I spooled up my Avet SX with 20 lb mono and it held exactly what the manufacturer said. Then I did the Powerpro braid conversion (100 lb = 20 mono) well, I don't need 100 lb but I thought maybe 65 braid would be good and that with 300 yards I would need backing (should hold 375 yards of 16 lb mono = 300 yards of 65 lb braid) but 300 yards overflowed the spool. I dropped down to 50 lb braid and 300 yards filled the spool up whereas it was supposed to hold 650 yards of 12 lb mono = 50 lb braid. Not so. I observed the same thing on several other reels. At least after I load them once, I know.
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3/17/09 at 4:47pm