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Tackle Selection - Need Some Help

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Anyone who has good knowledge and experience please help me in selecting the right stuff as I do not know much.

 

Main Line - I want to be using mono main line but I do not know what correct size to use? (I have a $100 Shimano 4000 size spinning reel and 10ft rod. Fish that I am going for will be Bream, Snapper, Trevally, Kingfish and all the good stuff out there)

Trace/Leader Line - For the trace leader I want to use Flurocarbon but do not know what weight I should be using? 

Swivel - What type of swivel and size should I be using? 

Hooks - Gonna be using circle hooks but do not know what size to use? (Need a hook size that will go round with catching: Bream, Snapper, Trevally, Kingfish and similar. Will be using bait such as pilchards, prawns, yakkas, live baits etc... what size would be good for all round for those?)

Sinkers - How to tell what size sinker I need? 

 

 

Thanks!

 

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Have a look on your rod.There should be a line rating on it. Same about reel.

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5 hours ago, Green Hornet said:

I reckon you should go into a specialist fishing tackle store and talk to the guys behind the counter.

Nah already tried. Went to a shop before and tried asking them for more info and they don’t even know. I rather do my research on forums as that is what it is for. - If anyone can help me answer my questions would be appreciated. I will lost down the specs of my reel and rod soon.

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16 hours ago, savit said:

Have a look on your rod.There should be a line rating on it. Same about reel.

Reel is 8-240, 10-200, 12-160 (LB-Yards) and Rod is 6-8kg. Still dont know what I should be using. Can someone help me out?

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Having an all purpose rod for bream, trevally, snapper and kings isn't necessarily the best idea. Where would you be fishing, and what style fishing would it be? I would have entirely different advice for beach fishing vs land based lure flicking for example. If you want to have one multi purpose rod for every situation and every fish you will never be happy, so it's a good idea to narrow down what you want to do with the rod before deciding how to rig it.

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buddy you really need to decide exactly what you want to do.

there is soooo much specialist tackle available now, guys will have multiple combos to chase 1 species with different methods (trolling, casting, plastics, metals, poppers, stickbaits, downrigging, jigging etc.

so you need to decide on A species,

next you need to decide where (beach, rock, boat, shallow, deep etc)

then decide how you would like to catch them (bait, plastics, metals, sticbaits etc)

once you know what you want to do we can help more.

alternatively you can spool your rod up with 10pd line and try and catch a fish (not in the most efficient way but doable anyway)

get back to us.

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fill it with 10lb braid and use 1.5 mtrs nylon trace up front to tie too...you will get probably 300mtrs of braid on..10lb braid normally breaks higher than 12lb so you will be able to work it well thru your rod..your questions on tackle selection are fairly broad.and.hard to give exact answers..best idea is to target a certain species as you will have more success than just throwin an hopin...rick

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I’m doing land based jetty, wharf and rock fishing. Type of fish I want to catch are mainly Snapper, Kings. Since I have yet to catch a decent size one. Breams and that I’ve caught many times. Now back to my original question first post if any can help? As I need to go and buy the tackle real soon so I need to know what to get....

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16 hours ago, Armpits said:

Reel is 8-240, 10-200, 12-160 (LB-Yards) and Rod is 6-8kg. Still dont know what I should be using. Can someone help me out?

8kg mono should get you started for Snapper and small Kings. Same size leader or slightly less so it breaks before the main line does.

 Once you learn more you can fine tune or even upgrade your gear. 

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Based on your gear and target species I’d do the following:

buy 300 metres of platypus 6kg low stretch mono.

dont worry about swivels, fluro trace or circle hooks.

add a size 0 or 00 sinker and run it straight to the hook.

use a good quality silver colour 1/0 hook.

use half pilchards as bait. YouTube how to present the bait properly.

IMPORTANT: double the line when tying the uni knot to the hook. If you don’t the bigger species will bust you off.

This will give you a really broad target of species and you fish the full column of water as the bait will slowly sink to the bottom. You can catch bream, trevally, snapper, flathead, Salmon, Tailor and if you’re really luck the odd hungry king.

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2 hours ago, flatheadluke said:

Based on your gear and target species I’d do the following:

buy 300 metres of platypus 6kg low stretch mono.

dont worry about swivels, fluro trace or circle hooks.

add a size 0 or 00 sinker and run it straight to the hook.

use a good quality silver colour 1/0 hook.

use half pilchards as bait. YouTube how to present the bait properly.

IMPORTANT: double the line when tying the uni knot to the hook. If you don’t the bigger species will bust you off.

This will give you a really broad target of species and you fish the full column of water as the bait will slowly sink to the bottom. You can catch bream, trevally, snapper, flathead, Salmon, Tailor and if you’re really luck the odd hungry king.

Thanks great help! Can I ask what is the difference between having the sinker down with the hook than having sinker above the swivel. Never really found out what the difference is.

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1 hour ago, Armpits said:

Thanks great help! Can I ask what is the difference between having the sinker down with the hook than having sinker above the swivel. Never really found out what the difference is.

You want a sinker above the swivel primarily when suspending bait off the bottom in mid water so that the offering looks more natural. Or you may want a lighter/heavier trace than mainline for toothy critters or in case you get snagged. Eg luderick fishing or live baiting.

you can make things as complicated or as simple as you like, both have their pros and cons. I’ve suggested a simple approach that is effective but a more specialised approach (as others have mentioned) will deliver better results (but cost more and have a higher margin for error).

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