Posted by jas on June 04, 2002 at 19:35:35:
In Reply to: How much line do I really need? posted by Eagle Eye on June 04, 2002 at 18:13:11:
If you work it right, that's more than enough line. As long as you're over 25lb or so. When it comes down to it, from a kayak, you don't need that much line (as you know). It just has to be strong enough to tow you. I'm around 200lbs and it seemed that 20lb Stren(breaking strength is higher w/ Stren High Impact) was enough to tow me without breaking. I really don't recommend using bass rigs, but I have accidentally caught them(80-120lb class) on my Abu Garica/Cal Star 100 yards of 20#. The one in the video doing aerials was hooked up on that rig.
Let them take a good run with your Macks. Put it in gear w/ not too tight of a drag. Slowly tighten your drag as you get lower on line. Even a tighten down drag shouldn't snap you, just tow you around.
Try to get towed sideways as opposed to following his direction with your bow. It can mean the difference from getting towed one mile or getting towed 3+ miles.
This stuff is super hairball, so make sure to bring the coconuts. Make sure everyone in your group brings their coconuts too.
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