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I've got my mind on purchasing the Daiwa Sealine SLX50HA. I'm going to split time kayaking bait out and casting from the beach for sharks. Any of you use this setup?

I was comfortable using my Shimano Baitrunner 6500B with 50# power Pro with a nice heavy shock leader of mono. But I think the Daiwa sealine will allow me to horse the bigger ones.

Any advice is welcome....as long as it's good!

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AWESOME choice for a reel. great for yakking or casting, just make sure you put the brakes in...trust me. I have one but havent used it yet since it hasnt seen the shark season but It will be abused this summer. I also have two in the 30 size.

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personally I would reccomend that you still use 20 lb. mono. the extra line is worth more that the couple extra pounds of breaking strength plus it can be a pain to cast 30 lb. mono sometimes. what you can do is have a longer shock leader (50' or more) so you can horse him when he is close.

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personally I would reccomend that you still use 20 lb. mono. the extra line is worth more that the couple extra pounds of breaking strength plus it can be a pain to cast 30 lb. mono sometimes. what you can do is have a longer shock leader (50' or more) so you can horse him when he is close.

If I'm not mistaken 50# Power Pro has a diameter equal to that of 12# mono. Are you saying 20# mono is still the best bet over braid on a conventional?

And my buddy sent me the thresher picture, however, I have to figure out how to crop him out of the picture because he is an under cover detective. I'll figure a way and get it posted.

I appreciate the feedback pierman..thanks!

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I have heard a few people say that the strong braid will warp the spool after a while. plus I can't stand casting braid.

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