Possum popping

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daniel horne
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Possum popping

Post by daniel horne » Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:06 pm

Looking for recommendations on lines and leader setups for a six weight rod for throwing discos in to structure over the summer

Thanks Dan

Tony Ong
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Re: Possum popping

Post by Tony Ong » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:34 pm

Hi Dan. I’ve settled on the Rio Bass line. It’s a full floating line with a bulky front taper to turn over the large flies that we use. Will need to special order this line, as it’s not one that Gillies carry in their standard range. I’ve tried a variety of lines over the years, and this is the best by far.
Leader wise, keep it short. 6 - 7 feet. I use all mono, as fluoro tends to drag the flies down. Tippet is 15 pounds. Busted off a few big break fishing lighter tippets. The heavier tippets dont seem to reduce the number of hits.

daniel horne
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Re: Possum popping

Post by daniel horne » Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:37 am

Thanks tony I’ll speak to you soon about placing an order

What is a good material and size for the butt section of the leader I assume your talking about a two or a three piece leader

Thanks

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