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My question is I'm afraid of putting my equipment through the possibilities of the abuse of braided line, however I fish the Mississippi River from Pool 4 down to Pool 10 for pretty much all my tournaments, which as some of you know is pretty dirty, however I'm unsure as to what or how much effect it will have on my equipment, or on the amount of fish that I catch.

Here is a general description of what I want to use the rod for and please tell me what you would spool it with.  I fish anything from rock, flipping bushes as well as lilly pads and slop, as the mighty ol Miss. has it all.

   Rod/Reel Combo                      Notes

1)  EC70MH/Zillion                        Frogs (slop)

2)  EC70MH/Zillion                        Flipping & Swimbaits

3)  EC68MXF/103LAlpha                   Buzzbait

4)  EC68MXF/103LAlpha                   Spinnerbait

5)  EC68MXF/103LAlpha                   Finesse Jig

6)  EC68MXF/103LAlpha                   Swim Jig

7)  EC68MXF/103LAlpha                   T Rig & Football Head

8)  AC66MM/SOL                            Crankbait

9)  AC62MXF/SOL                              Top Water & Jerkbaits

10)ES68MXF/40                             T Rig

11)ES68MXF/40                             Football Head

12)ES68MXF/30                               Weightless T Rig

13)ES66MF/30                              Wacky Rig & Shakey Head

14)ES63MXF/30                               Jig Head & Shakey Head

I know this maybe time consuming but thought it might be a little fun, for mono it will be Sufix DNA-Pro Mix and braid it will be Sufix Performance and Flourocarbon probably the Trilene 100%.

Thanks all for taking the time to give me your opinion, and if you don't mind, please touch on the sight aspect of lines and the durability of your equipment in relation to braid.

Take care,

Steve

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#1 + #3 50lb Braid

#2 65lb Braid

#4 - #7 15lb Fluorocarbon

#8, #10, and #11 10lb Fluorocarbon

#9 12lb or 14lb Mono

#12 - #14 8lb Fluorocarbon

P.S. Trade the spinning reels in for some Daiwa Sol's ;D ;D ;D

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wow thats quite an arsenal of reels.

I would like to know what kind(model/brand) of spinning reels are those?

I'm surprise you don't have sol spinning reels.

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I am planning to change the spinning reels to Daiwa probably next year, however I have a small fortune in the casting reels as I just switched them all over in the last 1 1/2 years.  They are all left handed and I absolutely love them, the Zillion's are new this year, as those rods had TD-X's on them last year which I didn't care for.

Take care and thanks guys.

Steve

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Spinning tackle: Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (.010" diameter, 11.9 lb test)

Baitcasting gear: Ultra Soft #12 (19.5 lb test)

8-)

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Flipping matted Hydrilla: Braid

Every thing else: Berkley Big Game 15# test

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