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Old 02-18-2011, 09:25 AM
BigDave BigDave is offline
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You might want to look at the Rio Leviathan lines - I beleive they all have a core strength of 75# or better. They are great casting lines, btw. The setup your friend described is almost identical to what many bluefin anglers use, including the straight shot of heavy floro for a 'leader'. I have not broken a fly line but have toasted a couple of Leviathans while fighting fish, separating the core from the coating. The same setup is very effective for large wreck fish where you need to haul them away from structure without surrenduring any backing. A 12-weight is minimum firepower for this tactic IMHO. I would think the tippet is almost always going to snap before the line due to abrasion, the knot at the fly, and the generous amount of stretch in most mono-core fly lines.
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