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What type of line should I put on my spinning reel?

post #1 of 8
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I literally just found out party charter fishing boats won't allow me to use my fishing rod with braided line.

 

So how would I take out the braided line on my rod?

 

How should I put the mono line on? And what mono line (brand) should I get?

 

I have a Penn Fierce 5000 Spinning reel on a 7' UglyStik Medium Heavy rod.

 

Uhm, it holds 15lb/220yards mono.

post #2 of 8

Ande Tournament.  It's dirt cheap(comparitively), and Ande hasn't failed me in 20+ years of using it.  It's not a "favorite" name, but it's my go to mono.  Get either 16# or 20# Ande Tournament green and you'll be golden.

post #3 of 8
Don't take off the line rent one of the party boat rods!
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Originally Posted by flytyingguy1 View Post

Don't take off the line rent one of the party boat rods!

The rods they let us rent are Gull 6' rods and Gull reel 4.3 to 1 ratio filled with 40lb test Ande line

 

But the reel isn't a spinning reel, it's one of those reels that you put over the boat, pull a lever so the line goes down while our finger is on the spool letting line out, and when it hits the bottom, we push the lever back up. I don't know if this is a baitcast? or something of the sort. The reels have kinks in the lines and aren't really that good.

post #5 of 8

If your going to be a on a charter boat, they typcally park the boat right above the fish so there really is no reason to cast out.  But if you still insist on using your own gear and need to remove the braid, i would suggest you put it on another reel if you have one.  All you have to do is have someone hold that rod, loosen the drag on your spinning reel and tie the braid to another reel(of course make sure you have backing), and with then just reel the line from one reel to another.  Once done, just add any mono type line.  I would suggest 30-40lb test.

 

If you would be on charter boat often and would like to use your own gear, i would suggest you get a level wind casting reel.  Such as a Penn Defiance or Shimano TR casting reel.  Both are relatively cheap.  And a casting rod(used for boats 6-7ft max).

 

Just my 2cents...
 

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Originally Posted by Evil-Bay View Post

If your going to be a on a charter boat, they typcally park the boat right above the fish so there really is no reason to cast out.  But if you still insist on using your own gear and need to remove the braid, i would suggest you put it on another reel if you have one.  All you have to do is have someone hold that rod, loosen the drag on your spinning reel and tie the braid to another reel(of course make sure you have backing), and with then just reel the line from one reel to another.  Once done, just add any mono type line.  I would suggest 30-40lb test.

If you would be on charter boat often and would like to use your own gear, i would suggest you get a level wind casting reel.  Such as a Penn Defiance or Shimano TR casting reel.  Both are relatively cheap.  And a casting rod(used for boats 6-7ft max).

Just my 2cents...

 


I wouldn't bother to spool up with 30 to 40 pound mono on a reel rated to hold 12 to 15 for a one time trip on a party boat. If you were going on regular trips i would consider an appropriate rod and reel maybe, but the party boat staff know what works and they they are not thrilled when somebody comes on with something totally different.

They have the rods and reels which can handle the weight range and do the job. A medium heavy powered Ugly with 40 pound line may be ill suited for the task at hand especially when your not sure of the conditions. A full moon is upon us and that will make for even heavier sinker loads.
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Originally Posted by Evil-Bay View Post

If your going to be a on a charter boat, they typcally park the boat right above the fish so there really is no reason to cast out.  But if you still insist on using your own gear and need to remove the braid, i would suggest you put it on another reel if you have one.  All you have to do is have someone hold that rod, loosen the drag on your spinning reel and tie the braid to another reel(of course make sure you have backing), and with then just reel the line from one reel to another.  Once done, just add any mono type line.  I would suggest 30-40lb test.

 

If you would be on charter boat often and would like to use your own gear, i would suggest you get a level wind casting reel.  Such as a Penn Defiance or Shimano TR casting reel.  Both are relatively cheap.  And a casting rod(used for boats 6-7ft max).

 

Just my 2cents...
 

Thanks for your input. I'm kind of perplexed though. As you may already know, I am a novice fisherman, what is "backing"?

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Originally Posted by cnnashman View Post


I wouldn't bother to spool up with 30 to 40 pound mono on a reel rated to hold 12 to 15 for a one time trip on a party boat. If you were going on regular trips i would consider an appropriate rod and reel maybe, but the party boat staff know what works and they they are not thrilled when somebody comes on with something totally different.
They have the rods and reels which can handle the weight range and do the job. A medium heavy powered Ugly with 40 pound line may be ill suited for the task at hand especially when your not sure of the conditions. A full moon is upon us and that will make for even heavier sinker loads.


Well, it's not really one time trip. It's usually 2x a month, one day jigging and one night chunking. Hm , you prefer and advise me to use their rental..? Cause I also have an okuma avenger abf 65 it's preloaded with either 20 or 30 lb mono. I just don't like the way their reels are with that lever, holding the line with your thumb, and the kinks in practically all the rods.

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