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I'm looking for a pitching reel mainly for 3/8 and 1/2 oz jigs.  I want to put 20lb seaguar fluoro on this reel but im worried I wont be able to put much line on this reel since the spool is so shallow?  Ill mainly be making pitches but everyonce inawhile I would like to make casts with it to reach just a little further.  Do you guys think this reel will work with 20lb fluoro or no?

 

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What flouro specifically are you looking at? Most 20 lb flourocarbon lines range from .014-.016 mm. That would equate to you getting around 60-70 yards of line on the reel depending on the line diameter of flouro you choose. If it is only for pitching I don't think it would be a problem, but yes the spool is shallow. Consider braid as a possibility for backing to increase line capacity.

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if you insist on using 20 lb fluoro I think curado 70 might not be such a good choice. Curado 200k or daiwa tatula CT might do the job better for both pitching and casting. Unless you wanna go braid the curado 70 is perfect.

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1 hour ago, Stephen B said:

What flouro specifically are you looking at? Most 20 lb flourocarbon lines range from .014-.016 mm. That would equate to you getting around 60-70 yards of line on the reel depending on the line diameter of flouro you choose. If it is only for pitching I don't think it would be a problem, but yes the spool is shallow. Consider braid as a possibility for backing to increase line capacity.

I’d like to use seaguar invisX in 20 lb for jigs. I guess I could try 17 would that be better just worry about breaking off. 

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12 hours ago, Stephen B said:

What flouro specifically are you looking at? Most 20 lb flourocarbon lines range from .014-.016 mm. That would equate to you getting around 60-70 yards of line on the reel depending on the line diameter of flouro you choose. If it is only for pitching I don't think it would be a problem, but yes the spool is shallow. Consider braid as a possibility for backing to increase line capacity.

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I use 17lb Tatsu on my 70 and have never broken off.  Literally never.  Set your drag to 5 pounds, check your line every 25-30 pitches and dont worry about it. No bass up here in Ohio that has the ability to make the line capacity an issue either.  If I somehow hooked into a 40 pound blue cat I would most likely get spooled but that would be my only concern.

 

Slight disclaimer is that I have zero grass in my lake and no docks, so I am only fishing laydowns, stumps etc.  I have intentionally laid into a fish as hard as I possibly can trying to break off and cant do it.  That is saying something as I am a bit larger/stronger than your average bear.  If I was fishing grass consistently I would not be using 17lb flouro.  I would be spooling up 50lb braid or something like that.

 

 

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If this will help, I use 15lb InvizX (.013" Dia) on my two 70XG's with a little 10lb mono backing and if I do want a long cast I have never had a problem with not enough line.  Most of the time however I throw about 20 yds in heavy grass beds with weightless plastics.

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The Curado 70 should hold enough 20lb fluoro to pitch with, but a good cast and a large fish could easily spool it.

 

You could try 17lb line, but I would personally just go with the larger Curado K and then you'd be good to cast with as well.

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