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line capacity

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I'm just getting into catfishing and picked up a used abu garcia 6600bcx. I know the specs on it say the line capacity is 14lb/245yds, but I see people talking about how they run 30lb line, 40lb line, and so on eventhough the reel they have has a lower line capacity rating. How does all this work out? Whats the max pound test line I could put on?
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I agree with the previous posts by Ramon and Pat. I also use #65 braid in my 6500's and will usually get right at 150 yards. Line capacity all depends on the diameter of the line you are using. I use the #65 braid because of the small diameter and strength. Good luck.
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