MAX LINE FOR 6500 and 7000

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by HARVRAD2003, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. HARVRAD2003

    HARVRAD2003 New Member

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    What is the max line that the 6500 and 7000c3 can take without hurting the performance of the reel. I know that the max for the 6500 is 20 lb. and the 7000 is 25lb.----how much more lb's of line could I put on the reels? Thought about getting some 25 lb. for the 6500 and 30 lb. for my 7000's would this be O.K.---will probably get BIG GAME. Also is there a difference in green and clear BIG GAME line in performance on catching fish.
     
  2. eflow

    eflow New Member

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    I have two big game 7000HS, we run 80lb Power Pro high vis yellow, braid is the way to go, since changing from mono 2yrs ago I have never broke a main line yet.
     

  3. HARVRAD2003

    HARVRAD2003 New Member

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    I have 100 lb. power pro that I bought from ebay 500 yds., figure I'm going to put it on my PENN 320'S, but I might just go ahead and put it on my 7000's, would 100 lb. be to heavy for the 7000's.
     
  4. eflow

    eflow New Member

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    In the past I always ran 40lb mono, or iron silk, when changing to a braided line my rule is always x by 2 meaning if u use 20lb mono you should use 40lb braided. You will have the same diameter w/ 40lb braided as 20lb mono.
     
  5. eflow

    eflow New Member

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    Its ok to run 100lb power pro on your 7000, it would be the same as 50lb mono. It really comes down to how many yards of line you feel is necesary.
     
  6. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    For the 6500 I would go with 15# to keep the castability. If I want to max it out it would be 17#.

    For the big game 7000 C3 I would max it out at 25#.

    Drag is the name of the game for me.
     
  7. HARVRAD2003

    HARVRAD2003 New Member

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    I was told that 100 lb. power pro was = 20 lb. mono, I think that's what the package says. Is this true or is it a little different.
     
  8. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I know and can somewhat accept the fact that some people would use wire rope on their fishing reels if they thought it would prevent them from losing a big fish. My god, guys, it's a fish. 80 and 100 lb test line... where did the sport go in fishing?
     
  9. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    I use 20lb sufix on my ABU 6000's and either 25 or 30lb sufix on my 7000, I have had no trouble landing flatheads from 40 to 50lbs with these setups. The 7000 will cast a good bit farther when loaded with 25lb line compared to the 30lb line. Remember to prevent possible damage to you reels drag and other parts it should still be set in the range recommened by the factory(about 1/3 of the line test the reel is rated for).
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

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    I use heavier line more for abrasion resistance than power. When you fish in areas with rocks, concrete, and rebar, your line is going to be rubbing against some nasty stuff. I've seen 50lb Power Pro break many times.
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have used 30-lb mono on 6500's and 40-lb mono 0n 7000's with no issues at all.
     
  12. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I've got 30 lb. mono on all my 6500 & 6000's and had no trouble at all.