Re: abel super 12s

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Posted by Max Garth on 2013-08-30 23:19:54 in reply to Re: abel super 12s posted by Carl Blackledge on 2013-08-27 19:19:26

I think that some people tend to forget that the stretch factor of GsP is a maximum of 9%, while monofilament, and other lines, can be as high as 40%. If the system is mostly GsP, things tend to happen rather rapidly, and the sudden shocks etc get transported to the reel and rod in short order.
When backing/running line/shooting head systems are very stiff and not very stretchy, things can happen rather rapidly, and sudden shocks from the fish activity, can be a bit disasterus at times.
If you use a high b/s backing line, GsP say 80lb, the stretch effect is kind of minimal, and the trick is to point the rod at the fish and use the reel drag to do all of the "fighting".
Having a very stretchy leader, like twisted 4 core, can be a help in buffering sudden shocks.
GsP is definitely not dacron or mono and the way the line and reel handles the stress variations can be rather strange.
But with fish in the 10lb area, and a 80lb GsP backing line
the system can be a bit like a hunk of wire. Pretty non flexible.

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