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#11837632 - 09/19/16 03:47 PM Braided Line Question
Dakota22 Offline

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 180
Loc: Parker county
What's the smallest size braid y'all have used on a casting reel without it digging in or having backlash issues? I've tried 30lb regular power pro and had digging issues. Been using 65lb super slick with no issues whatsoever. I'd love to use a smaller diameter but want to stay away from the digging problems. Any suggestions?

#11837710 - 09/19/16 04:16 PM Re: Braided Line Question [Re: Dakota22]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14273
Loc: Dallas, TX
First put 2/5 spool of 10lb Big Game mono.
Then 15lb power pro superslick to 6 ft of 12lb leader for large crankbaits. Not many problems with backlashes/digging in.

#11837728 - 09/19/16 04:24 PM Re: Braided Line Question [Re: Dakota22]
coachmas Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2691
Loc: Back at Palestine
I only use 50lb or bigger so I'm not much help. I use mono backing as well
Wishin I was Fishin!!!

#11837755 - 09/19/16 04:38 PM Re: Braided Line Question [Re: Dakota22]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3651
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
40 lb used to be my go too, its works really well. But not as easy to find, so i use 50 a lot.

I love the old 56 samuri braid... it was like 40 lb diamater but strong as 50
"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." Words from a man who learned things the hard way

#11837771 - 09/19/16 04:45 PM Re: Braided Line Question [Re: coachmas]
"Old School" Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2628
Loc: Big D
I use 20 lb PowerPro, which is 6lb mono diameter, on an old Abu Garcia 1600 Black Max reel and have never had a problem of it digging in. Again, like others have said, I do use a mono backing on all of my reels with braided line.

#11837973 - 09/19/16 06:24 PM Re: Braided Line Question [Re: Dakota22]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1803
Loc: Knoxville, TN
I've used 30 lb for problems...

#11838092 - 09/19/16 07:31 PM Re: Braided Line Question [Re: Dakota22]
Bill Durham Offline

Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 456
Loc: Crowley
I use 30lb Stren Supersonic.. not sure its made anymore but it has been great line. I have had some digging on my Crig but it is preventable by how how I cast. Its been great on my drop shot spinning rig, Shakey Head spinning rig, Crig casting, I agree about using backing.. I only have a little more than a cast of braid on the spools.



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