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I was wondering what pound braided line I should use for my medium light spinning rod. I will be using this rod for finesse worm techniques but also will be using it in creeks for smallies and other small fish where i use in line spinners and small plastics. I was thinking either 10 pound or 15 pound, can anyone tell me if i throw strraight 10 pound braid if it will break easily if it gets snagged. Also wanted to know if bright yellow braid spooks the fish a considerable amount ( I mostly fish really muddy water) because I was thinking of getting some bbecause you can see it easily.

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10 to 12 pound should be fine. The challenge with thinner diameter is you need more line on your reel.

If you want to go straight fluorocarbon I'd recommend 7 pound Sunline Sniper.

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I use 10lb yellow braid, spiderwire, and I have never had a problem with it. I usually tie a 6lb Pline cx premium leader. But recently, I tied straight to the braid using a mepps #4 gold and caught 3 in twenty minutes. So my theory is moving baits braid color doesn't matter, finnese I will still use a leader. 

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I have a lot of ML setups, and I personally never go above 8# braid. I actually use more 3# and 5# braid with them. Using yellow likely won't affect the bite. I use it a lot. Whatever braid you use, unless it's compromised, it's breaking strength will be above whatever it's rating is. The higher the strength used, the harder it will be to break. I suggest bringing a glove or have a tool with you you can use to protect your hand should you decide you have to break the line.

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I agree with Team9 (almost) all the way. I never use or need braided line over 10lbs. It has more than enough strength and will cast considerably farther than 15 or 20lb line. At some point, I want my line to break like if I snag a plastic in a spot that I just can't get to. Heavier line is too hard to break and just plain overkill in streams. Using thin line also lets you get away with smaller spinning reels that are lighter than their big brothers. 

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I've got 10# 832 on a Light.  Considering the size of the reel (1500CU) I think I will look into something lighter for this rod.

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I use yellow or neon lime Sufix 832 in 10# on my ML spinning rod. I usually have a FC leader tied on to help break off more easily when snagged. The couple times I've used straight braid the hook has either straightened out or broken when pulling out a snag, the 10# braid didn't break. I'm sure it would break eventually, but my light-wire hook was the weak link.

 

To save on braid I spool up partway with a cheap mono line, then finish with about 75 yards of braid.

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I use a flurocarbon leader and 20lb braid. Usually I am using 8lb fluro leader and I want the braid diameter to be close to the leader diameter. 20lb PowerPro is 8lb mono/fluro diameter. much easier to tie similar size lines.

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10# and 15# yellow PP and PP SuperSlick 8...

 

Just what I like and have confidence in.

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I use 12# Gliss, which is same diameter as 8# PP.  Very smooth.  I do use a leader, though....I'm less concerned about fish being line shy than I am about conserving line and being able to break off when I need to. 

 

And, take @Team9nine's advice about having something for pulling on snags.  Braid and Gliss will slice your fingers up easy.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiichi_Seiko_Finger_Saver/descpage-DSFSK.html

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I have been fussing around with floro in the 6-8# range on my ML spinner, but have yet to find one I really like.  I am going to give Tatsu at try next spring and if it isnt amazing I am going to stick with braid.   I have also been trying a few different weights of braid and have settled on 8lb.  Any thinner is too hard to tie with cold fingers or in the wind.  

 

 

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3 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

I have been fussing around with floro in the 6-8# range on my ML spinner, but have yet to find one I really like.  I am going to give Tatsu at try next spring and if it isnt amazing I am going to stick with braid.   I have also been trying a few different weights of braid and have settled on 8lb.  Any thinner is too hard to tie with cold fingers or in the wind.  

 

 

Try Seagaur Finesse Florocarbon.  It's very similar to Tatsu.

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4 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

Try Seagaur Finesse Florocarbon.  It's very similar to Tatsu.

That is the last one I tried, I liked it but for the fact that it seemed like every time I had to break my lure off I lost dozens and dozens of feet of line instead of it breaking at the lure.  I put the rest of the spool on a BFS reel and it seemed really sensitive to damage when I backlashed or wasn't super diligent in pulling out loose coils.  I am trying 7# Sniper now, it seems way more durable but with a lot more memory.  

 

I really dislike braid/leader, the sound/feel of the knot hitting the guides harshes my mellow, so this next season I am going to give a few monos a try and see if I like any of them.  

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On 11/12/2017 at 1:44 PM, Michiganbassing said:

I was wondering what pound braided line I should use for my medium light spinning rod. I will be using this rod for finesse worm techniques but also will be using it in creeks for smallies and other small fish where i use in line spinners and small plastics. I was thinking either 10 pound or 15 pound, can anyone tell me if i throw strraight 10 pound braid if it will break easily if it gets snagged. Also wanted to know if bright yellow braid spooks the fish a considerable amount ( I mostly fish really muddy water) because I was thinking of getting some bbecause you can see it easily.

You might want to give Maxima 5 lb Ultra Green copolymer a try, it's as strong as 8# FC.

To put line strength in perspective your ML spinning rod power is about 2 lbs of pull or lift strength before bottoming out and 3 lbs could break it.

Tom

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4 hours ago, WRB said:

You might want to give Maxima 5 lb Ultra Green copolymer a try, it's as strong as 8# FC.

To put line strength in perspective your ML spinning rod power is about 2 lbs of pull or lift strength before bottoming out and 3 lbs could break it.

Tom

what do you mean? I have pulled in 20 pound snapping turtles on a medium light as well as my pb.

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16 minutes ago, Michiganbassing said:

what do you mean? I have pulled in 20 pound snapping turtles on a medium light as well as my pb.

Simple test try lifting 2 lbs of weight tied to your line using the rod or set the drag at 2 lbs and pull agianst it.  Note; 1 pint plastic drinking water full bottle weighs 1 lb., put 2 in a plastic grocery bag, hook your line to on and try lifting.

Tom

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25 minutes ago, WRB said:

Simple test try lifting 2 lbs of weight tied to your line using the rod or set the drag at 2 lbs and pull agianst it.  Note; 1 pint plastic drinking water full bottle weighs 1 lb., put 2 in a plastic grocery bag, hook your line to on and try lifting.

Tom

 

My ML is an Ugly Stik Elite. Bet it can lift a gallon. Hahaha!

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23 minutes ago, BrackishBassin said:

 

My ML is an Ugly Stik Elite. Bet it can lift a gallon. Hahaha!

Try it!

Tom

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8 hours ago, WRB said:

Try it!

Tom

 

I would, but it has been done. Plenty of YouTube videos of it out there. I’ll see if I can find one and link it for you. 

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I only been bass fishing for 6 decades and broke 1 rod during that time, original Fenwick graphite that was brittle.

40 years of tournament tuna and Marlin fishing catching fast hard fighting fish that weight 2-3X more than I do teaches a few things about rod power, what they can and can't do. The 

It's a simple test to determine rod lifting power and suggest you actually perform it yourself, I know the limits of every rod I own.

Tom

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On 11/15/2017 at 11:36 AM, WRB said:

I only been bass fishing for 6 decades and broke 1 rod during that time, original Fenwick graphite that was brittle.

40 years of tournament tuna and Marlin fishing catching fast hard fighting fish that weight 2-3X more than I do teaches a few things about rod power, what they can and can't do. The 

It's a simple test to determine rod lifting power and suggest you actually perform it yourself, I know the limits of every rod I own.

Tom

 

Here’s the link. Now, I believe he’s using a MH in the video, but it’s still pretty applicable. 

 

 

As as far as testing my ML goes, I know for a fact that it can lift a 5lb bass over/through a bunch of bushes. 

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