Im looking to go shark and tuna fishing off shore. I just recently bought two penn international 30tw. I use braid for all my inshore fishing and was hoping to use for offshore as well, to utilize the greater line capacities with stronger line. Ive been doing research about different knots to attach mono backing to the braid then back to mono topshot/leader. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations of preferred knots. Im looking to use 50-80lb mono backing, then 150lb power pro spectra, with 50-75 yards of 100lb topshot mono. Ive been thinking double uni knot for backing mono to the braid, Then spider hitch to form a loop then GT knot for topshot.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
For big game use mono only for saftey reasons imagine the damage braid can cause someone if it accidentally got wrapped around someone or rubbed up against someone as a big shark or tuna starts a huge run and also mono is more forgiving