Originally Posted by kfisher99
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?
I think if you're targeting fish that will almost certainly be over 50 lbs with anything less than a 12wt, you're setting up either failure or REALLY wearing out a fish.
And even if you were going to target 100# makos with a 10wt, you'd want the backing capacity a 12wt reel offers.