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I would not recommend putting 50 pound braid on a reel designed for 12 pound mono. You will be overtaxing the drag, the bail, the gears and most likey the rod. Just because you can do it does it mean it is a good idea.

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Actually what you are most likely reading is that most 50 pound braid is the same diameter as most 12 pound mono therefor most reels will hold the same amout of 50 pound braid as 12 pound mono.

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Exactly. Many 50 lb braids have the same diameter as 12 lb. mono. However, the mechanical properties are so very different that most reels not designed for braid will suffer a high rate of mechanical failures if used aggressively with braid. Antireverse mechanisms are the most vulnerable, drags may be second, broken levelwinds ... the list goes on.

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View PostExactly. Many 50 lb braids have the same diameter as 12 lb. mono. However, the mechanical properties are so very different that most reels not designed for braid will suffer a high rate of mechanical failures if used aggressively with braid. Antireverse mechanisms are the most vulnerable, drags may be second, broken levelwinds ... the list goes on.

 

 

well idea was to use a Penn 460,Penn 760, Penn 950, or a Fin-Nor OFS 95. something quality. or maybe a Abu Garica Ambassaduer C5 baitcaster.

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View PostI've used 50 lb. braid on reels not made for it with no problems, lighten up the drag a little, won't damage the reel or the rod.

 

 

Thats exactly what thousands of fisherman do with braid. Its not like your spooling it on a reel made of the hope diamond.

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Braid has cause alot of reel failure, do to people using line that was never intended for that size reel

Also remember that braid will break higher than what it is listed for (most)

so instead of 50lb test...it can be 55 or higher....

 

Braid has no give whatsoever...so the first big fish that takes off at mach one

on you...you will not have enough time to give it more drag...

and why even chance it??

Another reason why we use braid....to add more line to our reels....

so in the end you are defeating the purpose of using braid...why you ask??

 

Okay....a reel that hold 12lb test mono at best will only hold 200yds of line or alot less...

Now you load 200 yds(maybe) of 50lb braid on that small reel....remember what some people are saying...just give it

enough drag and you should be fine....

Okay first off you won't even have a whole 200yds to fight a big fish with...

well because you will be casting out line....now you cast your line and depending on how far you cast...

That leave you with 150yds of line (or less) to fight a big fish....

and remember people say to play him...

.but because of the drag setting

that fish is going to be ripping more line off your reel...

But you can't apply no pressure without risking your reel being rip about,

So you have to hope that this big fish tireds before you lose all your line..

There you go..........end of the debatebeers.gif

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View PostBraid has cause alot of reel failure, do to people using line that was never intended for that size reel

Also remember that braid will break higher than what it is listed for (most)

so instead of 50lb test...it can be 55 or higher....

 

Braid has no give whatsoever...so the first big fish that takes off at mach one

on you...you will not have enough time to give it more drag...

and why even chance it??

Another reason why we use braid....to add more line to our reels....

so in the end you are defeating the purpose of using braid...why you ask??

 

Okay....a reel that hold 12lb test mono at best will only hold 200yds of line or alot less...

Now you load 200 yds(maybe) of 50lb braid on that small reel....remember what some people are saying...just give it

enough drag and you should be fine....

Okay first off you won't even have a whole 200yds to fight a big fish with...

well because you will be casting out line....now you cast your line and depending on how far you cast...

That leave you with 150yds of line (or less) to fight a big fish....

and remember people say to play him...

.but because of the drag setting

that fish is going to be ripping more line off your reel...

But you can't apply no pressure without risking your reel being rip about,

So you have to hope that this big fish tireds before you lose all your line..

There you go..........end of the debatebeers.gif

 

I've landed bass over 40 lbs. using 50 lb. braid on a shimano reel with a graphite spool holding 150 yards of braid plus backing. No damage to rod or reel. When you see the backing you add additional drag pressure by cupping the spool. I have never been spooled and I only use 150 yards of braid plus about 100 yards of backing.

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hate to disagree with you....but just because you do it doesnt mean it is right...and remember

i fish down here in fla and if you were try that and say a spinner or tarpon grab your bait/lure...

cupping the spool is only going to get you a burn hand...

and yes i been cupping the spool for years....again this is for fish in fla..

If you don't care about your reel...than go ahead and load a undergunned

reel with 50lb braid....

but for others....remember if you do mess up your reel...don't tell them what

you did..because if you do ....

I will bet they will laugh...and hang up the phone

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Oh sure, 300 yds of 50# power pro is about perfect on a 6500 ambassadeur. Don't believe the hype about braid over testing (excluding fireline). The only way to get it to over test is on a multi-thousand dollar test machine without knots. The fish dont have this machine, I sure don't and like all fishermen I gotta tie knots. 20# braid breaking at 43#'s, yeah right. Power Pro 50# and Fireline 20# are about equal breaking at around 28-30 pounds with commonly tied knots like a palomar. Fish it like you would 20 pound test mono (5-6 pounds of drag) and your golden. drumbum

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View Posthate to disagree with you....but just because you do it doesnt mean it is right...and remember

i fish down here in fla and if you were try that and say a spinner or tarpon grab your bait/lure...

cupping the spool is only going to get you a burn hand...

and yes i been cupping the spool for years....again this is for fish in fla..

If you don't care about your reel...than go ahead and load a undergunned

reel with 50lb braid....

but for others....remember if you do mess up your reel...don't tell them what

you did..because if you do ....

I will bet they will laugh...and hang up the phone

biggrin.gif

 

I've taken 80 pound tarpon from a boat using 20 lb. mono, the key word is boat, chase them so you don't get spooled.

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Hell 20lb is nothing from a boat...they chase them down with 10lb with a boat...on a boat anybody with any

fishing skills can land a big tarpon with light mono....

Try it from shore...and than talk to mebiggrin.gif

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