I was stood having this very discussion with Dan the other day and watching his post on Facebook it has started quite a debate. Dan had just had a customer in the shop who was heading up to The Shetlands on a fishing trip. After asking Dan's advice, as usual he completely ignored the advice and went his own way. I guess the customer is always right. Its a good job I dont work in a tackle shop as I would end up throwing half the customers out the door. Anyhow Dan had advised to fish as light as possible, the guy had bought an 80lb class boat rod, a huge multiplier and braid around the 100lb mark. This set up is similar to what the likes of Rupert is using to catch 300lb shark. Its similar to what would have been used in Whitby back in the 1970's. but times have moved on now, Havn't they ?? The discussion got me thinking about Henry Gilbeys trip to Norway where they caught a 40lb cod and a 30lb Coalie on a spinning rod. So how light do you fish ?? Im starting to think that were still overgunning on a lot of our fishing trips. is light the new way forward ??