Spooling up a 130

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  1. Old Mud

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    I use 200# Dacron filled to 3/4" of full spool. 1 skein (100 ft.) of 200# Jinki 2 fathoms up inside the Dacron. A 350# Spro. then 1 1/2 fathoms of 200# Seaguar floro. Have been doing that since they came out with Floro. before that the 200# top shot would go right to the hook. Since going with floro. and the swivel i changed my bomb to 1/2" tubing and flair the end to slide down without hanging up on the swivel.

    Works for me. :)
     
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    Yup. I know that I'm over thinking things. I'm actually having a blast learning about the fishery and can't wait to get on the water and put some of it to use. I know that you guys have spent a lot of time and money to figure out what equipment works best for you. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me and giving me a good head start .
     
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    How long does the straight dacron line last ? I know it would depend a lot on how much fishing you would do with it. But do you usually change it out every season? Also I was wondering about those bombs. Do you use one on every set up ? I know lots of guys use them when fishing lite leaders to help stop with the chew offs. I would have thought with 200 pound floro that would be less likely to happen. Thanks for sharing your setup and thanks for sharing all those sweet mermaids you post.;)
     
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    Always wondered how you land so many mermaids without breaking them off.
     
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    Chafing gear !! :D
     
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    06, your Dacron will last 2 or 3 years or longer with no problem as long as you take care of it. I dry pack my reels at first and take a ride out, let em all out (takes whatever twists you might have in them) then wet pack them as i'm spraying fresh water on them. I use $20.tree sprayer for that and when we finish up the trip. As in anything you have to take care of your gear.
     
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    I've heard of guys packing reels that way. My boats on a trailer so I could put in a fresh water lake and do the same thing. Something to give some thought to. I will definitely be keeping up with my gear . Nothing in this game is cheap and it's just not worth not keeping it in good condition. Thanks again for the insight, and all the great mermaids.

    Rob
     
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    My pleasure. :D
     
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    Liking Mud's idea, especially for
    putting the rods to bed at the end of the season, while steaming back in on that last day. The garden spray is clever inlou of a freshwater wash down.

    My install, I put a spare rod holder in an old desk, stung the line thru 4 screw eyes zig-zagging across the garage to get tension, then finaly thru a tuna bomb under a cinder block in a kiddy pool. Certainly didnt get the twists out that way but haven't noticed it being an issue.
     
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    I like Mud's idea to. I'm only 15 minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee. I could run a line out behind the boat and pack it back on while under way. Hell, the looks I would get from the guys out trolling for salmon when I went by with that big 130 would be worth it alone.
     
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    Might as well tie a Micky Flinn, you never know....
     
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    To add some life to the Dacron you can pull off a 100 or so yards off and but splice a new piece of Dacron on.
     
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    True bud . I check mine every fall and wouldn't put anything back on that i was worried about. I rebuild and lube my reels in the fall/winter also just to make sure all is good. If i loose a fish it will be my fault not the fault of my gear. :)
     
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    So I'm just curious, why do you run just dacron while so many others have switched to hollow spectra on there reels. Is it just because that's what has always worked for you, and you never found a need to change ? Or did you try the spectra at some point and didn't like it?
     
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    I have only used Spectra on a couple of other boats that i fish with now and then. The Dacron i use is hollow and less money than the Spectra, so I think "if it ain't broke don't fix it". :)
     
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    That's what I figured but I thought I would ask. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, i don't mind change but only if it will help me in some way. I'm not much for change just for the sake of change. :)
     
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    Old mud is fishing for mermaids not tuna.
     
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    It's a lot easier fishing for Tuna and getting them to bite than fishing for Mermaids and getting them to NOT bite !!. :D
     
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    Yea. The biggest bite they take is usually right out of the wallet.
     

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