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    Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 9:44am
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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?
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it depends what you hook. will generally be fine but some times there is no gear that will stop them.
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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
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Anyone got a second hand pe8 rod they want to flick on?
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should be allgood I think personally. like said above some you will never stop
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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.
give it death!
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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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