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What Strength Line Is On My Reel?

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Well, dumb question, new to the forums. I'm not going to go into how often I fish or anything.

I have a Penn Fierce 6000 reel, and I have some PowerPro braided, hi-vis yellow braided wire on my reel. But, I am thinking of respooling soon , but I don't remember what strength line I'm using. I really like this line wight, regardless of what weight I should use, I like this weight, but don't know of its 20 or 30 lb test. Anyone know how I can tell which it is? Thanks guys!

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match it up to some mono...i think its 6lb diameter for the 20 and 8lb diameter for the 30....or just grab either because there really isnt much diff between the 2(i would opt for the 30 though just my personal pref)

 

wow just looked it up and that reel holds 280 yards of 17lb line lol...if you use 20-30lb powerpro you going to need like 500 or so yards to fill it

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match it up to some mono...i think its 6lb diameter for the 20 and 8lb diameter for the 30....or just grab either because there really isnt much diff between the 2(i would opt for the 30 though just my personal pref)

 

wow just looked it up and that reel holds 280 yards of 17lb line lol...if you use 20-30lb powerpro you going to need like 500 or so yards to fill it

Any way I could do it without buying mono? Would just tieing a weight to it and lifting it up do the trick?

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i wouldn't worry to much about the diameter or maybe just take a small piece of it with you and try and compare sizes in the store.  Also given the amount of line that reel holds you may be better off just stripping off about half of the line and topping hte spool off instead of going with a full respool.

 

Also, why are you wanting to respool?  I have power pro that is going on three seasons now and have no reason to replace it as of yet.  I have never had to replace power pro because it wore out but only because it has gotten to short due to reties, break offs etc...

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Keep the line you have. If you decide that fishing is something you are going to

get into, you will need a new reel, that one is way too big. As far as respooling,

most guys use cheap backing and 75-80 yards of their "good line".

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Since its braid, why not pull it all off and then respool with the other end?

LC

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Since Power Pro boxes have a swatch of line tied to them, it should be pretty easy to take the reel to the store, and match it up.

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Any way I could do it without buying mono? Would just tieing a weight to it and lifting it up do the trick?

 

Yeah weights if you are sure they weight what they are rated would work. If you have a scale that you can read while lifting go ahead and try as well. I test my knots this way. I tie to hook and tie to scale then put hook through anchor hole, cover with towel, then lift steadily. Example my 15# PPS8S breaks at 20-21pounds, 15# Kanzen 9-12pounds, 6# Nanofil bit over 9#.

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Any way I could do it without buying mono? Would just tieing a weight to it and lifting it up do the trick?

No because braid breaks a lot higher than it's rating. I'm not really sure why they use a lower rating on the box  :Idontknow: . I just want to ask why are you respooling any way?

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Keep the line you have. If you decide that fishing is something you are going to

get into, you will need a new reel, that one is way too big. As far as respooling,

most guys use cheap backing and 75-80 yards of their "good line".

If bass fishing is the intent RW's response is exactly correct IMO.  Buy a bass sized reel and you can use that line on it whether it's 20 or 30#.  Put some mono on that 6000, get an ugly stick and use it as a bait outfit.  I would never consider picking up a weight heavy enough to break 20 or 30# line just to see the breaking point and what the pound test is.

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You can use a micrometer to measure the line and compare that to a known line like in the sport shop line dept.

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Cut off a 6" piece and go to walmart. Hold it next to the line tied on the boxes and see which one it is. If you still cant tell, buy 30#. 

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