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    I am gearing up for Yellowfin fishing next Summer. What is the best test and type of line people are spooling up??
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    Re: Yellowfin question
    It depends on the size of the reels that you are using. If you have 50 lb class tackle with lever drag reels like Penn Internationals or Shimano TLD 50's then you will be fine with straight 50 or 60lb mono as they have plenty of line capacity. If you have 30's or lighter then you may want to go with 50lb braid and a top shot of about 100 yards of 40 or 50 lb mono. This will give you the stretch that you need to not rip hooks out and possibly break outriggers, but have the line capacity with a smaller lighter reel.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Yellowfin question
    Thank you, that's what I have, for Penn 50s with 50lb mono. Any ideas on a good supplier of hook/leader setups?
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    Kingsransome42, I'm a do it myself kind of person. I'm pretty sure I need to order hooks, wire leader, crimps and rubber sleeves right? Just maybe need some specs so I order the right gear.
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    The hooks I use are mustad 7692 tinned in an 8/0. As far as leaders I use 80lb fluorocarbon for wind on leaders on some rods and have 100lb mono and 80lb flouro for regular leaders. You will need 1.0 and 1.3 size crimps so you can get the pin in the crimp with the mono. I use #8 or 9 wire for the pin. On the chin weight I use a 1/4 or 3/8 oz weight. Good luck and post a report!!!
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    Thank you very much, this is just the info I needed! I promised my wife I wouldn't waste any money buying the wrong gear! I should be ready to fish out of Ocracoke next May.
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