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8# to 6# for finesse
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:03:17 AM »

Currently I am running 8# FC Sniper on my finesse casting rig. I've got a Yumeya 36mm BFS spool installed with ZPI Office bearings.

I'm just curious how much improvement I will see dropping to 6# FC Sniper?

Anyone ever use it on a casting reel?
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Re: 8# to 6# for finesse
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 08:35:16 AM »

What improvement are you looking for? Casting distance?

You're already pretty small diameter. Obviously there will be some because of physics. But you'll have to weigh extra casting distance with a longer fight with a fish and the probability of catching that fish on lighter line at greater distances.

Not sure 2 pounds of diameter are worth a couple feet?
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Re: 8# to 6# for finesse
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »

Heck I've never used anything less than 8lb test on anything.

My "finesse" spinning outfit has 8lb on it and I call that my "extra finesse" gear. lol
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Re: 8# to 6# for finesse
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 08:41:38 AM »

What improvement are you looking for? Casting distance?

You're already pretty small diameter. Obviously there will be some because of physics. But you'll have to weigh extra casting distance with a longer fight with a fish and the probability of catching that fish on lighter line at greater distances.

Not sure 2 pounds of diameter are worth a couple feet?

Line management mainly. Just didn't know if 6# would have less memory or come off the spool easier? I don''t think that it will affect the bait much if any.
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Re: 8# to 6# for finesse
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 08:43:57 AM »

Line management mainly. Just didn't know if 6# would have less memory or come off the spool easier? I don''t think that it will affect the bait much if any.

It's been a long time since I've fished that light but there could be obvious differences between the two. Especially pertaining to brands. Example Maxima Line has a ton of memory but it's clear mono and strong. 2 pounds can mean a lot of difference. Not Trilene, not so much they would be about the same. So dealing with FC, the smallest I've used is 12 so I can't help there.
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Re: 8# to 6# for finesse
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 10:30:46 AM »

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Re: 8# to 6# for finesse
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 12:40:34 PM »

It's been a long time since I've fished that light but there could be obvious differences between the two. Especially pertaining to brands. Example Maxima Line has a ton of memory but it's clear mono and strong. 2 pounds can mean a lot of difference. Not Trilene, not so much they would be about the same. So dealing with FC, the smallest I've used is 12 so I can't help there.

Pretty much anymore all I use for Fluoro is FC Sniper. I'll jump on some Tatsu if it's on sale, but FC has been pretty decent for me.
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