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As in the actual mass of the line. I want to shave off the most amount of weight possible on the spool for finesse reasons.

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Braid. How light of finesse are you talking about? If you really want to shave some weight, a shallow spool from Avail, ZPI, KTF or Yumeya is a huge help.

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yep lighter braid

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that's what I figured and hoped for. I ordered an SV spool for my T3. I've got some 20lb power pro ready to go on there. I think I'll get that medium light tatula to mount it on. Hopefully I can get 1/8 oz out there a good ways. Thanks for the timely answers, guys.

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Just be aware that the tatula series of rods is rated lighter than they are. Going by lure ratings, and actual in hand experience. The ml is more of a med.

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Ive used 10#PP on a baitcaster  for over 10 years once the coating wears off it behaves much better. I also use 15 and 20# braids seems like 20 is rather high for finesse IMO.

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I just spooled my spinning rod with 10# Sufix NanoBraid; the stuff is literally like a thread. I have better casting distance that I ever have with any other line.

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You will save more weight by using 80 braid to fill the spool half full before filling with 20 lb braid (.009D). I wouldn't suggest using small diameter 10 lb test braid (.006D) on a baitcasting reel.

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yeah, but I don't know how far that thing will cast a heavier crank or spoon yet, so I just filled it up with 20#

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Just be aware that the tatula series of rods is rated lighter than they are. Going by lure ratings, and actual in hand experience. The ml is more of a med.

 

Hopefully the softer action will make up for that. My mh reg fishes jigs etc just the way I want it to. Plus its hard to find a true ml casting rod.

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Lol...isnt 20# braid roughly equivalent to 6# mono? Come on now..

 

right , 20# is the lower limit of what I'd use on any baitcaster.

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10# is the lightest I'd ever even use on a spinning reel.

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Lol...isnt 20# braid roughly equivalent to 6# mono? Come on now..

And your point is?

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I am assuming you're asking because you want the line to sink less?? Please tell me you're not trying to actually lighten the spool itself. :tard:

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I am assuming you're asking because you want the line to sink less?? Please tell me you're not trying to actually lighten the spool itself. :tard:

 

That's exactly what I want to do. The lighter the better for light baits. So if 20# braid is lighter in mass than 6# fluoro, then that's the logical choice. I'll be using 6# dia. (8# test) invizx leaders with it.

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my point is that a 6# diameter is not 'rather high' for finesse. :cool09:

20# braid is and that is what he was talking about. Actually, 10# braid would be better if you are using a shallow BFS spool. I just got back home from trying out a rod for topwater walking baits and the reel was a Conquest 50 with an Avail CQ5026 spool, the line was 20# Suffix 832 and the lure was a Lucky Craft Sammy 65. I casted down to the spool with this setup. My options are to use a deeper spool or thinner line. 10# would be ideal.

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Spool braid tight and be mindful of digging - retrieve with some line tension too !

I throw some crappie / bluegill 1/16th oz. tubes on an UL spinning outfit with #5lb. PP , a Ned Rig ML spinning outfit with #8lb. PP , ML spinning outfit with #10lb. PP for Drop Shot and a M spinning outfit with #15lb. PP for Shakyhead ...On my baitcasters I won't go any lower than #30lb. PP !

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#10 power pro on my finesse casting reel. Works fine for me.

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20# braid is and that is what he was talking about. Actually, 10# braid would be better if you are using a shallow BFS spool. I just got back home from trying out a rod for topwater walking baits and the reel was a Conquest 50 with an Avail CQ5026 spool, the line was 20# Suffix 832 and the lure was a Lucky Craft Sammy 65. I casted down to the spool with this setup. My options are to use a deeper spool or thinner line. 10# would be ideal.

 

I don't think my sv1000 spool is THAT shallow. There is enough line on there that I don't see any issues casting it to the backing. Close, though. I haven't gotten a chance to put it through its paces yet.

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You will save more weight by using 80 braid to fill the spool half full before filling with 20 lb braid (.009D). I wouldn't suggest using small diameter 10 lb test braid (.006D) on a baitcasting reel.

Tom

^^^^ This. Because it's thick braid, you'll actually use less line and have more space between the line as it layers onto the spool. Once you have a good backing of that on, then put your main line on, be it 20# or whatever you end up going with. Did you get the deep or shallow SV1000 spool?

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my point is that a 6# diameter is not 'rather high' for finesse. :cool09:

Its not the dia that is important here as much as it is the weight of the line 10# braid will be lighter yet give plenty of strength for finesse, upwards of 15# breaking point. Throwing a light bait like say SK Bitsy Minnow at .0823ounces the lighter 10# briad will create less drag than 20#. Each person has their own aspect of what finesse is and to me 20# braid that breaks at 25+ isnt finesse line.

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^^^^ This. Because it's thick braid, you'll actually use less line and have more space between the line as it layers onto the spool. Once you have a good backing of that on, then put your main line on, be it 20# or whatever you end up going with. Did you get the deep or shallow SV1000 spool?

 

The shallow. I would've done that if I knew exactly how much 20# I could cast off of it. I'll use it for 1/2 oz cranks, too, and based on how the 1016 spooled with 30lb line casted those, the sv with 20# should fling em into the next county.

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you don't want to reel any knots back through the t3 line guide so it's best to use the least amount of backing possible to make sure you don't have to.

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2 lb braid to me = a light action rod and that knot better be perfect now im thinkin 2 on my abu 1600 with a whippy light 5 foot pistol grip .know if i can just get that knot to perfection

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Um, yeah. It is. Particularly on a baitcaster.

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