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Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by katmax, Dec 20, 2009.
how well will braided line work on spinning reels...thanks for the info.:0a31::0a21::0a35:
i have used it on a few of mine and work just fine but caution if you use the fireline braid tie some mono to it fist to fill a few turns on the reel as it will just slip on the spool. lesson learned the hard way on this.
also on the cheaper reels the line will after time cut into the line guide. this has happened once to me so i upgraded to better reels and havent had that problem since.
I put black tape on the spool before I install the braid. Keeps the braid from slipping.
I have braided line on all my reels, I only use spinning reels. I use mono line the same diameter as backing on all my reels to avoid slipage. For exemple I use 20 pound berkley Big Game mono as a backing to my 100 pound Power Pro. electric tape will also work but it is a matter of choice. Hope this helps
I am considering some braid on my spinning reels, just the small ones. I have braid on some conventional reels, and I put electrical tape on them to keep the braid from slipping.
I love it,, no line twist,, use a tape backer,,,:wink:
Tried it for the firt time this year and love the secitivity..:wink:
I got it on all my wifes spinning rods,never had a problem with it.After I tie the line to the spool,I give it 5 or 6 half-hitches,never had a problem with slippage after that.
Where are you you putting those half-hitches Pat? The spool or the wife? Never thought about tieing them to the wife before. :smile2:
I've been using Fireline for years on my baitrunners. I tried a few other brands and found they will slip on a spool. Generally what I do is spool enough 30lb mono for backing to allow 150 yards off braid. Haven't had any problems at all doing that.
I have it On my Shimano Spheros reels and love it.Make sure it is packed tight and you will love it. I use 65lb and 100lb with great results.
I use braid on all my reels. I wouldn't use anything else.
thaks for all the help and info.....:0a31:
I have only had a few months (9 mo) experience with braided line, all my reels are spinning reels, got 30lb braid on 2 of em right now for steelhead. I am totally impressed with it so far, only down side is knot selection that will work & not too complicated to tie in little or no light. I have about 5-10 yrds of mono put on the reel before the braid to keep it from slipping & to keep it from cutting the spool, I have it strung at sporting goods store so I know it was done right & save me the hassel. I have used Stren, Berkly, Calcuta, & power pro braid soo far this year & I find the Power Pro & Calcuta are more supple & uniform than the others, that is not to say they are better but that is important to bait presentation with Steelhead. Stren & Berkly have a bit of memory in my experience with them but that doesn't mean that it would on a level wind or bait caster, I have only used it on spinning reels. Hope that helps answer you question. I am gonna have about 300 yrds 40lb braid put each of my Okuma Avenger 55a's sometime in the next month, is gonna cost about .10-.12 per yrd so I'm looking at $60 to do it, but it will be worth it to me, tired of lossing the real big ones to snags.
Since we fish all year long here I have had the distinct pleasure of fishing braid in weather below 32 degrees. One major downside to that is line freezing on the reel, but I have found that if you soak yer spool (with line on it of course) with Spray Silicone (not WD-40 or Penatrating oil) it prevents the braid from soakin up water & freezing, that is very important here when using bobber stops for steelhead cause bead & corkie (used to show that leader&bait sink below bobber) won't slide on frozen line.
I only use spinning reels and have Power Pro on all of them. When I first started using braided line I had the slippage problem that many have stated here and used electrical tape to solve it at first. The method I use now seems to work better for me, I use double back tape and cork gasket material. Cut a piece tape and apply it to the spool,cut the cork gasket to the same size, peel off the tape backing and stick the cork to it. This provides a little better cushion then straight electrical tape.
Braid is all I use on my spinning reels, will not use anything else unless Bluegill fishing and I have braid on those rods/reels also
all i use is braid now
first i use mono that is the same breaking strength as the braid (20lb braid and 20lb mono) and a top shot of mono for abrasion resistance. most of the time i tie uni knots and here's the secret instead of a 6 turn uni make it a 9-12 turn and it won't slip.
for that reel the the braid is cutting into the line roller back the retaining screw off a little so the line roller can turn and/or add some penetrating oil to loosen it up some. hope that helps you out.
I use braid on my spinning reels. It increased my casting distance.