am
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Fisherman,

I just spooled my Stella 20 000 with about 50m maxima mono +/-90 lb (0.55mm) and then put on 300m of Tuff 100lb braid (0.47mm). This is plenty line and i can always  chase fish down in boat if i ever have to.

Nepptune will give good advice on stellas

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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2008 10:56 am
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GL,

U talking about tuf line XP?

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Haggers, spot on

Tuff Line XP 100lb

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GL wrote: Haggers, spot on

Tuff Line XP 100lb


Great stuff then,

ordered me Tuff line XP 65lb for my Torium, so its breaking strain should be close to ACTUAL 45lb ...

how does this compare to Berkley Whiplash ito the testing?

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Haggers... on page 5 of this thread, GL did tests on the Whiplash and it returned 36lb breaking for marked 80lb?!

@MASTER ASSASSIN - Kish have you tackled the Tackle Centre with this info yet? What do they say?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2008 03:08 pm
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Reefman wrote: Haggers... on page 5 of this thread, GL did tests on the Whiplash and it returned 36lb breaking for marked 80lb?!

@MASTER ASSASSIN - Kish have you tackled the Tackle Centre with this info yet? What do they say?

Haggers, TUFF LINE XP is made by Western Filament. Whiplash is made by Berkley and gave #$% results. Nepps advised finding Tuff Line XP which is what i did.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2008 05:44 pm
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Graeme - did you find a tame tree?

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Hi Graeme......word is that the Tuf Line XP from Western Filament is consistant. 70% is not what it should be, but comparitively speaking 70% is better than 40 or 50.

On Thursday, 275 yards 50lb set me back R349.......for consistancy? No complaints.

Cheers, royboy

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royboy wrote: Hi Graeme......word is that the Tuf Line XP from Western Filament is consistant. 70% is not what it should be, but comparitively speaking 70% is better than 40 or 50.

On Thursday, 275 yards 50lb set me back R349.......for consistancy? No complaints.

Cheers, royboy


Roy, you bought TufLine for R350?

BTW, your name is not on the list for the GP social bru?!:headb

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Hey Reefman good to chat. Yup, Angling Africa in Centurion, ask Charles nicely!!!!!

The GP Social? When is it dude? Didn't know there was one scheduled...please let me know when it is as I would like to attend.........so plse PM the info.

Sorry, that was 300 yards (275M)TufLine XP......they also have Yo-Zuri Surface Bull GT's at A VERY GOOD PRICE!!!!! I mean very good, like as in cheaper than the Haymaker 195's. Loaded up on some today, so happy about that.

Cheers...looking 4ward to the GP social!!!!!

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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2008 10:23 pm
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RoyBoy

when i catch GT's trailing 50lb braid at Baza in May, must i assume thats your tag & release sign and pm u????

read somewhere there are doggies off a drop off near baza so if u nice when we swop poppers, may tell u more about it :D Still waiting for NY package.

check out this months Inwater Mag, mouth watering stories about sailies at Baza in May/June . . . 2 frenchmen caught 33 during their stay at vilanculous last year . . . pity their rugby sucks

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