fixxer12

Reels and recommended line strength

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Hello all.

 

I do alot of creek fishing with ultra light rods, so naturally, I've got some small reels paired with these. Most of these reels only listed rating for 2#, 4# and 6# mono line. However, if I decrease the yardage, can I also use 8# mono line? I'm finding that tying knots using 6# sometimes is more difficult that I'd like (line gets stretched easily). Thoughts?

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You can use any pound test you want. The thicker the line the less you'll fit on the reel and the shorter your casts will be. In a creek I don't imagine casting distance is too much of a problem. Try it, not much risk ;)

 

TimS

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Line lay can get weird when you greatly exceed specifications. Going one size outside the advertised range shouldn't hurt anything.

 

4 and 6lb test aren't too challenging to tie, IMO. Are you wetting your knots? Lighter lines overheat really easily.

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I do a lot of perch fishing. My set up is 8# braid with about 6' of 8# mono. I use a uni to uni knot and get great casting distance and it's easy to change lures.

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I'd stay with 4 or 6. You can also try florocarbon. I just started doing braid with a florocarbon leader and love how more sensitive it is. You gotta get good braid though or it's a nightmare. KastKing is making some really good line lately. 

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23 mins ago, Bendmar18 said:

KastKing is making some really good line lately. 

True, heard that many times.

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