Bandit Reel with cable

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  1. CEShawn

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    So saw a boat fishing out of Chatham with a bandit reel spooled up with what looked more like cable than wire? He was departing at 8am so was trying to figure out what fishery he was in. He was bringing it down to the boat so was very curious.

    Having bandit reels and the spool, the thought crossed my mind to put some cable on a reel and fish a ballyhoo off of it but would be interesting to see if it whined like a downrigger or what...

    Anyone idea?
     
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    Shawn,
    I think if you fish it "down" it will whine. When fishing on the bottom in current the 7x7 cable, even the light stuff or single strand welding wire whines. If you are "flatlining" it, not so much.
    Take it for a "test ride" and sea how it does for you bud.......FWIW,Jo;)
     
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    Just dreaming looking for new angle's...

    Thank you... wonder what as a flat line it would do...hmm...

    or slow bump and troll it... lol... now just need to find the cable...lol
     
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    SNL corp. Sebastian,Fl........... I've got it on all of my bandits and my "bombay"l:wink:
    I believe 5/64, 7x7 SS or single strand .030 welding wire also SS. The multistrand is alot more forgiving.IMO.
    When I troll with it I use 200 feet mono leaders. Test depends on what I'm trolling for.
    Just bought 30K feet of SS 7x7 mainline 3/32" for goldentile season (5 nm). It outfishes the galvanised and outlasts it. 2x the price but IMO worth it............and no rust on my deck.
     
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    Could it be short shot tilefish gear?
     
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    Tuna fishing? Using it instead of a downrigger for a breakaway paper clip rig?
     
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    dude really?? sorry i know the boat and guy you all are wondering about but sorry he is after the yellow eyed bluefish and he admitted to getting them better on a spinning rod than mutiples sometimes on the umbrella rig with the wire filled bandit
     
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    That did cross my mind but with him putting it on so late, would have thought he would be doing that for a while...
     
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