Baitcasting line?

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by Ellis, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    Im using 20LB pro line and i cant cast it even 30yards. Maybe i should get something like spiderwire which is smaller line per lb?
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    not sure,what kind of reel you using?
     

  3. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I haven't had any distance casting problems on my baitcaster using my 20lb cajun line. It could be possible you have the break set a bit on the tight side and that could affect how far you can cast.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    you may try checking all the adjustments on your reel first I mainly use Suffix 20-30 lb line and have never really had a problem with it, even when I am going monster hunting and switch to50-60 lb line noproblem casting. so check your reel adjustments and and make sure your reel is well lubed and clean. just some things to check hope it helps you some.
     
  5. vegasryder

    vegasryder New Member

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    I think i`m using Tuf-Line on my baitcast reel which is braided and is 60# test.I really have no problem casting it far.Like the other said...probably just got to check your settings.
     
  6. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    im using an abu 6000 with a 7 1/2ft ugly stik
     
  7. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    With that set up you should be able to cast further than 30 yards. I still say check the brake on it. If its too tight it will definitely make your cast shorter.
     
  8. EsoxJohnny

    EsoxJohnny New Member

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    The new Cortland Bronzeback line is pretty good stuff. I have been throwing it on one of my musky set-ups and just started using it on one of my flathead rigs and i've been impressed. I think it's a better line than Power Pro for cattin'. The Bronzeback is much softer than Power Pro and it doesn't fray as it ages like Power Pro either. The stuff casts like a dream.
     
  9. bkhollan

    bkhollan New Member

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    Have you tried to clean and lube your reel. Maybe that might help.
     
  10. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    check your break adjustment.on your reel if it is ok you might not be throing enough weight. but you should defenitly be able to gain more than 30 yards. but 30 yards is a pretty decent distance.
     
  11. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    check your break adjustment.on your reel if it is ok you might not be throing enough weight. but you should defenitly be able to gain more than 30 yards. but 30 yards is a pretty decent distance.
     
  12. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    I've got a 6000 on a 6 1/2 ft pole and at first I couldn't get any distance either.. You have to play with the adjustments and it'll start going further.. Plus I noticed the longer I had it the better it did... Might just take a little time for things to loosen up some..