Hey All, Those pics of my son show the biggest fish (18-3) of the night. As soon as the clicker sang, I grabbed the rig and knew the fish was on, but something wasn't right. I pulled & she pulled back, but the line stayed in the exact same place. Three or four times I gained a few feet of line, then lost it back. Log. I am convinced that we never would have pulled that (relatively) small fish out of there with mere 20 or even 30 pound test. I checked my 60# Ande leader yesterday (remember, I use 8'-9' leaders) and it felt like tree bark between my fingers. Robert Ruark is famous for coining the phrase "Use enough gun". Well, I say "Use enough rod, reel, & line!" My recipe: 80-100# superbraid on the reel, Albright knot to 9' of 60# mono, slide on a small barrel swivel (with 10" of 12# mono for tying on the weight), bead, 150# barrel swivel, 12" 60# mono, big circle hook. Palomar knots on both ends of the barrel swivel, Uni-Knot in the hook eye. The braid lasts 3-4 years, and there's a lot of 9' pieces of 60# mono on a spool, so this setup is very economical, too. The thin diameter of the braid has way less drag in the current than heavy mono, too. Pic of Albright knot attached, see the instructions at killroys.com/knots/albright.htm Good fishing!