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Is Larger Diameter Line Noisy on a Spinning Reel?

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I have a Daiwa Exceler 4000 reel with Sufix Superior 15lb. mono on it and last night when I was fishing with it I kept hearing a sound like something was hitting somewhere and as I watched it the only thing I could see making contact somewhere was the line where it goes through the first guide, when I retrieve it the line spins around and hits the sides of that first guide...is this normal?

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Yes - not unusual and will vary based on exact specifics of the rod (guide size and spacing) and reel (esp. spool diameter)....fish on B)

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Yes, for 15 pound test mono on a spin reel.  For mono I never go over 10, usually 8.  If I need higher pound test than 8, and I do on most setups, I use 15 pound high quality braid.  Casts like a dream.  You may want to use a flourocarbon or mono (mono for sure if you cast surface lures) leader.  You'll need to learn a good braid to leader knot.  Most use double uni which is reliable and easy, but it won't go through micros well.  Some don't use a leader.  Braid does need better line to lure knots than mono or FC, the palomar is what most use, but there are others.  

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that's the coils of your line going through the guides , that's why a lot of people (myself included ) are switching to braid as the mainline , with a flouro or mono leader .

  that's the whole reason for the microwave guide system , a funneling first guide to small guides to take the coils out of the line as it passes through the guides making for smoother , more accurate , & longer casts ...

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I don't think microwaves will handle 15 pound mono all that well.  They work pretty well, but they are not magic.  Even with 8 pound mono on one of my rigs, there is a "buzz" of the line through the guides on the cast.

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Yeah, still getting used to/practicing with/gaining confidence in my bait cats setup. Hopefully soon I'll be fishing the larger line diameters with that but right now I want to go with what I'm comfortable so i can catch some fish :D.

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Heavier mono definitely makes more noise.  I can vividly recall the sound of my dad's 14# line when cast on his 7-6 Garcia rod with a Quick 5000 reel.  I had a smaller reel, so was limited to no more than 8# mono.  The sound was very distinctive.

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I don't have any larger spinning reels. A little too heavy of line, and generally speaking, the extra noise is from me saying unpleasant things about the issues I'm having with it.:annoyed1:

 

I am not a fan of braid, but if I had to use heavy line on a spinning reel, it would be braid with a copolymer leader.

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