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The basics are as follows;

Get a rod and reel of similar Line Weight and Max Drag (if you can't get them the same then have the rod as the weaker of the two, its cheaper to repair).
Use a line with the highest Test value you can, but still under the rod and reel's Line Weight and Max Drag (the line should be the first thing to break).

Next thing for Bottom/Feeder fishing is the Casting Weight, the Cage that you're attaching to the setup needs to be between the values specified, too heavy and you'll snap the line on cast, too light and it won't go anywhere.

As an example, my current setup is;
Big Alli 450 (Line Weight Max 9Kg)
Hornet Swarm 4000 (Max Drag 9Kg)
Fluoro 0.4mm (Test 9.1Kg)
The Big Alli has a Casting Weight of 85 - 170g so I have an Open Feeder 100g Cage fitted to it.

Hope that helps.

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34 minutes ago, PH_Carpman99 said:

Don't forget the Leader (as close to the fishing line Test as possible).

Excellent point.

2 hours ago, Spug said:


Big Alli 450 (Line Weight Max 9Kg)
Hornet Swarm 4000 (Max Drag 9Kg)
Fluoro 0.4mm (Test 9.1Kg)
The Big Alli has a Casting Weight of 85 - 170g so I have an Open Feeder 100g Cage fitted to it.

The leader on this setup is also a Fluoro 0.4mm (Test 9.1Kg)

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