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Old 10-07-2007, 17:34
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which is better for spodding and which breaking strainwould be best for long cast
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I dunno if this is right or wrong, but I got 15lb mainline mono with a 40lb shock leader..making sure there are still a few coils of the leader around the spool just before cast, ensures the leader takes the strain of the cast, and the 15lb mono is easy to cast with a small diamiter..

Ive also read that if you use braid, it can sometimes slice through your finger on the cast, where as mono doesnt do this..

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Old 10-07-2007, 21:55
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cheers i did have mono on before and its seems easier to cast and cheeper
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:23
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Mono, braid is far too thin and will cut through you finger stall more easily. 40lb shockleader may be too light as well.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:39
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I have 8lb mono, even smaller diameter, with a shock leader (40lb is more than enough!!).

Why have 15lb when all you need it for is to wind in an empty spod?

This was guidance provided by the "Rik Man"
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:13
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I use 40 lb braid straight through which casts like a dream and with the clutch of the reel fully tightened it wont cut into your fingers, even without a finger stool. The big problem with casting cuts is that people forget to fully tighten the clutch before casting and then the spool slips as the pressure is put on and the line slides across your finger like a cheese wire.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:17
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I think the question is Keith why use expensive braid at 40lb at all? Its just not required really and will not cast any better that 8/10/12lb mono...which is far far cheaper.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:25
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I used braid (Fireline) but found the line clip shredded it and even tried it with some power gum in the clip cushion it. I gave up and now just use 15lbs ESP mono line straight through. never had a break off and never had any line cutting into my fingers, but then I've not been trying to launch the spod at the moon.

I can easily get 80 yards with this, but I may have to revise my thinking if I want to go over it. The reason for 15lbs straight through is that I can also use the reel on a spare rod too. The other spool has braid still, but this is now reserved for the marker and feature finding where you feel the lumps and bumps better.

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Old 11-07-2007, 13:46
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I'm a braid fan but I'd stick to Mono for definite.
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Old 11-07-2007, 14:19
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my advice to Bully for the light mainline, was because he didn't want to shell out for braid.

I use braid on my spod rod, don't know why, always have, probably because my spod and marker reels are the same so I loaded them both up the same so they're interchangeable.
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