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How Light Of A Line On A Bc?

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So far this is what I got

All are BCs, all with P-Line Fluroclear

7'M 7:1 w/12lb - Cranks (Next combo will be crankbait specific, wee bit longer rod, moderate action, and a slower reel)

7'MH 7:1 w/15lb - Jigs

7'MH 7:1 w/15lb - Spinnerbaits, lipless cranks. hollowbody swimbaits

Oh yeah for my other one

7'MH 6.3:1 w/ 50lb braid - frogs and other things that need strong braid

And my last setup is a 7'M with a 6.4:1 reel. Specifically a St croix Mojo and TD Advantage. Thinking about putting some 8lb on it and using it for plastics. I have a spinning rod but I use that for mainly 1/16oz texas rigged worms and various other light lures

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My 2 most used line weights are 12 lb. & 8 lb. mono. I'm using 8 lb. on at least 2 reels currently. (Can't recall offhand just what I do have on each reel.) Plan on trying 6 lb. on my Sol/ Expert Light combo.

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Man its so different down here. I spool 12lb on my crankbait rods, and I consider that LIGHT. Everything else is between 15lb-65lb. I use alot of 20lb floro. There are just too many big fish and thick cover down here in LA I guess.

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Ive never gone lighter than 12# Yozuri myself, and thats on my 50E for light baits. My other reels have 20# Yozuri, and 65# Spiderwire. As for your frog rod, you should be at a 7.1 reel to horse those fish out of the cover. Anyway you go about it, make sure you have enough b@11z to keep the fish from beating you.

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Up here in the north, clear water means lighter line. 15lb is about as heavy as I want to go.

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Ok then, try the YoZuri. This stuff holds up very well. The 12# has a breaking strength of 20#

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Man its so different down here. I spool 12lb on my crankbait rods, and I consider that LIGHT. Everything else is between 15lb-65lb. I use alot of 20lb floro. There are just too many big fish and thick cover down here in LA I guess.

Enough of the bragging. :) Would take me 2 personal bests (or more) up here to equal one of yours. :( I wouldn't be afraid to fish 4 lb. in my local river.

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10# is as light as I will go on a baitcaster. Anything lighter is on spinning reels.

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8 is the lightest I'll go on my Chronarch.

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10# is as light as I will go on a baitcaster. Anything lighter is on spinning reels.

You have to be careful with light line on a casting reel, if you have a good reel then there usually isn't any problems but a value priced casting reel may have a little larger gap between the spool and the frame and light line can end up in there and talk about a mess. Most of todays reels in the 100 dollar price point should be fine as they are made with more precise but check to make sure before you spool up with the light line.

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Yep 8lb works nice on my TD Advantage. Forgot to put the mag brakes and adjust the tension knob. Holy backlash! So bad I had to just cut a lot of line. But after I got everything taken care of, it casts pretty well. I'll see how it does actually fishing thursday.

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When the winter comes and the water clears and the vegitation dies around here I use 6# fluoro. Right now i'm loving 10# YZH

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Enough of the bragging. :) Would take me 2 personal bests (or more) up here to equal one of yours. :( I wouldn't be afraid to fish 4 lb. in my local river.

Haha...well then come on down here and spend a week on Toledo Bend in March! I garuntee you will catch something bigger than 5lbs. May want to buy some bigger line before you come though :eyebrows:

Heck, I can bring you to almost any local lake and catch quite a few fish over 4lbs in a week of fishing in March, not to mention the possiblity of a 10+.

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I routinely use 10# Trilene Big Game on my crankbait setups, sometimes going to 8#. For jigs and T-rigs I'll normally use 12-15#. But then, I'm not likely to be horsin' 10 pound bass out of heavy cover either.

Tom

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Haha...well then come on down here and spend a week on Toledo Bend in March! I garuntee you will catch something bigger than 5lbs. May want to buy some bigger line before you come though :eyebrows:

Heck, I can bring you to almost any local lake and catch quite a few fish over 4lbs in a week of fishing in March, not to mention the possiblity of a 10+.

That's it. Im tired of hearing about all the big fish YOU guys catch, I'm moving down there.

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That's it. Im tired of hearing about all the big fish YOU guys catch, I'm moving down there.

:laugh5: My clubs March tournament was on Toledo Bend and we had 2 fish weighed in over 8lbs. And thats just from a small club tournament. :respect-059:

BUT, yall do have the brown fish and we dont. I've always wanted to catch some good smallies. :Idontknow:

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Haha...well then come on down here and spend a week on Toledo Bend in March! I garuntee you will catch something bigger than 5lbs. May want to buy some bigger line before you come though :eyebrows:

Heck, I can bring you to almost any local lake and catch quite a few fish over 4lbs in a week of fishing in March, not to mention the possiblity of a 10+.

I do have a 100 yd & 300 yd spool of 14 lb and a 100 yd spool of 17 lb. Can't see me using either up here. Have 40 lb. braid on one reel and 55 lb. braid on another. Both for the thicker stuff like fishing frogs in lily pads. Will be in Florida next week. That is as close as I'll probably ever get to you. Taking my STX with the 40 lb. braid, Curado 51E with 8 lb, mono and an undecided (as yet) reel with 12 lb mono with me. Unless I change my mind by Monday. :) I keep 3 rods there, but guess nothing says I can't take as many reels as I want to with me. :rolleyes:

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I use 4,6,and 8lb line on my Ambassadeur 1500-2500C's for plastics.

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I have 8lb on my crank setup and my topwater/misc setup and I plan to keep it like that. 8lb works great. I had 6lb flouro a few years ago, it casted well but the backlashes were frequent.

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I put at least 15 lb. on all of my baitcasters. 10 lb. and less go on the spinning reels.

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14 # on 2 10# on one 8# on spinning

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Go over to Japan. Its nothing for them to spool 2lb test on a baitcaster.

10lb is the lighest I go on a baitcaster. That is for crankbaits and Texas Rig worms 7" and smaller. Anything less than 10lb line goes onto spinning reels

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First and foremost line should be matched to conditions, lure and target species. The most effective way to manage the line and presentation will determine if you want casting or spinning tackle. It's largely preference. By design spinning tackle is better suited to light line 8# and less.

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12lb Pline Fluoroclear on my Johnny Morris Elite baitcaster. I use that for soft plastics mostly and occasional jig fishing.

12lb Trilene XL on my other bait caster for crank baits and top waters.

8lb Pline Fluoroclear on my spinning. For smallies.

I need 4 rod and reel combos to be honest but for now, 2 will have to do. I had to sell some.

When I am in Florida, I use 30lb braid for jigs, 12lb Pline for soft plastics, and 12lb mono for top waters and cranks. We got big bass in heavy grass down in Florida. To be fair, I played out that 11.4lb bass in my avatar with 10lb Trilene XL mono with a swim jig. Let the drag down a few clicks and prayed.

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