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What Is Your 50/51E Spooled With?

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I'm pairing a Curado 51e with a Dobyns Champion 702c. I plan on using it for drop shotting, shakey heads, light jigs, split shot rigs, etc. Should I treat this like a spinning reel and go 10# or less for these applications, or can I get away with 12#? I'm planning on using some kind of fluorocarbon, probably Seagur Invizx. Any recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

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12 lb is fine. I use 10 on one and 12 on two others.

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I use 8 lb yo zuri on my finesse bc setup. I currently have 12 lb yo zuri on my 50e's.

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I have 2, one with 20lb Power Pro, one with 30.

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Curado 50E is spooled with 12# YoZuri. Chronarch 50E is spooled with 50# Power Pro.

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If you're dropshotting, I'd probably go 10#.

I have 10# on a core that I use for dropshotting and shakeyheads and it seems to do well. I feel like the lighter line helps pitch and cast lighter baits.

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Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and got 10# Sunline Sniper plus some other stuff with the TW bogo sale going on. Plus some NSCB hair jigs :respect-059:

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For those applications, 8-10# copoly or fluoro would work well.

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For finesse tactics I personally wouldn’t go higher than 8# and or the lightest I can get away with, also I wouldn’t be using a bait casting setup for finesse tactics. For me when I go finesse it’s mainly because the fish don’t want anything else/large, so my rig would be 6-8# Seagur AbrazX flouro on a spinning setup, light, small baits, hard to see line, in your face small food so eat me. But this is just in my small neck of the woods..

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Have that very same set-up. Love that Dobyns Rod!!

Currently have #10 Yozuri Hybrid.....does really well. I fish lots of wood. Bank has snags, trees, limbs. Need the Yozuri to pull loose. I could probably use #8. The Sniper should be perfect. I'm currently trying out the Sunline Biwako Professional Guide series in #8 on another reel. I may end up putting that line on the 50E since it casts so very well!

Don't you think the COLOR scheme of that rod and reel match well!

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Have that very same set-up. Love that Dobyns Rod!!

Currently have #10 Yozuri Hybrid.....does really well. I fish lots of wood. Bank has snags, trees, limbs. Need the Yozuri to pull loose. I could probably use #8. The Sniper should be perfect. I'm currently trying out the Sunline Biwako Professional Guide series in #8 on another reel. I may end up putting that line on the 50E since it casts so very well!

Don't you think the COLOR scheme of that rod and reel match well!

Yeah man! I think the grey/blue/black will go nice with the Curado. Hard to find rods that will match that green well. I can't wait till everything finally gets here. Its always encouraging to hear that you picked out a good set up, haha. I haven't been out in a few weeks so this will be a nice combo to get back out on the water.

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It matches the DX or champion extreme series nicely from a color perspective.

I would say put 8 or 10 pound invisix or sniper in the reel for those techniques.

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I think the best thing about the 50Es is that they are so sturdy and so light. I use they on my bubba drop shot set-ups with 20 lb Seaguar Abrazax. Works great - remember to give it a shot of Line Magic from time to time. That Abrazax is tough stuff. I've gotten rigs stuck and rather than tear up my fingers yanking on the line, I wrapped line around a boat cleat and backed it off with the trolling motor. Several times I've gotten my whole rig back because I broke the branch I was stuck on,

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