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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    Nah...You could land a twos up of those on 6lb tarry rope...
    Seriously, the big difference was, when we are pulling with 6 lb Maxima and big fish are a possibility, we keep the rod tip high, to avoid a smash take. When they guys got a take, the first thing they did was point the rod straight down the line and haul on it with all their might to try and set the hook into the fish. That's where the 80 lb leader came in. When it jumped out the water, it looked like he had hooked a horse!

    Col
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post

    I think the rod would break before 6 lb Maxima did. I was actually looking at the rod while trying to get a salmon's head up for the net this year, and I was thinking, if I put any more bend in this, it is going to break... Well of course it didn't, and neither did the 6 lb Maxima.

    Col
    I've broke two 13ft'ers landing fish in the last several years. Both in the third section up. lifting the head for the net in flowing river water. Now I can't say I did not hit that section with a 1" tube?, but I doubt it. The leader held and so did the fish as it happens.

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