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    Default 4.5oz lead - best casting line no leader

    16lb Pro Clear / 12lb Pro Distance? I have some 0.35 Gardner Pro Carp in the shed would that handle the whacks?.....

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    Pro should handle it for a good few whacks. You need a nice soft line like Pro or HydroFlo, also from Gardner.

    Softer, suppler lines can take the shock. Keep checking the line before you give it the biggun though, as after the 4th or 5th chuck any make of line could go on you.

    I found 3.5oz would go further than 4oz or 5oz when really belted.

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    I put the Pro Clear on for a trip to France where it was all range work with a leader ban, it was good. Ultima F1 is another one to look at, decent, although it tends to stretch and pig-tail after landing a biggun (just the last few metres, can easily just take it off after each fish).

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    Sam - pro carp or pro clear?

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    Quite a heavy lead to chuck, what TC rods are you using?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSlinn View Post
    Quite a heavy lead to chuck, what TC rods are you using?????
    Was gonna say exactly that myself.
    We used 4.5 - 6oz leads in spain on the ebro and honestly after a week of whacking that much lead about upto 80 yards...the rods were showing it.they were 3.5 tc
    The line we used was ultima power carp.done the job quite well.
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    I've done that almost every year with my balisters for the last 15 years as I use them to spod with and they happily out perform my Torrix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birchy View Post
    Sam - pro carp or pro clear?
    Pro carp, I have not used Pro clear. I prefer the light blend version.

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    Can cast a 5oz lead, (just a lead) over 170 yards with 13ft treb lights with 15lb technium black no leader.
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    Thanks all

    Rods are Kev Baines Internationals - 13' 4lb test. Can lob a 6oz lead as far as it can lob a 4oz, Kev said 4.5oz the best weight for full on casts, although a full on cast with this rod isn't like a fast hand smash like you would a fast taper, more a progressive punch.

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