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I caved and bought a bunch of small swim-baits over the new year. Mostly the soft, hollow body type. The closest thing I have to a swim-bait set-up is my old Abu 5501C3 reel with 15# yo-zuri, which is currently on an old 7' MH Shimano stick.  

 

I also have a 51e on a 7' MH All Star. The reel is spooled with 50# braid. I was thinking of striping this reel and re-spooling with some 10# Seguar 100% floro I have. Would that line be too light to throw with this rod and reel set-up?

 

Lastly, I also have a 2500 Stradic and a 30 President, both with 8# zuri. Both are on 6'6" Lightning rods.

 

I have a 7'6" H All Star and a 6' M Cabelas rod as well.

 

Which of these combos would be best suited to throw 5" to 6" soft swim-baits with keel weighted 0/3 - 0/5 hooks?

 

Look forward to any recommendations or advice, thanks.

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 When these baits are presented on that hook, they usually are designed to be fished in, around and through some type of cover; otherwise a jighead / open hook could be more effective.

 

I'd say that all the rigs you listed could work with the exception of the light (8 lb test) spinning tackle.

 

A-Jay

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your 51e and all star rod will work just fine with hollow bellies. keep the braid on but tie on a length of 12# fluorocarbon leader to the end and you're good to go.

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I throw my soft hollow body's on a 7mh most of the time and sometimes a 7'H. You should be fine. If the cover is really nasty or you decide to cover with a heavier weight with slightly larger swimbait, then u could use the 76H.

I can't speak for every body here because every fishes a little different but the only time I use a medium power rod for a "swim bait" is if it is a weightless fluke or similar soft jerk bait and the cover is,sparse to none.

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 51e on a 7' MH All Star

 

This will work just fine.

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I throw my soft swimbaits with the same rod/reel/line combo that Iuse for spinnerbaits and swimjigs. For me it's a 7 ' MH rod with a 6:1 geared reel, and 30 or 50 lb braid.

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Thanks fellas. My 51e will be getting some more work this season. I'll stick with the braid I have on it now, but in the near future plan on trying the Seaguar floro. RW, any thoughts on the 51e's performance with 10# floro?

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Thanks fellas. My 51e will be getting some more work this season. I'll stick with the braid I have on it now, but in the near future plan on trying the Seaguar floro. RW, any thoughts on the 51e's performance with 10# floro?

 

The diameter of the Seaguar #10 AbrazX is only .010" which is going to result in the line

digging into the spool. My suggestion is #50 Suffix 832 as the main line with the fluorocarbon

as a leader. Otherwise, I think Yo-Zuri Hybrid #12 is a better choice for mainline without a

leader.

 

 

 

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