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  1. #1
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    Default When does a mission become an obsession?

    All I want is the perfect running line. Is that too much to ask? Most of my fishing is done from the surf with shooting heads. Here's what I need:
    1. 100-120' long
    2. Slick enough to shoot, but textured enough to hold on to for stripping a hook set
    3. Able to sit in a striping basket WITHOUT tangling or kinking
    4. Manageable in temp ranging from 30-90 degrees.
    I've tried hollow mono braid, Spectra braid, coated running lines, flat mono running lines, nothing has made me happy. I just spent 3 nights working 120' of 20lb test mono through 120' of hollow PowerPro Ace. Yes I did it with a 3" sewing needle and yes it took 3 nights I think it's safe to say this quest has gone off the deep end, if this doesn't work I can always hang myself with my newest attempt at the perfect running line
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    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    All I want is the perfect running line. Is that too much to ask? Most of my fishing is done from the surf with shooting heads. Here's what I need:
    1. 100-120' long
    2. Slick enough to shoot, but textured enough to hold on to for stripping a hook set
    3. Able to sit in a striping basket WITHOUT tangling or kinking
    4. Manageable in temp ranging from 30-90 degrees.
    I've tried hollow mono braid, Spectra braid, coated running lines, flat mono running lines, nothing has made me happy. I just spent 3 nights working 120' of 20lb test mono through 120' of hollow PowerPro Ace. Yes I did it with a 3" sewing needle and yes it took 3 nights I think it's safe to say this quest has gone off the deep end, if this doesn't work I can always hang myself with my newest attempt at the perfect running line
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    Lol good luck man

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    Default Re: When does a mission become an obsession?

    Thanks, but I think I'm way beyond luck.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: When does a mission become an obsession?

    My cod! I finally found someone worse than me!

    Have you been listening to Mad Max, the Aussie who fishes for marlin off jetties with a TH rod that has a Penn senator or something mounted to it?
    http://www.miterclamp.com/Images/N_Amer_FF.jpg Cheers, Jim

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    Default Re: When does a mission become an obsession?

    Quote Originally Posted by wjc View Post
    My cod! I finally found someone worse than me!
    That sir is quite the compliment! Thank you! I retired my Senators a few yes ago but maybe, just maybe if I could get my 1/0 to balance out a TH rod...
    Last edited by swirlchaser; 02-07-2012 at 09:20 PM.
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