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Default Re: Can a 10 wt rod handle all of this?

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Originally Posted by kfisher99 View Post
We have some good mako/thresher shark action down here in socal which average around 80-100 lbs sometimes getting up to 200. How would a 10 wt perform on a fish that large? I've fought them on light conventional gear but never seen anyone fly fish them, although I do know some people down south who fly fish them and they have used 10 wts before, my only fear is hooking a 350+ lb blue shark like I have before, which was 400 lbs and we had tuna/billfish conventional gear, and it was still rough. Shark fishing on the fly would be really sweet. And also what line(s) should I definetly have to be versatile in the salt?
This 150 pound Great White Shark was caught on a 8'4" 15 weight Scott Bluewater rod with an Abel Super 13. Jeff Patterson was fishing for Makos, but got something else. He was with shark guide, Conway Bowman. Most guys I know are using at least 13 weight rods.


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