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we are talking spinning reels here.....if a reel says it is rated for 115 yds of 6lbs test....is that just a rating to achieve the best performance?  what if i wanted to put 8lb on it, would that effect the reels performance?  i am no talking jumping from 6lb test to like 14...just a sleightly higher line than what it is rated for

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Cliff

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No, I don't think it would matter! But the reel will hold alot less line on the spool at 8 lb. If it holds 115 yds at 6 lb. line, at 8 lb. it would hold about 90 to 100 yds!

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You have a range of about 6lb test where the reel still performs "normal". Once you stray from there, you start to run into "issues". Take for example the Pflueger Supreme 8030. The reel is marketed with a spool capacity of 160 yards of 6lb test mono. Now, you can put 6, 8, 10, or even 12lb test mono on there with 12 being on the edge of "normal". Larger line will leave you with much less line on the spool. Also the smaller spool will make casting a bit more difficult. Spinning reels peel the line off the spool. The bigger the line diameter, and the smaller the spool you coil the line onto, makes for more difficult operation. Braid is a whole different situation. Braid allows you to go with much higher test line before any "issues" arise.

With the 115/6 numbers you gave, I would say going to 8 might work just fine, but 10 would be too big IMO.

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You have a range of about 6lb test where the reel still performs "normal". Once you stray from there, you start to run into "issues". Take for example the Pflueger Supreme 8030. The reel is marketed with a spool capacity of 160 yards of 6lb test mono. Now, you can put 6, 8, 10, or even 12lb test mono on there with 12 being on the edge of "normal". Larger line will leave you with much less line on the spool. Also the smaller spool will make casting a bit more difficult. Spinning reels peel the line off the spool. The bigger the line diameter, and the smaller the spool you coil the line onto, makes for more difficult operation. Braid is a whole different situation. Braid allows you to go with much higher test line before any "issues" arise.

With the 115/6 numbers you gave, I would say going to 8 might work just fine, but 10 would be too big IMO.

Gotta agree with pfluemis.  while 8 would be no problem, 10 might work, but above that, don't do it.  IMO

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I was told that the "line ranges" on the spinning reel are the "best performance" ranges.

So if you go outside of the paramenters you will not have the most efficient or best performance from your spinning reel.

To accommodate the larger line tests, I usually do not fill up the reel to its maximum

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If you do go out of the "acceptable range" then do not get upset when you get some line twist or line curl.

It will be fun to experiement with your spinning reel to see what it can do with different line tests.  So give it a try and let us know what you find out.

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If the reel is rated for ex for 6,8 & 10 pound test then it 's for line in that diameter, doesn 't necessarily mean it won 't hold heavier line ( line capacity may become an issue ) but if you happen to spool in heavier line and it jumps from the spool like a danged spring when you open the bail and get a monster line snarl ( equivalent to a backlash ) don 't be surprised nor mad, you were pushing it the moment you decided to spool in the heavier line.

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid might be another option. More strength with smaller line diameter.  6# has almost 12# strength without the larger diameter.

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thanks alot for all the replies...it really has helped me alot!!

Cliff

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid might be another option. More strength with smaller line diameter. 6# has almost 12# strength without the larger diameter.

+1   8-)

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