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Have never put braid on a spinning reel. Any recommendations?

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Power Pro original.

 

 

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Use mono backing.

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17 minutes ago, davecon said:

Power Pro original.

 

 

Not a bad choice. I have used it for years. 

 

BUT...my local Walmart recently stopped carrying it, so I bought a spool of Spider Wire Stealth instead, and have been impressed with it. I think I might like it better. Time will tell.

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Welcome aboard!

 

Power Pro Orig. or Power Pro Super Slick...

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Just don't fill the spool quite as far as you would with mono and ALWAYS close the bail with your hand, NOT by turning the reel handle.

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4 hours ago, Jar11591 said:

Use mono backing.

 

4 hours ago, davecon said:

Power Pro original.

 

 

 

41 minutes ago, davecon said:

ALWAYS close the bail with your hand, NOT by turning the reel handle.

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I'd also recommend using 20lb braid to start. I'm not sure what techniques you are planning on fishing but you can go lighter or heavier depending. 10 - 30 lb is a good range for your average size bass spinning reel, just depends what you want to do with it. 

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+1 for power pro with mono backing to save money.  I use 10lb on most of my spinning gear.  only 1 rod has 20lb.  my baitcasters start with 30lb.

 

best braid tip i can give you:  it will snap your rod in a heartbeat if you try and un-snag a lure using the rod. let out line and set the rod down.  wrap the braid around a stick and pull back like ur water skiing.  if you pull slow enough many times you can bend out the hooks and get ur lure back.  don't wrap the braid around ur hand or cork handle bc it cuts both.

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The amount of mono backing will depend on the size reel and what you are fishing for. For bass you can use a lot of mono and save on the braid. I fish fresh and brackish and with snook and tarpon learned the hard way - no mono backing as those critters are capable of spooling a 3000 series reel.

 

Not sure of your circumstances but just food for thought.

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I've been using KastKing Super Power on both spinning and casting gear and it's been working great. It feels and handles very much like original PP (although I feel it cast better, I haven't used PP in a long time though so I could just be remembering wrong). I like that it's available in many colors and it's really cheap for braid. I just bought a few of the 547 yard spools for under $20 each with free shipping a few weeks ago. 

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I almost always use braid on my spinning reels because line twist is rather minimal with braid, then I tie on a leader, either mono or fluro.

 

15lb is largely appropriate in strength, but I would suggest using 20lb braid as it is less likely to dig into itself since it's a little bit fatter. I recommend using Daiwa J-Braid if you can find it, it's a high quality braid and seems to fray less easily than others I've used. If not, Spiderwire or PowerPro will do just fine as well. I could recommend avoiding budget brands of braid however, because a lot of cheap braid will really dig into itself horribly.

 

I use 8-12lb mono as backing. If the reel will hold around 150 yards of braid, then I just give it a solid two layers in mono so the entire reel is solidly covered and use the rest braid, but if it holds around 200-220 yards of line, then I would use more mono backing so I only have to buy 150 yards of braid.

 

Hope that helps

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I use lots of braids for different purposes. On my spinning gear I like Berkley FireLine in 14 pound test, it is the same size as 6 pound mono.  I always spool the reel 1/2 way up with Stren original Clear Blue mono. Then fill the spool with my braid. I end with a 4 to 5 foot leader made of either P Line CXX 8 pound or 8 pound Stren mono.   

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Guys, I appreciate all the responses. I'll clue you in to what my intention is. I DO NOT get along with baitcasters. Am setting up  a spinning rod to fish frogs with. Have caught many in the past on frogs, but mono doesn't cut it. Thanks again for all the info. Good fishing to all!

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My wife's frog rod is a Dobyns Sierra Sa 705SF ( so a 7 footer heavy power) with a Pflueger Supreme 45 reel and we loaded it up with 1/2 spool of Stren mono !4 pound test. Then filled the rest with Power Pro 30 pound test. It seems to work well, It casts like a dream even with a Strike King Popping Perch, which is a bit lighter than the typical frog.  I would go with either 30 or 40 pound Power Pro Spectra. That works fine and I do not like 50 or 65 on a spinning reel.  Good Lick let us know what you do and how it works out.  

My wife has been fishing with me for over 30 years and can handle any size spinning reel, both fresh and saltwater.  She even handles a fly rod beautifully, but refuses to pick a birds nest out of a baitcaster! :lol:

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