Is 40lb big game too big???

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by field989, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. field989

    field989 New Member

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    i bought some 40lb big game line, it is clear, i put it on one of my abus, is this to heavy LB of line


    THANKS

    Jeff
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    No I don think it's to big if you are after big fish.
     

  3. drewk

    drewk New Member

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    it matters what size fish your fishing for man, i got 30 pound on my abu
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I think It will be fine.I have 30lb big game on mine and it does great.You just won't be able to have as much as say 20lb or 30lb test on it.
    Good Luck!!!
     
  5. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    It's not too big for a big fish, but at that point I'd probably switch over to a braid.
     
  6. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    I use 40lb. Big Game on my 7000 Abu. It is good line.
     
  7. field989

    field989 New Member

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    well i do have power pro on my other pole and i love it but i wanted to try big game cause i have heard good things about it,

    the fish i am targeting is in the 30lb range but there will be more small ones but i try to go from 20lb fish on up lol but thats not the way it always works out:big_smile:


    plus if i want to go down in lb test i can still use that 40lb as leader, which is what i am also doing right now
     
  8. kurt

    kurt New Member

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    I run the 50# solar green. I love it, and it cast reel good also. I dont worry about snags either, because i swear i have brought in logs with this line on my 7000c3. I think the bigger line is easy to see at night, without a light too.
     
  9. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    I use the 40lb. green with low visibility on all my Penn 209's and my CHZ60. I buy it in a spool of 1480yds. With all the rocks and salt water here it's never let me down. I think you'll like it too. The line comes out pretty smooth, without much memory. I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Don
     
  10. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    The 40# Big Game is tough stuff! I was fishing from shore on my local river about a month ago and got a snag on a long cast I made. I'm talking like 50 yds. out there, well I start trying to break the line and it starts comin' in. It took me a good while but I brought in a 15" tire. Line would not break, felt like I was bringin' in a tree!
     
  11. J.P.M.

    J.P.M. New Member

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    I agree with kurt it is tough line and i also use the 50# test so i recommend it , but that doesn't mean much.