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Hi i'm new to this forum and i was hoping i could get some questions answered here.

I'm finally grasping the fishing basics of mono line and pretty much everything to that point. My Avenger abf 90 holds 30 pound test line at 330 yards. I was wondering how much braided line will it hold? and should i also put the same pound test? so a 30 pound braided on my reel? I heard some people put on bigger lb on their reels like 60 lb. i'm not sure how that works and i would appreciate it if some people shed some light on this topic.

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Lots. You can easily fit 100 yards of 60 pound braid on a normal baitcaster spool, if not more. I have 150 yards of 12 pound berkley nanofil on my daiwa takara and the spool is only 3/4 full. Also have a pair of very sharp scissors.

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Ok but isn't 60 lb line too much for my real? its only rated at 30 lb and so is much rod. Woulden't this break my reel or rod? That's the thing i quite don't understand about braided line

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Yes this is for saltwater and freshwater. Is there some type of conversion i could use in order to see how much braided i can put on and what pound test? And also from what im reading, when i use braided i can get better line lb test then if i used the mono? I'm still very confused about this haha.

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Yes this is for saltwater and freshwater. Is there some type of conversion i could use in order to see how much braided i can put on and what pound test? And also from what im reading, when i use braided i can get better line lb test then if i used the mono? I'm still very confused about this haha.

I worked in a bait shop and this was the biggest question by most people wanting to put line on their reel. Go look at this Power Pro line ( at tackle warehouse . com )

scroll down in the description box on the right side. You will see that 65lb power pro is the same size as 16lb mono. Some people would come in and want 10lb braid on a giant spinning reel spool and you can literally fill it up forever because it is as thin as 2lb mono but more expensive.

Edit: why cant i post links to tackle warehouse? thats horse ****

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Alright i get it know just 1 more question. Lets say im using a 65 braided line and i hook a fish lets say 40 pounds. Would i be able to reel this fish in using my reel and rod rated at max of 30 pounds mono? I looks at the specs section of the power pro website and i found out i can have up to 150 lb braided because it the same as 30 mono. which is crazy to me lol.

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Alright i get it know just 1 more question. Lets say im using a 65 braided line and i hook a fish lets say 40 pounds. Would i be able to reel this fish in using my reel and rod rated at max of 30 pounds mono? I looks at the specs section of the power pro website and i found out i can have up to 150 lb braided because it the same as 30 mono. which is crazy to me lol.

Asking bass guys about drag settings is like.......well,... asking bass guys about drag settings. There are several good salt water sites where guys with experience fighting large fish with light tackle dwell. I'm just saying....

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IMO this reel should be used for saltwater bait fishing, trolling, drifting and could be used for catfish or carp too. For a reel of this size even 65lb braid would require (without doing the math) somewhere around 650 yds., that said I would top shot, in other words put on mono backing, then spool the rest with your braid. There are many saltwater people that have formulas posted on the net for that, I do not know them off hand. For the most part 300 yds of 65# braid is plenty, it's unlikely you will get down to the backing, a simple albright knot is a good choice for joining those lines.

As important as the line and probably more so is your rod and that is dependent on what you are going to do with it and whether you are fishing from boat, shore or a pier, but now we are complicating the issue a bit. For general purpose a 7' for boat or a 9 or 10' from a pier. That said use what you have for the moment until you know where you are going with this set up and what you will be catching. 40# is a big fish and don't think for second you are going to hook one every time out, but can you land one with a 30# rod, absolutely, however for a reel that size I'd prefer a 40# rod.

Reason's quote is 100% correct, IMO setting your drag isn't too hard, batten it down all the way then back off until you can pull line out with some effort, then tweek it once you are getting fish, after that it becomes second nature to set it. Your reel has 22# max drag, you may not be able to pull that out, but a good fish can.

Bear in mind this reel and rod is not a repetitive cast and retrieve combo like one would use for bass or inshore type fishing.

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IMO this reel should be used for saltwater bait fishing, trolling, drifting and could be used for catfish or carp too. For a reel of this size even 65lb braid would require (without doing the math) somewhere around 650 yds., that said I would top shot, in other words put on mono backing, then spool the rest with your braid. There are many saltwater people that have formulas posted on the net for that, I do not know them off hand. For the most part 300 yds of 65# braid is plenty, it's unlikely you will get down to the backing, a simple albright knot is a good choice for joining those lines.

As important as the line and probably more so is your rod and that is dependent on what you are going to do with it and whether you are fishing from boat, shore or a pier, but now we are complicating the issue a bit. For general purpose a 7' for boat or a 9 or 10' from a pier. That said use what you have for the moment until you know where you are going with this set up and what you will be catching. 40# is a big fish and don't think for second you are going to hook one every time out, but can you land one with a 30# rod, absolutely, however for a reel that size I'd prefer a 40# rod.

Reason's quote is 100% correct, IMO setting your drag isn't too hard, batten it down all the way then back off until you can pull line out with some effort, then tweek it once you are getting fish, after that it becomes second nature to set it. Your reel has 22# max drag, you may not be able to pull that out, but a good fish can.

Bear in mind this reel and rod is not a repetitive cast and retrieve combo like one would use for bass or inshore type fishing.

Thanks makes more sense now. Also I'm not that type of person, i don't mind casting and retrieving with a big rod and reel.

I also switched to this reel because there is a lot of brush and grass where i fish in and i'm just getting sick of tired of losing countless hooks, leader, sinkers etc because i cant reel in with my other rod and reel. My 30lb mono and some crank baits work wonders in the grass and make catching fish like bass and catfish easier for me. That and i also plan on using it for surf fishing when i go to cali for vacation ^_^ Thanks for the tips everyone i appreciate it.

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A lot of rods and reels can be overlapped for a variety of species and techniques, but IMO you are exceeding those limits. A reel weighing 27 oz. should be on a boat rod or surf type rod, not an inshore type. 600 plus yds of line is not needed even for surf or most offshore applications, very few fish are capable of putting on that kind of run and for the ones that are your reel isn't heavy duty enough for them. I'm not quite sure of that you realize what you are getting into doing repetitive casting with a 27 oz reel, a 8-10 or even 12' rod and lures heavy enough to load up those kinds of rods, you are talking some major weight. Not that many don't do that but only use those combos for their intended use, certainly not for bass fishing. Personally I would abandon your idea and purchase a suitable bass rod and reel. To address you concern of losing baits, that happens to everyone doing any kind of fishing, if you aren't losing them you ain't fishing.

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