LINE AND LEADER
Whether you’re fishing off the beach, off the wharf or from the boat, casting is a core technique for squid fishing. You need a line that will deliver the distance you need to hit your target.
Hyperglide® 13x braid is a round, super fine braid that is specifically designed to deliver a longer and smoother cast.
Constructed from 12 Japanese PE fibres woven around a strong central core, creating a very smooth line that retains its roundness.
This means the braid will glide silently and effortlessly through your guides, improving your distance and accuracy (compared to a standard braid which typically has a flat structure).
It also means less drag as it sinks down through the water column giving improved lure presentation and a higher level of sensitivity.
The ‘Tekapo Blue’ colour makes it less visible in water, perfect for easily spooked squid.
We recommend using 10lb (PE 0.6) to 12lb (PE 0.8) Hyperglide® 13x Braid when targeting squid.
Squid spook easily, so fluorocarbon leader is the ideal choice when fishing in clear water. This is because fluorocarbon has the same light refracting properties as water, so in clean water it is nearly invisible. We recommend using 10lb – 12lb Fluorocarbon leader.
In slightly murkier or dirty water, clear fluorocarbon will stand out as a single line, and will likely detract the Squid from approaching. Therefore using a pink leader is recommended because it blends into the water as pink and red are the first colour spectrums to disappear under the water’s surface.
Our Ultra Pink Deception (mono) leader in either 10lb or 12lb, has an outer gloss coating which makes it less reflective in water, and is extremely supple for natural lure presentation.