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I would never use over 10 on a spinning rod. To many issues. I use 8 on a baitcaster for that.

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I've done 12 on medium spinning equipment before, it isn't ideal but it will work. 

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Never gone over 8 lb test on a spinning rig, mine were all 2500 sized reels. 

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For me, wacky is 10 lb braid to 6 to 8 FC

 

T rig varies depending on bait size and environment 

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Wacky rig for me is on my Avocet with 8# Mono.

 

Weightless or light-weight T-Rig is on the Trion with 10# Yo-Zuri. 12# on a medium spinning reel is usable, but not ideal.

 

T-Rigs 1/2 oz or over are on the President with 20# braid - I don't use a leader.

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Go braid and use the 12lb as a leader

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11 hours ago, NHBull said:

For me, wacky is 10 lb braid to 6 to 8 FC

 

T rig varies depending on bait size and environment 

+1  ^^This^^

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Wacky for me is 10lb straight braid, 10lb braid to 6lb fluoro leader, 6-8lb mono, or 4-6lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid.

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10lb braid to 8lb fluorocarbon for wacky rigs

 

15lb braid to 10, 12, or 15lb fluorocarbon for Texas rigs depending on the cover I’m fishing.

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14 hours ago, Jonny15678 said:

Can I use 12lb mono for wacky and Texas rig on a medium spinning rod or is that too much?

Depends on the reels spool dia and dia/ memory of the mono line.

Size 4000 reels can handle 12 lb mono.

Sunline 12 lb Super Natural is .011D vs Suffix Advance 12 lb is .014D, 8 lb is .011D. Berkely Trilene XL 12 lb is .013D, 10 lb is .011D.

Based on .011 line dia you could get by with Sunline Super Natural 12 lb mono using size 2500/3000 size spinning reels.

Tom

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Should be fine. I throw my wacky rigs on casting with 40# braid and a 16# fluorocarbon leader.

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For wacky rigging and light t-rigging on my spinning rig I use 10 lbs power pro neon braid with a 10lbs seagar flouro leader ( Seagar is just what I have at the moment. I have used stren FC before and it works). The real is a size 30 quantum accurist pt on a 6’6 Berkley tactix wacky rod.  My fav combo and has landed me a lot of bass. 

 

 This combo along with a pumpkin zoom swamp crawler t-rigged with 1/8 oz tungston weight netted me 15 large mouth in the 14-16 inch range out of quinacassee last Saturday.  Could have had more but, weather moved in.

 

I only have one rod for this right now.  so I’d rather go a little heavier for when I’m fishing the slop like I was at quinacassee. 

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I do 15-20lb braid connected to 6-8lb leader on spinning or do 10-12lb flouro on baitcaster. But honestly, if you have 1 or 2 rods and need things to be as versatile as possible, I don't see why 12lb wouldn't work. Wacky rigs, I usually like lighter line because of the types of baits and presentation you most likely will be throwing. 

 

My suggestion is spool your reel up with some 15-20lb braid and learn to tie a few different connecting knots. I pretty much throw braid to leader on everything except crank and top water. Anytime you need to switch it up, you only have to waste a small amount of flouro. I really like the FG knot. 

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I have been using 12lb copolymer on my spinning rig. No Problems

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I think 10lb on most lines is a good balance of strength and handling, but yeah, 12 lb can be used. 

 

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