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my dad recently bought a 4500 size Okuma stratus spinning reel. It is rated for 270 yards of 8 pound mono. I was hoping to put 125 yards of yellow tuff line force 15 pound test. i would use an 8-10 pound seaguar linvisx leader. 

1. will this be enough line

2. do i need a backing

3. is invisx a good leader

4. is tuff line force good?

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26 minutes ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

my dad recently bought a 4500 size oakum stratus spinning reel. It is rated for 270 yards of 8 pound mono. I was hoping to put 125 yards of yellow tuff line force 15 pound test. i would use an 8-10 pound seaguar linvisx leader. 

1. will this be enough line

2. do i need a backing

3. is invisx a good leader

4. is tuff line force good?

1.- Yes

2.- Yes

3.- Yes

4.- I can´t say, I have never tried it. Braid lasts so long that the only reel spool I have with Power Pro has had it for years.

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Good gravy that's a big reel. You might need a lot of backing.

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That's a pretty hefty reel.  What's he planning on using it for?

Seriously, though, that reel would take 400 yards of braid.  

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40 minutes ago, Turkey sandwich said:

That's a pretty hefty reel.  What's he planning on using it for?

Seriously, though, that reel would take 400 yards of braid.  

Like i said, my dad bought it, with the thought that bigger is better, that was when i just got into fishing 6 times a week. It is a little bigger than a 2500 size, just holds lots of line 

 

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Get some inexpensive mono to fill as backing.  I'm sure Invisx would be fine as a leader, though I use actual leader material (Seaguar is my favorite). I haven't tried their 4orce line yet, but I like the lines I have tried: HeviCore, Tournament8, SuperCast, and XP.

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13 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Get some inexpensive mono to fill as backing.  I'm sure Invisx would be fine as a leader, though I use actual leader material (Seaguar is my favorite). I haven't tried their 4orce line yet, but I like the lines I have tried: HeviCore, Tournament8, SuperCast, and XP.

force is a braid, it is made by tuf line. just wanted to clarify...

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I know what it is.  Haven't tried it.  Hevicore and XP are typical braid.  SuperCast is a fused and coated microfilament line.

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1 hour ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

Like i said, my dad bought it, with the thought that bigger is better, that was when i just got into fishing 6 times a week. It is a little bigger than a 2500 size, just holds lots of line 

 

Bigger can be better, larger spinning reels have larger drag pads, you can make more minute adjustments to the drag.

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He will be good to go if he hooks a 50lb catfish. 

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Use it man, put aome 20lb braid on it. It will cast a mile, i use 4000 reels on all my rods and i dont have any problems. And i find the drag to be better on bigger reels but it may just be me

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1 hour ago, d-camarena said:

Use it man, put aome 20lb braid on it. It will cast a mile, i use 4000 reels on all my rods and i dont have any problems. And i find the drag to be better on bigger reels but it may just be me

Thanks, i actually put the 20 pound braid on a 1500 size reel, it only came with 100 yards, so it was perfect, i had to cut 10 yards out to make up for the backing. I use a 8 pound seagull invisx leader.

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