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Multiple Baitcasters
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:46:51 AM »

For you guys with multiple Baitcasters, what do you spoil them with, do you stick with one type of line with different lb test or do you spool with different line all together? I've got 3 and trying to decide.


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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 09:53:46 AM »

For the most part, I use Power Pro 30#.  I do have one spooled with Sufix Siege mono that I like to use for crank baits and spinner baits.  Everything else is braid.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 10:05:46 AM »

For the most part, I use Power Pro 30#.  I do have one spooled with Sufix Siege mono that I like to use for crank baits and spinner baits.  Everything else is braid.
Does Gear Ratio play into your decision making process, is your reel spooled with mono a lower ratio?


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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 10:09:05 AM »

It all depends on what you are planning to use as bait. Line/rod/reel/IPT all become a factor to determine the best combination.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 10:25:47 AM »

It all depends on what you are planning to use as bait. Line/rod/reel/IPT all become a factor to determine the best combination.
Soft plastics, some squarebills, chatterbait, every now and again frogs.


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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 10:51:33 AM »

You can technically use braid for all that, but I would use a good mono for the treble baits.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 02:16:22 PM »

As has been said its depends on what you are doing. If you plan to use a rod for frogs and possibly pitching Id do 50lb or 65lb braid on it the others 30 or 40lb braid. Either of those other two can have a mono leader added to work treble baits.

I would advise checking the recommendations on the rods for some guidance on what direction to start setting them up.  Pay attention to line diameter for better results.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 02:58:10 PM »

I'm moving to braid on all of my reels. 65lb for froggin, 30lb for everything else. I've gotten pretty good at tying the fg knot for a flour to braid leader if I see fit to use one.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2018, 03:40:37 PM »

I'll add to what Steve mentioned, line diameter recommendations for reels are listed on the reel, box, or online. The info is fairly easily obtained.
Most braided line will tell it's diameter on the label, and many list the mono equivalent, like this:


See where it says "12 EQ. DIA." right below the word "TEST"? That means 12# mono equivalent diameter.
Many labels are a bit more straightforward, some lines don't list the mono equivalent at all and you'll have to compare the actual diameters...


After a lot of time wasted picking out backlashes, I'd recommend NOT going with a smaller diameter than what the reel manufacturer recommends. Some reels and anglers can handle it better than others, but I get too many backlashes when my line's too light.

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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 06:07:21 PM »

I dunno, if I had three reels, I would set them up differently on different rods.

One would be a frog rig, of course.

The other a MH with mono, lb test depends on where you are fishin at.

The third would be a medium with braid.

I'm pretty sure that will cover a whole lot of presentations there.

Especially when you started playing the leader game.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2018, 08:41:50 AM »

I have more reels that rods.  I spool my reels depending on how I'm going to be using them.   Heavy braid for frogging, lighter braid for fishing weeds,  Heavy fluro for docks, wood and rocks, mono for topwaters, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits.  I'll switch reels to match line to techniques.  For example, I might use heavy braid for frogging, later in the day change to a reel with lighter braid and use the rod for punching grass, and later change to a reel with fluro to pitch docks.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2018, 09:38:05 AM »

I have more reels that rods.  I spool my reels depending on how I'm going to be using them.   Heavy braid for frogging, lighter braid for fishing weeds,  Heavy fluro for docks, wood and rocks, mono for topwaters, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits.  I'll switch reels to match line to techniques.  For example, I might use heavy braid for frogging, later in the day change to a reel with lighter braid and use the rod for punching grass, and later change to a reel with fluro to pitch docks.

That works. Although I would add a few rods now so you don't have to do a lot of switching around all the time.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 01:43:05 PM »

Ok, so I feel bad reading this thread, , , ,

1 7'6" XH 65# braid
1 7'3" XH 65# braid
1 7'3"  H  65# braid
1 7'3" MH 50# braid
1 7'3" MH mono  (I'll chunk a trap every now and then)

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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2018, 04:20:11 PM »

I generally take three baitcasters with me.  Two have braid, one has fluoro.  It depends on what I'm using it for and some of it comes down to your personal preference. 
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2018, 07:20:38 AM »

It all depends on what you are planning to use as bait. Line/rod/reel/IPT all become a factor to determine the best combination.

What he said.
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2018, 10:26:54 AM »

That works. Although I would add a few rods now so you don't have to do a lot of switching around all the time.

Find it hard to take more than 15 rods with me.  I like to have multiple setups for the same application, like a left handed and right handed punching set up, or pitching docks with a rod rigged with a jig and one rigged with a worm, or a different color or weight.  I really try to make things as complicated as possible ~roflmao
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Re: Multiple Baitcasters
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2018, 08:09:22 AM »

Find it hard to take more than 15 rods with me.  I like to have multiple setups for the same application, like a left handed and right handed punching set up, or pitching docks with a rod rigged with a jig and one rigged with a worm, or a different color or weight.  I really try to make things as complicated as possible ~roflmao

I have a similar attitude....except about 10 is all I feel like I can carry in my car.  Need a bigger vehicle!   lo

OP:  I prefer a mono/co-polymer.  Generally speaking I have settled on 17# on Heavy rods, 12# on MH rods, 8# on Medium rods and either 8# or 6# on ML rods.  Obviously there are exceptions.  Braid is the way to go on your frog rod.  I bought a new-2-me braid in 45# that I plan on using on a bottom contact rod.  Not much of a fan of fluorocarbon lines.
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