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What breaking strain leader do you mostly use when Barra fishing?

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2010, 04:39:42 PM »
Remember watching the Dam Hot dvds & seeing Matt Fraser catching big barra on 6kg line. I'm wondering who is going to tell him he's got it all wrong.
I guess its just another example of one fisho having different knowlege and techniques being used.

Open water Vs thick snaggy timber makes a big difference in regard to the original question asked. Awoonga in some ways is quite similar to Tinaroo. Large areas of open water in the basin, you could pull up a horse with some fine cotton;)

Robbie Waterhouse pulled plenty in with fine cotton....but look where it got him!!! :) :)

I use 80lb supple balck magic for softies, and 60lb for Hardbodies. I have had no troubles with either. You can pull up fish with anything...but the percentage of bustoffs (timber or open) thru fault, or no fault of the angler will increase the lighter you go with leader just because of the fish and its charicteristics.

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2010, 05:24:08 PM »
Robbie Waterhouse pulled plenty in with fine cotton....but look where it got him!!! :) :)
I use 80lb supple balck magic for softies, and 60lb for Hardbodies. I have had no troubles with either. You can pull up fish with anything...but the percentage of bustoffs (timber or open) thru fault, or no fault of the angler will increase the lighter you go with leader just because of the fish and its charicteristics.
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There's always a comedian, funny Steve. Nice one! :)
Your last sentence sums it up nicely.
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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2010, 05:43:16 PM »
Remember watching the Dam Hot dvds & seeing Matt Fraser catching big barra on 6kg line. I'm wondering who is going to tell him he's got it all wrong.
I guess its just another example of one fisho having different knowlege and techniques being used.

Open water Vs thick snaggy timber makes a big difference in regard to the original question asked. Awoonga in some ways is quite similar to Tinaroo. Large areas of open water in the basin, you could pull up a horse with some fine cotton.  ;)

Ask Matt what he uses these days .......  It wont be 6lb

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #63 on: December 01, 2010, 05:59:16 PM »
Robbie Waterhouse pulled plenty in with fine cotton....but look where it got him!!! :) :)

I use 80lb supple balck magic for softies, and 60lb for Hardbodies. I have had no troubles with either. You can pull up fish with anything...but the percentage of bustoffs (timber or open) thru fault, or no fault of the angler will increase the lighter you go with leader just because of the fish and its charicteristics.

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All it takes is to witness just once what one of these big beasts are capable of doing to a heavy leader!  -   
Once you do  .... if becomes difficult to really consider dropping down (in a big fish dam) .
I've had 2 big fish go through 80lb leader in under 10 seconds  -   not overly heavy drag
1 fish went through 80lb 10X in in one swipe of the gill rakers ........ big fish , all over red rover in a blink of an eye.

In the end - its up to the individual........ but why handicap your chances of landing what could be a fish of a lifetime

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2010, 05:10:42 AM »
All it takes is to witness just once what one of these big beasts are capable of doing to a heavy leader!  -   
Once you do  .... if becomes difficult to really consider dropping down (in a big fish dam) .
I've had 2 big fish go through 80lb leader in under 10 seconds  -   not overly heavy drag
1 fish went through 80lb 10X in in one swipe of the gill rakers ........ big fish , all over red rover in a blink of an eye.

In the end - its up to the individual........ but why handicap your chances of landing what could be a fish of a lifetime

Chris

Agree Chris, it was watching my daughter's 1m plus 'potential fish of a lifetime'  (she still talks about it) chomp through 60lb leader in a clear open run out into the basin after she had already fought it for sufficent time to think she had a look in to landing it that made me think - back to the future - why not wire like we used to?

 

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