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Benifits Of Deeper And Wider Spools?

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So I just got a new Johnny Morris sig 2 reel. It has the deep and wider spool with the 6.x:1 gear ratio. What's the benifits of the larger spool? What does it give me? It honestly is the spool size of my curado 300e almost... Thanks

TYG

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They are designed to hold more line and/or heavier line.

I don't like anything about them, I don't like deep spools

either.

 

 

 

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I'm with roadwarrior. You can only cast so far and having 150 yards of line just seems like overkill unless you're long lining cranks or throwing swimbaits. I'd be happy if mine only held 80-90 yards max.

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I don't like deep spools, but I like wide spools. Deep spools = wasted line, extra weight

That is why I love JDM shallow spools. Less line, but it is on the outside of the spool. It is like having backing already on the spool.

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That was a very nice gift... I hope you appreciate the sentiment that it represents.

 

 

oe

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deeper, wider spools hold more line. fishing line is relatively heavy, adding weight to the spool. more spool weight equals more inertia (resistance to startup) BUT also equals greater momentum once in motion. more spool momentum means it will continue peeling out line longer, equaling greater distance. so, when casting big, heavy lures like deep-diving crankbaits, you'll get more distance on the cast.

 

also, wider spools typically allow the levelwind to lay your line down at broader angles than with narrow spools. the wider crosswraps resist line digging better.

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I like deep / wide spools. You don't have to worry about running out of line, and you don't need to carry line with you.

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I use nothing but spinning and have some wide spool ones.  I did buy one several years ago and it was terrible and I returned it, not wanting to depress any one owning it I won't mention the brand.  In it's place I bought wire spool Daiwa tierra, pretty decent reel and nothing to complain about.  I own a Pflueger arbor 50 wide spool, it's a wonderful reel.  Spooled up with 180 yds 14# copoly, casts like a dream, weighs but 12 oz which is very light for a reel 50 or 5000 series reel, more drag power than I'll ever need at 25#, drag settings are precise.  This is a dedicated barracuda reel, 40-50" cuda will test your equipment and this reel has passed with flying colors, as with all my Pluegers never needing service or repair.

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If you're casting a lot of 3/4 ounce and up plugs, especially flat side baits and swimbaits, you will appreciate the deeper spool. Like 21 said, more momentum, longer casts, and this is essentially what they were designed for. No wasted line at all. It actually conserves it. Just spool it from that reel onto another and you have fresh line that's never touched the water unless you use the reel for long line trolling.

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A wide spool also maintains it's IPT better than a narrow spool because you have more line laying at the same level on the spool.  

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