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How To Use A Bait Casters With Lighter Line And Tackle

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I getting better with the bait casters I have . But I was watching some youtube videos and see anglers with looks to be lighter line and tackle ? would a senko be heavy enough used wacky style ?

Ed

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5" senkos is pefect for baitcasters and never had a problem, but it takes some getting used to if you are using a MH I would recommend a M. I have used 4" senkos in the past so it is fine.

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A 5" Senko with a 3/0 EWG is something like 3/8 oz, if I'm not mistaken?

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I throw the 4 inch senko on a medium ***, with a chronarch 50e on 10lb flouro.  It works for me, I prefer it with a 1/4 oz weight t rigged, but have thrown them wacky without much issue.  I prefer the 5 inch for wacky rigs myself as well

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I thought you were going to say you had a mini baitcaster like the one I have for panfish & crappies.

A senko no problem. My smallest carolina rigged senko I use a 1/8oz

weight. Just to give it some weight.

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I have 2 bait casters, one with 65 lb braid for top water & frogs another with 14 lb copolymer. If I go lighter I start getting issues with smaller line burying itself . What if anything can be done to stop that ? Line not tight enough when spooling it on ? They work great when you finally get a hang of them

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I have 2 bait casters, one with 65 lb braid for top water & frogs another with 14 lb copolymer. If I go lighter I start getting issues with smaller line burying itself . What if anything can be done to stop that ? Line not tight enough when spooling it on ? They work great when you finally get a hang of them

Ed

For sure you need to spool the line on under some tension.  Can't really say why your line is burying itself.  I have been using 40# Sufix Performance on an STX-L for 4 years.  It goes to FL with me where I sometimes pull fish out of weed beds.  Never had it dig in.

 

Most of my MH casting rods carry 12# mono...Medium rods carry 8# mono.  I don't have problems with line digging in on any of my rods.  Hopefully someone will have an answer for you.

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I fish 20lb braid on baitcasters. It has the diameter of 6lb and never digs in. Youre probably not putting enough tension on your line when spooling up.

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There both working better since I put heavier line on. When I first got them i had 10# mono on that really dug in .

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