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Offline charlierobinton

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Question for roller gun users and Baja junkies...
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:47:53 PM »
I know this may be a longshot, but I figured I would ask just in case there's anyone on here that goes to Baja a lot and also hunts with roller guns...

I have a 100cm roller set up to reef hunt with, but I'm kind of struggling on how to rig the shooting line. I want to use this gun primarily for med-sized cabrilla, pargo etc. Not planning on shooting any monsters with it. Just eating sized fish. I see a lot of information out there on guns and rigging for big pargo and grouper and the general consensus seems to be heavy firepower, 5/16" or bigger shafts and cable. But, I think this is more geared at huge fish.

Currently I have a 7mm shaft rigged with a double wrap of dyneema. I have a second 7.5mm shaft and I am wondering how I should set up the shooting line. Does anyone have experience using cable with a roller gun? Will dyneema be ok for 20lb or less pargo etc?

I appreciate any help with my setup here!

Charlie

Offline ryang85

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Re: Question for roller gun users and Baja junkies...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 08:32:55 PM »
I know this may be a longshot, but I figured I would ask just in case there's anyone on here that goes to Baja a lot and also hunts with roller guns...

I have a 100cm roller set up to reef hunt with, but I'm kind of struggling on how to rig the shooting line. I want to use this gun primarily for med-sized cabrilla, pargo etc. Not planning on shooting any monsters with it. Just eating sized fish. I see a lot of information out there on guns and rigging for big pargo and grouper and the general consensus seems to be heavy firepower, 5/16" or bigger shafts and cable. But, I think this is more geared at huge fish.

Currently I have a 7mm shaft rigged with a double wrap of dyneema. I have a second 7.5mm shaft and I am wondering how I should set up the shooting line. Does anyone have experience using cable with a roller gun? Will dyneema be ok for 20lb or less pargo etc?

I appreciate any help with my setup here!

Charlie

Im currently in  baja hunting the fish you mentioned, and i only use rollerguns. For the reef( pargo, cabrilla, Amberjack ect. )  i use a 110 cm roller with 16mm rubber stretched to %375, a pain to load but super powerfull.  I shot a 15lb amber jack at about 12 feet out today and the shaft went all the way though and out the other side . I use 400lb mono and a breakaway release to help preventing my gun being drug through the reef by a pissed of pargo and giving me the ability to not worry about my gun the mess after the fish has been landed.  Some people like reels more and they are deffiantly easier to swim around with compared to a float.  And no doubt double wrap it.
Dyneama frays a little easier against the coral and wire is stronger but you better have good gloves when bringing the fish in because it will want to saw through your fingers. 
All my  baja guns are 5/16 shafts since i build them and it makes my life easier to use one bit ,  a 7.5mm will get you by just fine but i would consider bringing a 3rd shaft, a 10lb pargo hit in the nose will bend a shaft if hes determined.

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Offline charlierobinton

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Re: Question for roller gun users and Baja junkies...
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 10:57:35 AM »
Thanks for the advice Ryan. Hope you're slaying some fish down there right now!

 

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