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What size line do YOU use on MH spinning rod??

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I'm looking at a medium heavy spinning rod, a Team Daiwa-V 6'6", that's got a range of 8 to 17 # test.  I've always used 8# medium spinning rods but was thinking of going medium heavy to sort of step up my game some.  8 is at the very bottom of this range though.  So I'm just wondering what size you all use.

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I only have 2 medium heavy spinning rods, the rest of my spinning gear is medium or medium light. On those two rigs, I use 30# braid with a 20# fluorocarbon leader.

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I found a 7ft heavy spinning shimano rod awhile back for like 60 dollars I didnt have any lighter braid so I spooled it up with what I had 65lb power pro, now It's my favorite combo, used for weightless plastics anywhere but I favor it in grass :(

note: no problems with braid on on the reel or rod but I am using a quantum energy PTi 30 model (year old) and it is huge so that helps alot, oh and like a baitcaster I tightened the drag all the way down :) ;D

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I use 15# braid on mine, but I'd use 10 or 12# mono, copolymer, or whatever if you don't use braid.

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I use 8 lb XT with mine for bass and if I'm fishing carp I use 10 lb XT.

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

Baitcasting gear: Ultra Soft #12 (.013" diameter, 19.5 lb test)

I have never been broken off by a fish using these lines.

8-)

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If your rod is designed to 8 to 17# test  then any of those line weights will be just fine. It is just not as easy to use heavier line on spinning gear. I don't use spinning gear much but when I do I use 6# yo zuri ultra soft.  Anything heavier I use casting gear.

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Spinning 10# P-line Halo or flouroclear. Baitcasters 15# of the same lines. I use Yo-Zuri hybrid when P-line is not available. Also I live in Ohio and all my rods but my, Flippin stick, one baitcasting road and a drop shot rod are medium heavy. BC and spinning. I have alot of different lengths though.

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12lb Pline CX Premium would be a great 'heavy' spinning line.  The CX Premium is a very limp, small diameter line.  Perfect for spinning reels, and you can get away with a heavier pound test.  I have a 6' MH spinning rod (Loomis SJR723c), and I keep it spooled with 8lb CXX.  8lb CXX has a breaking strength of what a normal 12lb test would be...way underrated.  I fish all kinds of plastics and finesse jigs on this rig, and have never broken off a fish.  I didn't mention CXX first, because CX Premium is more limp and probably would appeal more to the masses.  However, the memory of CXX in 8lb is mild, and I don't think you mind it.  Either would work well...

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I normally use 8 pound Trilene XL on a medium spinning rod, 6' or 6'6", I have one of each. They do the job, but there's times I wish each one was just a bit stiffer with more backbone.

I just wanted to get a stiffer rod with more backbone cause it seems to me that it would help me in working my lures with it, give more action to a topwater when I give it a twitch maybe. Also it would help in setting a hook and being heavier it would make it easier to fight a fish not bending so much. I'm only guessing based on what it feels like in my hand though. This all just seems like it should be the way it is anyway.

But I'm so used to how 8 pound line that's limp casts that if I had to get heavier then I'm thinking I wouldn't like it. I know the rod says 8 pound is OK, just being the very bottom of the range I thought it might be more stressed without a giving rod to take up some of the pressure when I set a hook or fight a fish. Now it's gonna all be line stretch only is what I'm thinking. Maybe I'm overthinking it??

Good to know what all you all use. I'm gonna save this link to this thread so when I get that rod I'll remember what all was suggested to try. I like mono type lines, never used braid, and don't know what copolymer is. I guess I have some research to do.

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On my SJR783S I use 8# Gamma, 10# Gamma, and 30# Suffix braid.  The 10# gets used the most.

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For the few times each year I use a spinning rod, I have an Airrus Tradition, 7'2" MH, a Symetre, and 8lb test XL. I filled two spare spools, one with 6 and one with 10. Did that at the beginning of last year, and have never used them. I guess 8 suits my needs.

I have been using the "eggbeater" more this year, experimenting with wacky rigging skinny worms on a small jighead. I've done well enough with this rig that I'll be using the spinner a bit more.

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I generally stay about in the middle of what the rod is rated for.  seems to work fairly well for me.  ie: rod 8 to 17#, I usually spool 12#.

However, Roadwarrior has been extolling the benefits of YoZuri hybrid, so I think next spring I'm going to simplify my life and respool most if not all my combos with this line and give it a try.

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