New 7000 and love it.

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by firechief4201, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    I just pick up a 7000 and it's real nice. What size line and how much can I put on it? Thanks for any help here. I use 6500's and with 30lb. line on those.
     
  2. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations on the New Reel Danny. As far as what line to put on the reel You have several selections that work Great,Some are Big Game 30/50 pound test or you might also choose Braid, I personly like Braid,Power Pro 50/80 pound test and use a Mono backer first and then put your braid on. I also use a mono shock leader on the braid. Good luck the 7000 is a Wench and cast great.Others will be along shortly with more choices. Hope this helps. Your Iowa Brother.Long Live the BOC. J.D.:smile2:
     

  3. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    JD gave you some good, advice, have 5, 7000 and like them all, don't think you can go wrong with them stout and hold quite a bit of line, I run 40 lb, big game solar or andy. also like power pro. braid.
    Jim
     
  4. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I have two of them and use 20 to 30 pound test on it depending on where im fishing.
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on a nice reel! Good advice above. I'd go with 30-50# mono depending on where I'm fishing. IMO, 40# Big Game would be perfect for it.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the new 7000. Great reel and you will love it more each time out. You have been given some good advice on line. I use line type and style according to the size fish I'm targeting.
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Im a power-pro person I use 100# same size as 20# mono so you can get a bunch of line on it .
     
  8. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    congrats on the reel you will enjoy it
     
  9. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    Danny I use 25# or 30# big game and ande on my 7000, they cast well to.
     
  10. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    Congrats on your new reel.
     
  11. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Congrats on the new 7000 Abu reel! I personally like using #20 berkley big game on mine or Cajun red #20 on it. Holds plenty of line and casts great. My 7000 c3 is the older red model and still works like new. Great reels. You made a smart purchase. Great job!!

    Good luck fishing this year!!:big_smile::big_smile:

    Mark..
     
  12. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the info.
     
  13. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    Congrats on the new reel.
     
  14. brianthelion02

    brianthelion02 New Member

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    I just scored my first 7000i reel,watch out catfish!!:big_smile:
     
  15. crab

    crab New Member

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    Nice reel bro! Hope you catch a hog on it.:wink:
     
  16. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    There great reels! I have 4 and so far love them! I use mono backer and 80# power-pro on mine.:big_smile:
     
  17. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on your new 7000 reel, you can use 30lb on that one.
     
  18. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    The 7000 series is my favorite! I have.....several of them. Put on a mono backing as already stated and then fill it full of 50-80 lb. Power Pro. Set the spool tension where you can just barely discern a tiny amount of sideplay. I run 2 or 3 brake blocks and throw 4-6 ozs. of weight and use them on Tiger Ugly rods, Catfish Safari Flathead rods, and 4 different 10 foot surf rods. Man, the things cast like rockets! Fish on! Doug