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rigdvr

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Alright, I understand the need for bungie floatlines while bluewater hunting but I also understand the financial statement from my bankrofl

the question is could I add a 10 ft bugie to my 75 ft floatline, on the gun end, and still be quite effective? So it would be shooting line, 10ft norprene bungie(3X stretch), 75 ft floatline, floats(2)

gearing up for the lumps, expected game is tuna(+/- 100#) and wahoo(50#+)
 

fuzz

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That would work fine. I use a similar rig to save on the pocket-book. Also helps to make your own bungies, but be careful if you choose to do so... :blackeye
 

icarus pacific

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Sure, but you gotta watch the bungie around anything sharp. Open water wise, sure. Around the legs or any junk, I'd be all for forgoing the next twelve pack and making some long floaters.

Then too, if someone(s) here wanted to go in on a roll, and a bag of plug/swivels, I'd put in my share...


sven
 

ivan

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hi

That setup is fine unless your hunting WR yellowfin, We've tried a 80ft float line with a 4m bungee it works good even when we dive on the razor sharp reef. Using a total bungee float line would get cut up first fish. Though i guess you are talking about that midnight lump out from the missisippi. I was reading somewhere that it comes from 500ft to 190ft. True blue water.

cheers
 

Abriapnea

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Rig , if you are diving somewhere with a potential for nicking your bungee , you can also put the bugee at the end of the line in front of the float . It will still have the dampening effect on a fast running fish .
I prefer this setup when in water less thn 30 m. , specially if there are ignobilis around .
 

ivan

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hi Abri

I always put the bungee at the float end couldnt imagine putting after the shooting line or at the start of the floatline. Im always in less than 30m anyway cant dive that deep.

cheers

ps is Ignobilis a Gt.

cheers
 

Abriapnea

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Iggy = GT .
Yeah Andrew , a bungee in the front lessens your control on the fish .
 

ivan

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hi

Yeah I dont shoot those any more their not as good tasting as other pelagics. Hey but if I see a 100lb+ trophy I will shoot.

cheers
 

Amphibious

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I've got 10ft of latex tubing I usually use for snubbers (micro-bungee shock absorbers)

all this talk of bungee lines seems to point to Neoprene - anyone had any complaints on latex bungee's? I've been using them for shooting line snubbers for years.

Willer
 
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