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White Island advice

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Topic: White Island advice
Posted By: coroben
Subject: White Island advice
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 9:44am
Have a Talica 12 with pe6 on a Shimano energy concept pe 4-6.

Is this to light for White Island or can I get away with it?



Replies:
Posted By: *stu*
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 1:11pm
it depends what you hook. will generally be fine but some times there is no gear that will stop them.


Posted By: Structfab
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 2:12pm
might get away with, but you'll be spewing if that fish of a lifetime hooks up and you can't stop it. A PE8 set would give you a fighting chance


Posted By: coroben
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 3:03pm
Anyone got a second hand pe8 rod they want to flick on?


Posted By: home bouy
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 3:25pm
should be allgood I think personally. like said above some you will never stop


Posted By: ChrisW
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2018 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by coroben coroben wrote:

Have a Talica 12 with pe6 on a Shimano energy concept pe 4-6.

Is this to light for White Island or can I get away with it?

Talica 12 will be a reasonable match to PE6.

If you want heavier PE8 line, then the Talica 12 probably won't have the drag performance to match.

White has a full range form rats to monsters.  Choose your target fish then tackle up for it.


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give it death!


Posted By: Cheeko
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2018 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by coroben coroben wrote:

Have a Talica 12 with pe6 on a Shimano energy concept pe 4-6.

Is this to light for White Island or can I get away with it?


I am no expert but I used a Talica 12 at the 3 kings with PE10 Berkley braid on two separate trips. Whilst capacity wasnt the best I never got dusted on kings but we were only dropping in about 60-70m of water so didn't need a full spool of braid. Good luck   



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