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Old 04-12-2003, 07:16 AM
JR SPEY JR SPEY is offline
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The safety issue is one reason the IGFA refused to add the Big Game category to its record keeping. Fishing with loose line in the boat and using more than 20lb test is just asking for a disaster. I don't care that you have a knife or pliers on you. If a big fish drags you overboard everything will happen so fast I doubt you'd ever get a chance to use it. If you know how to fight a fish correctly 20lb is plenty strong enough, and yet it should still be your winkest link which is the intent.
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