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jerry brown hollow core diameter????

For some reason I can't post this on the general section..... will not let me post a new topic there.:applause

I have searched all over the internet (probably not hard enough) and can't find the diameter of JB hollow core 80lb. do you guys know what it is in comparison to mono / Power Pro?



  • BeermanBeerman Posts: 697 Officer
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  • Uncle BuckUncle Buck Posts: 1,197 Officer
    JB Hollowcore 80 is good stuff. I've used it on my TB1000 deep-drop reel for years. An alternative, although not splice-able, is Momoi's 65 braid. I switched to the 65 solid from 130 hollowcore on my MP3000, and it makes a huge difference when going deep for daytime swords. Less weight required and less line out to reach bottom.
    Meanwhile, on the little fiberglass boat Uncle Buck...
  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,392 Captain
    Any sized Jerry Brown Hollow core is a great product, but when you price the 80 lb JB out with any shops you're going to find that the 130 lb JB is a fair amount cheaper. I'm hearing of a lot of guys doing what Uncle Buck suggested above. It makes perfect sense with the thinner diameter.

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  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,320 Officer
    Buck- so without the hollowcore, are you switching over to dacron at some point to go to your mono wind on?
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  • Uncle BuckUncle Buck Posts: 1,197 Officer
    No. 40-turn Bimini twist to create the loop, then a 5 pass cat's paw connection to the wind-on. The dacron loop is part of the wind-on. I only use the wind-on segment for swordfishing (25ft night, 100ft day). When regular deep-dropping, I connect the braid directly to the swivel with a 5 pass offshore swivel knot.

    Captain Dave... Yes, the 130 is less expensive than the 80. It has to do with the manufacturing process. I have 130 on my 50s that I use for night swordfishing and wahoo/planer trolling. But there's just too much drag on the 130 to be an efficient deep-drop line.
    Meanwhile, on the little fiberglass boat Uncle Buck...
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