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  1. Salmon fishing is not a,really poor man's sport. It can get expensive in a hurry. We were all in you shoes at some point.

    If your not going to fish a lot on the great lakes manual riggers are fine. But when you get into fish they are a pain.

    The tackle you need will depend on what your going to fish for and out of what port.

    I suggest going to a tackle store at the port your going to fish. And talk to them about what is good in that area.

    It is going to be overwhelming at first. Just don't go to overboard on equipment in case it's not for you.

    You will want some spoons, and a few flashers/rotator and flies. I suggest 8"spindoctors for the trolling flies and generally a 24"leader for the fly with an 8" flasher/rotator.

    You will need cannonballs and releases for your downriggers. You can run 2 rods off of each rigger if you want. You use a stacker release for that.

    At most ports you rarely have to travel more than a few miles to catch fish. Sometimes they are in close.

    If your going all out I would get a speed/temp probe like a depth raider or fish hawk. If you can't afford that get a good thermometer and you would need to find the temperature break/thermocline. But the fish might not always be in that area. I always fish in,above and below it. And let the fish tell me where to fish.

    You will need downrigger rods and level wind reels. You can get a couple diver rods and reels. Just make sure the rod holders are strong.

    Read up on the great lakes boating regs. Fur safety equipment.

     

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  2. Back to back uni knots on all my cores.  Some have several as I step the leaders down from 20# mono to 10# FC.  Never had one fail.  I have (4) one colors, (2) two colors, a 4 color, 6 color, 8 color, and two full cores.
    Good advice on the extra loops for the braid.  Make sure to keep the FC moist as you snug it up.
    Snagged one on the bottom last year and had the gears in the reel strip out, but the knots held.  Not sure if I won that one...
    Why are you not using the Willis knot for leadcore to fluorocarbon? I ended up using the fg knot for braid to fluorocarbon.

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  3. It looks like you may not have had enough tension on the line to keep all the wraps tight. Watch this video if you haven’t seen it already.
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    This is the video I watched. Maybe I just don't have good dexterity. I think the bump in the knot happened when I did a wrap and the fluorocarbon didn't pull straight right away and might have caused a kink or bend. Maybe I need to keep the fluorocarbon tight also.

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  4. Strip both reels clean.
    Put as much braid as you want on the first reel.  The add mono until the reel is full.  Tie the tag end of the mono off to the second reel and reel the mono then braid onto that reel.
    Repeat if you have a third empty reel of the same capacity. 
    That only works if the reels are the same. So where do I put the powerpro numbers and the backing numbers. Or doesn't it matter.

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  5. Strip both reels clean.
    Put as much braid as you want on the first reel.  The add mono until the reel is full.  Tie the tag end of the mono off to the second reel and reel the mono then braid onto that reel.
    Repeat if you have a third empty reel of the same capacity. 
    Why didnt I think of that. Duh. Thanks.

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  6. If you scroll down it has yards as well. And a chart to cross reference diameters. The first inputs would be backing then braid would be the second. You can play with the numbers to see how much braid will fit woth different backing numbers

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    So do I put the dia. and length of the powerpro ande the first line section then the backing to see how much back I would need to have?

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  7. If you scroll down it has yards as well. And a chart to cross reference diameters. The first inputs would be backing then braid would be the second. You can play with the numbers to see how much braid will fit woth different backing numbers

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    Thanks. I didn't look all the way down the page. I already have mono on my reels and need to figure out how much to leave on. I think I'm going to have to take it all off first.

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  8. Regular power pro in 40 lb and green has worked for me.  I run mostly wire now - that is wire deep and slide divers up high.
    All I have is 2 dipsies. There is mono on the reels right now. But it needs changed so I was going to put braid on them. But I cant find the website for calculating how much backing I would need. I would like to leave the mono on that's on them. Just don't know how much to take off.

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