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tld 25 trolling braid or mono?
August 24, 2017 4:50 am EST
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tld 25 trolling braid or mono?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: tld 25 trolling braid or mono? Reply with quote

I do most of my fishing live or dead bait for kings and such with tld 20's. I get out to the stream maybe 2 or 3 times a year at the most. I have a couple of old big triton 30's and some TLD 25's spooled with 40 lb mono. Have caught some nice mahi on those but really looking to go for wahoo.

Just wondering if you'd respool those 25's with braid to troll for wahoo. Not going to do high speed or anything, just pulling ballyhoo and maybe a big yozuri. Do I need that extra line capacity for decent wahoo or should I just stay with the mono?

I don't go to the stream enough to justify upgrading tackle for that yet but for those couple trips a year I am thinking of switching my 25's to braid.

Thoughts?
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll be fine with mono, tons of wahoo and mahi caught over the years with 40 lb mono on TLD 25s.

That said, you'll come out cheaper in the long run and be more prepared if you hook a granddaddy hoo or the man in the blue suit if you put 400 yards of 65 lb braid on as backing then top it off with 40 or 50 lb mono.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will never get more than 17# of drag out of a stock TLD 25 and 22# out of a carbon drag, heavily modified one. The cases tend to break around 23-24#.

Using the 2X standard 17x2=34#. 30 pound mono typically breaks closer to 40 pounds.

So, 30# mono is fine. The only benefit to braid below 65 pound test is reduced water drag and less line belly, which is actually beneficial when fighting some fish.

I spool my TLD25s with 30# Momoi. Set the strike drag static with a 12# downrigger ball, and go fishing.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timorjc wrote:


Using the 2X standard 17x2=34#. 30 pound mono typically breaks closer to 40 pounds.

So, 30# mono is fine. The only benefit to braid below 65 pound test is reduced water drag and less line belly, which is actually beneficial when fighting some fish.


I've always heard 1/3 as the standard. The other benefits to braid are capacity and lifespan. Spectra/dyneema don't really have a shelf life like mono does.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wavescrash wrote:
Timorjc wrote:


Using the 2X standard 17x2=34#. 30 pound mono typically breaks closer to 40 pounds.

So, 30# mono is fine. The only benefit to braid below 65 pound test is reduced water drag and less line belly, which is actually beneficial when fighting some fish.


I've always heard 1/3 as the standard. The other benefits to braid are capacity and lifespan. Spectra/dyneema don't really have a shelf life like mono does.


Drag setting 10#=30# mono. Old standard. 33%
With modern mono 50% is more accurate. Drag setting 15#=30# mono. 30# suffix breaks around 38#. Momoi is closer to 40-41#

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still use 1/3, just use actual break strength (data is available) :)  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 6 tld 25s and troll offshore with them for anything that will bite. I've caught nice hoos up to about 60 pounds and a 65ish sailfish. I've got about 2/3 spool of 65# braid and the rest 40# mono. I've never had a fish get me down to the braid...yet. Running straight mono will be fine for what you are trying to do. Don't know that the braid backing is worth it on those reels. Just my .02.  
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