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What line range is best suited for Superline ewgs? Is 15lb okay? And when it comes to regular wire ewgs is 10lb the maximum you would use?

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Depends what you are running for line and bait.

I have used 10lb braid on a spinning set up and been fine.

 

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44 minutes ago, NHBull said:

Depends what you are running for line and bait.

I have used 10lb braid on a spinning set up and been fine.

 

I have 6lb mono on my spinning rod with regular wire and for the Superline I’m running 15lb mono on a medium heavy casting rod.

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4 minutes ago, Jonny15678 said:

I have 6lb mono on my spinning rod with regular wire and for the Superline I’m running 15lb mono on a medium heavy casting rod.

That works.

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You can use anything you want. 

The lb test of what you're useing has no bearing on the hook being an ewg or not. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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@Mike L, I think his concern was “super line hook”, which usually requires a stronger hook-set.  OP correct me if I am wrong

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2 hours ago, Jonny15678 said:

What line range is best suited for Superline ewgs? Is 15lb okay? And when it comes to regular wire ewgs is 10lb the maximum you would use?

What are the line test parameters of your rod and reel?

 

These are the numbers that dictate line test.

 

Take the high and low from your rod, add them together, divide by two, and you have a favorable line test weight for the rod. Make sure the reel can handle the rod's average line test.

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I run 10lbs braid on my EWG and straight, offset hooks. No issues yet, I re-tie before I hit the water, though.

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2 hours ago, NHBull said:

@Mike L, I think his concern was “super line hook”, which usually requires a stronger hook-set.  OP correct me if I am wrong

Yes

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11 hours ago, NHBull said:

@Mike L, I think his concern was “super line hook”, which usually requires a stronger hook-set.  OP correct me if I am wrong

Sorry OP

I guess I read it wrong. 

 

Thanks @NHBull

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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13 hours ago, Jonny15678 said:

I have 6lb mono on my spinning rod with regular wire and for the Superline I’m running 15lb mono on a medium heavy casting rod.

6# mono is going to be iffy with reg ewg hook. 6# mono will stretch quite easily. That type of rigging usually needs a firmer hookset to drive the hook in. Issue could be snapped line or fish jumping off from not setting hook past barb. Keep the ewg small 1/0 or under might help some a larger 3/0-4/0 ewg good luck. 6# braid would be better suited for ewgs than 6# mono.

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All of my spinning rods have 8lb mono and standard Gammie EWG hooks...Always have.

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Hooks are hooks but they differ from mfr to mfr.

Gamakatsu tends to use high strength steel wire with needle sharp points and low profile bards all working together to maximize hook penetration. Change 1 detail for example the barb being higher profile reduces hook penetration. Hook flex allowing it to bend open slightly during hook sets reduces penetration and most obvious is point sharpness.

EWG Extra Wide Gap is susceptible to bending open so post mfr' use larger diameter wire, some use forged wire (flattened to strengthen) that doesn't require larger diameter. 

You wouldn't use 2 lb mono on a 7/0 Flipping hook or 25 lb mono on a size 8 drop shot hook so line size vs hook size does matter. 

As long as you can drive the hook point through the bass mouth tissues past the barb your line to hook size combination is working.

Tom

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2 hours ago, WRB said:

Hooks are hooks but they differ from mfr to mfr.

Gamakatsu tends to use high strength steel wire with needle sharp points and low profile bards all working together to maximize hook penetration. Change 1 detail for example the barb being higher profile reduces hook penetration. Hook flex allowing it to bend open slightly during hook sets reduces penetration and most obvious is point sharpness.

EWG Extra Wide Gap is susceptible to bending open so post mfr' use larger diameter wire, some use forged wire (flattened to strengthen) that doesn't require larger diameter. 

You wouldn't use 2 lb mono on a 7/0 Flipping hook or 25 lb mono on a size 8 drop shot hook so line size vs hook size does matter. 

As long as you can drive the hook point through the bass mouth tissues past the barb your line to hook size combination is working.

Tom

Well said 

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For need a superliner hook unless ur running 50 pound plus on a flipping stick

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