Line capacity on a levelwind

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by waynesburgjay, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I was just wondering how much line I can put on my Penn 209. I mean how far up on the spool can I go?
     
  2. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    im not sure about the exact link most of my reels has close to 100 foot spoil
     

  3. winstonp

    winstonp New Member

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    waynesburg you should be able to spool it about 1/8 of an inch from the top of the spool
     
  4. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    1/8 of an inch is the closest you want to go on the spool. to much line can cause terrible backlashes and not enough line will give your reel bad casting performance. if using any of the super braided lines, make sure to start with a monofilament backing before spooling with the super-braid. I like using a blood knot to join the 2 lines together. this knot works great when the 2 lines are of a different diameter.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    While a blood knot definitely works great for connecting the two lines, it can be a little difficult to tie without 3 or 4 hands. The Albright knot will work just as well, and is much easier to tie.
     
  6. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    try the uni to uni, works great and is very strong on same and diffrent diameter lines