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Upgrading My Reels To The Line Test.

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If I'm wrong please correct me, feel free.

I'm mainly shore fishing right now. Where the casting distance does matter. I notice that the line test isn't for the spinning reel I been using. I been purchasing the next size reel so the spool is the correct line test I'm using. I'm thinking this could be why I have problems throwing smaller weight lures because the heavier test line has problems unraveling off the smaller tighter spool?

If the heavier line test is the same diameter as the lower test line you should be ok in some situations.

I like the options of making longer casts into the pads were I can. I like to cast past the fish and work the lure from behind them offset

to the right or left of them not to spook them. I work the lure slowly near them not on top of them. This allows me the option of picking them off one by one if there is more of them there.

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I'm not sure that I completely understand the question, but the answer is braided line.

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The ratings are for line capacity not necessarily what should or has to be on there. If you want great casting distance with light lures try 15 or 20lb braid on a 2500 size reel. I can launch lures further than I want them to be. Nanofil is supposed to be great too but have no experience with it.

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Smaller spool means easier for it to come off and better casting distance, downside is not as much line will fit so you only get better casting distance until it gets so far down in the spool that it causes too much drag to unravel. The answer is to use a happy medium. Most (if not all) reels come with 3 sizes listed. For instance on a 2500 reel it is  200yd 6, 140yd 8, 120yd 10. For that reel #8 would be the preferred size but either 6 or 10 would work fine. If you were to use 10# on the next size smaller reel you would have problems. 

 

I guess what I am trying to say is, as long as your line poundage is listed on the reel, there should be NO problems with casting. 

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I'm thinking this could be why I have problems throwing smaller weight lures because the heavier test line has problems unraveling off the smaller tighter spool?

 

Since a lot of the distance on a spinning cast comes from the lure pulling the line off the spool, yes, all other things being equal, a lighter line with the same lure will result in a longer cast.

 

 

Smaller spool means easier for it to come off and better casting distance,

 

Sorry, this is not true. Larger spool = longer cast. The reason is with a smaller spool, for a given distance, the line has to make more revolutions. That extra friction from the line slapping the spool lip cuts down the distance. Or stated slightly differently, if a cast from two different reels have the same number of revolutions, the one from the larger spool will travel farther.

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