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braid vs. mono diameter

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#1 striper junkie

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Posted April 27 2010 - 11:50 PM

is 40lb braid roughly the same diameter as 17lb mono? power pro was on sale for 150yrds for ten bucks so i bought some. i usualy just use mono but thought i'd try braid. the reel says it holds 240 yds of 14lb mono but i have 17 on there so i'm guessing about 200-210yds? and i was pretty sure 40lb would be the closest diameter. so how much backing of 17lb mono do i need to have a full spool? or should i use heavier backing? thanks sol

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Posted April 27 2010 - 11:55 PM

40 lb braid is thinner than 17 lb mono. I'd say it's closer to the thickness of 12 or 14 lb monofilament depending on the brand of mono you're using.