IMO, put 15lb braid back on and swap out the topshot when your target or lure/rig changes.
that thing needs a circle hook in its back
Looking for 10, 20 and 30lb
Good time to learn reel maintenance. Find a youtube tutorial for your reel and get going. It will not be time wasted.
nothing wrong with any reason to buy new gear. would still be worth learning how to clean it for future mishaps, and keeping the dunked...
what bad luck for that hali. with the inline singles, he had 2/3 less of a chance bad hook up, and still took one to the eye.
barbless hooks sounds like upping the challenge of keeping the fish pinned greatly, lots of possible slack line moments in the wave surges
hemostats work best for me whenever something gets hooked deep, but it shouldnt happen that often if you are using circle hooks.
everyone is going to scour google maps/earth to find that tree
imagine having a 40lb YT at the end of your light tackle set up :emoji_joy: