What line is ok for making rigs?

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What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby molehill » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:57 pm

Hi Guy's,
Its been too many years since I did any sea fishing. I plan to do some in a couple of weeks time along the Pembrokeshire coastline. I am replacing all my lines and thought I would use 20lb Sufix Tritanium as reel line, 60lb Ultima Powerflex as shock and and 20lb Amnesia as snood. Could I use the Powerflex as main rig line or can you recommend something else? Am I going too heavy with my lines? I am not sure whether I'll be fishing over rocky ground or sandy beach.

I would appreciate any advice.

Cheers

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby Richie Fisher » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:11 pm

molehill wrote:Hi Guy's,
Its been too many years since I did any sea fishing. I plan to do some in a couple of weeks time along the Pembrokeshire coastline. I am replacing all my lines and thought I would use 20lb Sufix Tritanium as reel line, 60lb Ultima Powerflex as shock and and 20lb Amnesia as snood. Could I use the Powerflex as main rig line or can you recommend something else? Am I going too heavy with my lines? I am not sure whether I'll be fishing over rocky ground or sandy beach.

I would appreciate any advice.

Cheers



I would be inclined to use proper rig body line maybe Sakuma or Ultima. It should be as strong as your shockleader to avoid crack-offs. Search ebay for rig body ;)

You could get away with 20lb snoods. I've personally found 30lb tangles less around the rig body.
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby molehill » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:57 pm

Hi Richie Fisher, Thanks for responding. The website I intend in purchasing all my bits, sadly, do not sell the Sakuma..... what Ultima would you recommend for making up rig bodies?

Again.... thanks for the speedy reply.

Molehill.

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby barney » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:02 pm

Richie Fisher wrote:
molehill wrote:Hi Guy's,
Its been too many years since I did any sea fishing. I plan to do some in a couple of weeks time along the Pembrokeshire coastline. I am replacing all my lines and thought I would use 20lb Sufix Tritanium as reel line, 60lb Ultima Powerflex as shock and and 20lb Amnesia as snood. Could I use the Powerflex as main rig line or can you recommend something else? Am I going too heavy with my lines? I am not sure whether I'll be fishing over rocky ground or sandy beach.

I would appreciate any advice.

Cheers



I would be inclined to use proper rig body line maybe Sakuma or Ultima. It should be as strong as your shockleader to avoid crack-offs. Search ebay for rig body ;)

You could get away with 20lb snoods. I've personally found 30lb tangles less around the rig body.

or you could just ,,,,,,,"borrow" them :dance: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :think:
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby molehill » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:11 pm

Cheers Barney...... Your advice is as useful as a chocolate teapot!

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby Steve Duffy » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:59 pm

molehill wrote:Cheers Barney...... Your advice is as useful as a chocolate teapot!



I think Barney might have been having a dig at Richie. :think: :lol:
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby barney » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:06 pm

molehill wrote:Cheers Barney...... Your advice is as useful as a chocolate teapot!

What about an ashtray on a motorbike,,,, :lol: :lol: :roll:
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby Richie Fisher » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:31 pm

You could get away with 20lb snoods. I've personally found 30lb tangles less around the rig body.[/quote]


or you could just ,,,,,,,"borrow" them :dance: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :think:[/quote]



Chris, all the ones I borrowed off you are on the seabed around North Wales somewhere :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby barney » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:36 pm

Richie Fisher wrote:You could get away with 20lb snoods. I've personally found 30lb tangles less around the rig body.



or you could just ,,,,,,,"borrow" them :dance: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :think:[/quote]



Chris, all the ones I borrowed off you are on the seabed around North Wales somewhere :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]
As long as you got some mileage out of them,,no probs mate :dance:
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby baggin » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:29 pm

molehill wrote:Hi Guy's,
Its been too many years since I did any sea fishing. I plan to do some in a couple of weeks time along the Pembrokeshire coastline. I am replacing all my lines and thought I would use 20lb Sufix Tritanium as reel line, 60lb Ultima Powerflex as shock and and 20lb Amnesia as snood. Could I use the Powerflex as main rig line or can you recommend something else? Am I going too heavy with my lines? I am not sure whether I'll be fishing over rocky ground or sandy beach.

I would appreciate any advice.

Cheers


Hi molehill. The Powerflex will be perfect for making clipped rig bodies, I use it myself but in 70lb. It has very little stretch and knots well, one of the best lines available mate. For flapping rigs the sakuma line is great. Pretty stretchy but this doesn't matter on flapping rigs. Very supple too.

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby molehill » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:22 pm

Tanks a million Baggin!

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby mocksqueek » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:08 am

80LB Ultima power flex good rig body . Suffix supple link for hook lengths .

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby Steve Duffy » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:14 am

mocksqueek wrote:80LB Ultima power flex good rig body . Suffix supple link for hook lengths .


Thank goodness Molehill got the answer he wanted way back in 2011.
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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby Szabs » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:54 pm

Steve Duffy wrote:
mocksqueek wrote:80LB Ultima power flex good rig body . Suffix supple link for hook lengths .


Thank goodness Molehill got the answer he wanted way back in 2011.

Someone please stop the rain and the wind, Steve needs to go out and do some fishing lol

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Re: What line is ok for making rigs?

Postby davie495 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:43 pm

spanner in the works coming up........

60lb greased weasel..

wonder if Molehill is still even fishing!?! :lol:

on a serious note... would be nice to actually get out and wet some bloody rigs!
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