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I just picked up a Pinnacle EX25 reel. Largest size line listed on the reel specs is #6/120yds.

If I want to bump up to #8 test line at less than 100yds, what problems might I need to compensate for using a small spool, or will there even be a problem? Many thanks.

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The line could jump out of the spool when you open the bail or jump when it 's being pulled by the lure, if you think backlashes are bad you should see how bad line tangles in spinning reels are when that happens.

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Thicker diameter lines tend to retain coil, especially when stored on small spools. A better alternative to a true 8 lb test line is Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #4 (8.5 lb test, .009" diameter). This line has virtually no memory in use.

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if your going to 8 lb i suggest u use a true 8 lb diameter line most 8 lb lines on the market are .010 or .011 .That said try 8 lb sensation  if not 6 lb will be fine OR try 6 lb yo zuri hybrid soft it seems like a great line aint tried it yet but im going too

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For fun I put on 6 pound Trileen XS test on my spinning reels.

For tournaments I go up a notch to either 8 or 10 pounds XS line.

Ike says to overspool your spinning reels but I have found that the lines twist off the spool and you have a mess on your hands when you overspool the spinning reel.

So I do not overspool the reel and so far everything has worked great, even on my ultra light with the 4 pound test.

Thanks to Roadwarrior for the YoZuri suggestion. I will give it a try.

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Ike says to overspool your spinning reels but I have found that the lines twist off the spool and you have a mess on your hands when you overspool the spinning reel.

Surely this comment is in some special context. Generally, this would be a recipe for disaster and a very "common problem" for those that are not familar with spinning equipment.

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You can get away with overspooling a little with braid because it's so limp. It's recipe for disaster with mono & floro. JMHE

Ronnie

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Go ahead and use the 8. There are not many fish in fresh water that require 100 yards of line. Bass are not one of "em.

As far as over-spooling goes, I'm not sure what that means. When is a reel over-spooled?

I fill my baitcasters up right to where the spool is beveled.

I fill my spinning reels up to within about 1/32" of the lip when using 6 or smaller. When using 10, it's about 1/16".

What's everybody else do?

Cheers,

GK

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The reel will work mechanically with the larger line, but note the comments about coiling. All other things being equal, best line performance on a spinning reel is when there is a relatively small diameter line on a relatively large spool.

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The reel will work mechanically with the larger line, but note the comments about coiling. All other things being equal, best line performance on a spinning reel is when there is a relatively small diameter line on a relatively large spool.

+1    8-)

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Why not consider Fireline? Much smaller dia. than mono, no memory and no stretch. Using a 2' or 3' fluoro learder tied with back to back Uni Knots, you're good to go.

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I now leave about a 1/8 inch of space between the top of the spool and the line.  

Less at times but usually not more than 1/8 of an inch from the top.

It is so easy to allow the line to go to the top of the spool that you have to watch what you are doing when you spool your spinning reels.

Ike's comment came from the Richmond, Virginia Bassarama seminar he did and it applied to using a larger spinning reel for finesse fishing and spooling the line to the top of the reel.

You can hear what Ike's says in one of his DVDs. I think it is the Classic Pattern's Tactics for Tough Conditions.

And then, maybe I have lost my mind and totally misunderstood him.  Would not be the first time. ;)

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I agree with Crestliner2007.  I use 10lb Power Pro which has a diameter that is the same as 4 or 3lb test.

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