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#11593120 - 05/09/16 08:53 PM Spin Cast reel for bass
tin man 55 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/15
Posts: 109
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I need some opinions. I'm taking a relative rookie bass fishing in a couple of weeks to a private pond with lots of brush and big bass. He thinks he can cast a baitcaster, but I have my doubts. just in case, I have a couple of fairly heavy duty spin cast reels that I keep around for my wife and daughters to use. I find that 10-12 lb mono works pretty good, but this will not be heavy enough for this location. has anyone ever used braid on a spin cast reel? before I spool up some, I thought I would check and see if anyone had tried this. opinions?

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#11593142 - 05/09/16 08:58 PM Re: Spin Cast reel for bass [Re: tin man 55]
Jiggy wid it Online   content
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Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 172
Loc: Plano TX
Heck yeah. Spool it up with some braid and get after it. I have a spare spool for my spinning reel that I keep braid on.

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#11593157 - 05/09/16 09:03 PM Re: Spin Cast reel for bass [Re: tin man 55]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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I don't think he means spinning reel man, spin cast reel.

I've tried to use braid on a spin cast reel a few times for catfishing and stuff. . .it never works out well. If I were you I'd spool them up with 15lb big game mono and see if it'll cast.

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#11593434 - 05/09/16 10:45 PM Re: Spin Cast reel for bass [Re: tin man 55]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Tell him to use his thumb and make him pick out his own backlashes. Bet he learns pretty quick. grin
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