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Yo-Zuri line diameter and spinning reel size

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I decided to upgrade my finesse rig this year so that I can focus on more techniques (ned rig, drop shot, wacky rigs, carolina rigs, and hair jigs). Last week I caught a sale on a 7'2 13 Envy ML-finesse spinning rod ($150, down from $225) and a sale on a Daiwa Ballistic EX 3000 ($119, down from $200). They have arrived and I'm impressed with both, although I might have been better off getting the 2000 size reel (the 2500 was not on sale). The 3000 might be overkill(?), especially for the ned rig which I've had a lot of luck with over the last year ---- and I'm less fond of the T-handle than the smaller handle on the 2000. But overall, I love the rod & reel and I feel like I got a heck of a deal on them. 

 

So, here is my question. The line sizes for the 3000 reel are 8 lb and 10 lb. Given that Yo-zuri hybrid tends to have a larger diameter than other brands, could I get away with 6 lb on my 3000 size reel? Or should I just go with 8 lb as the reel suggests? I'm very open to suggestions regarding brand, type, diameter, color, etc. 

 

Thanks!

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Go with the 6lb. Yo-zuri tend to be thicker than other lines.

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Stay under .010 dia line with your spinning reels and you should be OK.

Tom

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The 6# will handle much better than 8#, which has the tendency to spring off the reel quite a bit.

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Yes, I just put 6lb Yo Zuri on my NASCI 3000. Line diameter is .010 which is the same as most other brands in 8-10 lb test

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Line weight markings on reels are just a reference point for spool capacity. Not recommendations per say. 

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I strongly wish that more reels were marked with capasity  per line diameter, not the absurd "pound test as diameter" stuff. 

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23 minutes ago, Bunnielab said:

I strongly wish that more reels were marked with capasity  per line diameter, not the absurd "pound test as diameter" stuff. 

 

WHUT ?!? 

 

All my spinning reels have BOTH printed on the spool, on half of the spool there's the lb/cap, on the other half is the dia/cap.

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My spinning reels do, but my casting reels just have capacity per pound.

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