Caught the bug

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Caught the bug

Post by ccc » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:19 am

Hi Guys

I've caught the billfish bug and now want to buy some quality gear (rods & reels) but not sure where to start. What do you use or what do you recommend?
I live in the Pilbara and I be using the outfits for Spanish Mackeral, dolphin fish, wahoo, and now billies!!!!

Thanks in advance
CCC

PS, if you havnt read my post have a look, this was my first go at Billies
http://fishingterritory.com/pilbara-kim ... 27303.html
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Re: Caught the bug

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Post by ccc » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:54 am

ken_dog wrote:ERROR 404 - PAGE NOT FOUND
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Should be working now??
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Re: Caught the bug

Post by 2rods » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:02 am

What is your budget like?

TLD 15 is big enough to do what you want.
Penn 16 vsx is shiny

Or look at a big spin reel....
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Post by ccc » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:07 am

2rods wrote:What is your budget like?

TLD 15 is big enough to do what you want.
Penn 16 vsx is shiny

Or look at a big spin reel....
Didnt think the TLD 15 had enough line capacity. A couple of times we ran very short of line on the Marlin.
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Re: Caught the bug

Post by 2rods » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:21 am

Could always step it up to a TLD 20 and put 10kg on it
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Re: Caught the bug

Post by 300hp » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:52 pm

CCC check out Canyon Australia they have what your looking for.The reels and rods are first class.
www.canyonreels.com.au
Canyon reels Australia and ask for martin burling this is high quality gear at a great price.

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Post by Mr RiverBabe » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:11 pm

PM Deepblack. He had a heap of gear for sale not sure hat he has left but could be worth a PM even if just for advice. Also read his Billfish blog in here. He goes right through all the gear and so fourth he recommends.

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Post by Swoffa » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:44 am

Something around a 10Wt with plenty of backing should get you there. :D
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Re: Caught the bug

Post by ken_dog » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:31 am

:lolpoint: saw that coming...

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Post by deepblack » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:00 pm

CCC,
Are you wanting to fish mono or braid?
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Re: Caught the bug

Post by ccc » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:10 pm

[quote="deepblack"]CCC,
Are you wanting to fish mono or braid?[/quote]
Tell me more, i thought that mono was the way to go, but im here to learn so what is best. I have just picked up a tld30 With a wilson live fibre for the right price. Plan to chase sails and marlin
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Re: Caught the bug

Post by dodgyone » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:05 pm

I find mono to be better at keeping hooks in fish. I have caught billies on braid but most of what I do these days is line class fishing so rarely more than 10kg.
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