texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
GoFishin, KrisR, Fins_and_feathers, JB117, gstockard
117279 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 109,228
hopalong 106,415
Bigbob_FTW 82,201
Pilothawk 82,083
John175☮ 81,849
Derek 🐝 67,701
JDavis7873 67,408
Mark Perry 66,033
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,140,590
Posts15,542,500
Members142,279
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Spooling a NEW Conventional! Mono or Braid? Why? #14068597 07/21/21 04:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 808
S
Scuba Chris Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
S
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 808
1st Peak at a NEW Prototype Reel Being Tested! Using a Line Spooler Meant For Spinners Only to Spool Line On! Pro & Cons on Mono or Braid?

Another challenge has fallen in my lap. Take an untested reel sent by Okuma and put it through its paces. I had to make decisions regarding the use of monofilament or braid? Pound test? What rod to mount it on. Also my Fishon Line Spooler from Sportsman Innovations only does spinning reels. So i figured out another way of spooling my reel.

So what is the thought process of what type of line to use? I love challenges like this, forces me to learn & to teach myself. This is just the beginning. I'll have to practice casting w/different weights depending on the rod i'll use. For now i'm using my HCS 14'2" Surf Rod. Might try a new 12ft rod next (prototype being revealed at ICAST next week. Years ago i was thrust into this w/no training. Had to teach myself. Now i'm still teaching myself as the equipment is always changing & evolving.

If i go mono i'll have line that stretches as braid doesn't. Less chance of the line breaking. Also resist abrasions much better than braid. But the larger line diameter limits how much line i can spool on. Also the thicker line diameter creates more wind resistant compared to braid. Now braid doesn't stretch & the thinner line diameter means i can spool more line on & i can cast farther due to less air resistance against the line. But on the downside any abrasions create weak points.

I may not earn a living doing this but i'm enriching my life with new challenges. As an angler myself i find it exciting to test a new rod or reel. The innovations coming out is mind blowing. Take this new Alijos. It's called a "Mini Makaira" because it's a highly compact powerhouse of the trolling originals. It has a cast control system that's not magnetic. The free spool is unreal. To cast far the incorporated features include the combined benefits of Thrust Bearings & TSI Oil. More information will be revealed after ICAST.


Attached Files Mono or Braid.png

Traveled the World diving & fishing. Became a ranked billiard player in Asia. Won a few senior bowling tournaments. I travel to the US, Australia & Europe working with museums & doing educational lectures.
Re: Spooling a NEW Conventional! Mono or Braid? Why? [Re: Scuba Chris] #14070349 07/22/21 08:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 68,386
banker-always fishing Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 68,386
thumb


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Sinner's Prayer. God forgive me a sinner. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior !
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3