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does anyone have a chart on reel capacity conversions , what i mean is , lets say i want to get a new reel that has a reccomended spool capacity of 12 lb. / 140 yds. , but i want to know how much 8 lb. test will fit on it , is there a conversion chart that some one has or know of , thanks , just joined the site ......  :)

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The easiest thing to do is look at the other capacities it holds for other lines. Many reels usually display 3. For example, the Curado 200/201E holds about:

A) 8/180

:) 10/155

C) 14/110

You can see that there is a 45 yd difference between B and C. One can reasonably guesstimate that the Curado 200/201 E is probably going to hold about 133 yds. or 12# line.

12/133 is fairly close to your reel's 12/140.

As you can see, the curado holds about 180 yds of 8# test. I believe it would be safe to guess that your reel will probably hold about 190-200 yds of 8# line.

There is no need to be exact but if you had to, you would need some type on line counter. Such a measurement would only be good for that line diameter and not really the # test of the line. Why? Because lines with the same breaking strengh can differ greatly in diameter.

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the reason i want to know is for when i purchase line , some sell 125 , 150 , 175, 200, or more . i would like to be able to get the right amount of line with out over or under purchasing .  if it's a high capacity reel , i use power pro braid most of the time , and if it can hold more than 150 or 300 yards of 10 lb. ( 2lb. mono eqv. ) i want to get a big spool or if not get a 300 yd. spool or only a 150 yd. spool . this comes into play also when im trying a new line brand or line # test , that way ill get the right capacity and i can continue to use it . thanks for the reply  :)

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If you are a bass fisherman having a whole reel spool of new line is a waste. Just use some old line as backing and only put about 50 yards or less of new line on your reel. When you break off or retie a few times, then just replace the new part as necessary. That goes for all types of fishing line.

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If you are a bass fisherman having a whole reel spool of new line is a waste. Just use some old line as backing and only put about 50 yards or less of new line on your reel. When you break off or retie a few times, then just replace the new part as necessary. That goes for all types of fishing line.
thats  a good idea , i just like to have alot of line of the same weight (mostly braid) cause i usually just use long leaders that i do a uni-knot to my braid , but i want to start using different # test braids , so call me hard headed but i want the whole spool of the same line . i cast pretty far with swim baits so 50-60 yards aint gonna cut it . thanks for the advice , i love learning some thing new and will put it to use on my lighter line reels ..  :)

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does it matter? I don't measure out the amount of line I will put on, I just start reeling and stop when it looks good. :)
in my original post , i said i wanted to know so i can get the right amount spool , example ; if i can load 180 yds , well i shouldn't get a 150 yd. spool , i should get the 300 yd. spool . do you follow my drift ? i was hoping some one has or knows of a line comparision chart that it would make it easier when deciding on spool size .....

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I see your dilema and your best solution is to take your new reel to a tackle shop that sells line by the yard, pick your line size and have them spool it on for you. Then you will know how much to purchase for respooling it yourself the next time.

That is the most absolute way to know.  

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I see your dilema and your best solution is to take your new reel to a tackle shop that sells line by the yard, pick your line size and have them spool it on for you. Then you will know how much to purchase for respooling it yourself the next time.

That is the most absolute way to know.

very true , it's just that most all of the tackle stores around my area only have 2 or 3 different # test of power pro , and most all of them don't have the power pro on the big spools behind the counter . everyone around here (tackle shops) push p-line , for me no thanks ! plus i always spool my own reels , thats why i want to be able to order the right spools . thank you very much for your feedback and suggestions  

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does it matter? I don't measure out the amount of line I will put on, I just start reeling and stop when it looks good. :)
in my original post , i said i wanted to know so i can get the right amount spool , example ; if i can load 180 yds , well i shouldn't get a 150 yd. spool , i should get the 300 yd. spool . do you follow my drift ? i was hoping some one has or knows of a line comparision chart that it would make it easier when deciding on spool size .....

You can also reverse your thinking. If you know it holds 180 yds and you have a 150 yd spool of say braid which is typical, then load the spool with 30 yards of mono with the equivalent diameter first. Add the braid on top and you'll be good to go. ;)

Anyway, when I use braid, that is what I do. I use to fully spool with braid until I realized that most of the line will never see use as Wayne P pointed out. By keeping a mono backing I ensure that all of the line gets used. You are also free to choose the percentages. 50/50, 40/60, 30/70 mono/braid. You can have more than 50 yds of braid on top. I do about 40/60 myself.  

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does it matter? I don't measure out the amount of line I will put on, I just start reeling and stop when it looks good. :)
in my original post , i said i wanted to know so i can get the right amount spool , example ; if i can load 180 yds , well i shouldn't get a 150 yd. spool , i should get the 300 yd. spool . do you follow my drift ? i was hoping some one has or knows of a line comparision chart that it would make it easier when deciding on spool size .....

You can also reverse your thinking. If you know it holds 180 yds and you have a 150 yd spool of say braid which is typical, then load the spool with 30 yards of mono with the equivalent diameter first. Add the braid on top and you'll be good to go. :)

Anyway, when I use braid, that is what I do. I use to fully spool with braid until I realized that most of the line will never see use as Wayne P pointed out. By keeping a mono backing I ensure that all of the line gets used. You are also free to choose the percentages. 50/50, 40/60, 30/70 mono/braid. You can have more than 50 yds of braid on top. I do about 40/60 myself.

i like to fill the spool up with braid and then at a later point , unspool it and re-tie the used end on first that way i have fresh on , kinda like a senko , when one end is too torn , you flip it around and use the other end !  ;)

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Why not just use 75 yards of braid on top of a mono backer?  When do ever need more than that when bass fishing?  I have at least two of each reel that I use braid, and I measure out 75 yds. of line in the yard, reel the braid on, then top off with mono until filled properly.  Then I transfer this to the other reel.  Granted, you need two of the same model reel.

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Why not just use 75 yards of braid on top of a mono backer? When do ever need more than that when bass fishing? I have at least two of each reel that I use braid, and I measure out 75 yds. of line in the yard, reel the braid on, then top off with mono until filled properly. Then I transfer this to the other reel. Granted, you need two of the same model reel.

im stubborn  ;D , i always figure that if i have a full reel of the same line and i get a horrific wind knot and can't or don't want to spend the time to take it out , that if i just cut it off , i'll still have plenty of line left . so i really just choose to do it that way and am pretty sure im not gonna change . i just want to see if there is a conversion chart for the different line tests (lbs.) anyone , i think it would be beneficial to many besides myself .  :)

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To my knowledge there is no conversion chart that you are asking about. If you don't mind doing some work ,  you can look up differant reels and make a chart yourself . It would not be that hard to do just time consuming but you would have your information.

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To my knowledge there is no conversion chart that you are asking about. If you don't mind doing some work , you can look up differant reels and make a chart yourself . It would not be that hard to do just time consuming but you would have your information.
well , i was hoping for one , i guess i'll just have to get big spools or just have to guess ... thanks  :)

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Why not just use 75 yards of braid on top of a mono backer? When do ever need more than that when bass fishing? I have at least two of each reel that I use braid, and I measure out 75 yds. of line in the yard, reel the braid on, then top off with mono until filled properly. Then I transfer this to the other reel. Granted, you need two of the same model reel.

im stubborn ;D , i always figure that if i have a full reel of the same line and i get a horrific wind knot and can't or don't want to spend the time to take it out , that if i just cut it off , i'll still have plenty of line left . so i really just choose to do it that way and am pretty sure im not gonna change . i just want to see if there is a conversion chart for the different line tests (lbs.) anyone , i think it would be beneficial to many besides myself . :)

You'd want a capacity chart based on line diameters, not breaking strengths.  

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Why not just use 75 yards of braid on top of a mono backer? When do ever need more than that when bass fishing? I have at least two of each reel that I use braid, and I measure out 75 yds. of line in the yard, reel the braid on, then top off with mono until filled properly. Then I transfer this to the other reel. Granted, you need two of the same model reel.

im stubborn ;D , i always figure that if i have a full reel of the same line and i get a horrific wind knot and can't or don't want to spend the time to take it out , that if i just cut it off , i'll still have plenty of line left . so i really just choose to do it that way and am pretty sure im not gonna change . i just want to see if there is a conversion chart for the different line tests (lbs.) anyone , i think it would be beneficial to many besides myself . :)

You'd want a capacity chart based on line diameters, not breaking strengths.

yeah , my mistake . i want to convert line dia. , so for example , a reel says 12# 140 yds. , then how much 8# . and so on . i use pretty much all braid all the time , and you know how much thinner it is compared to mono and flouro in the same pound test ...  ;)

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Well, what are you waiting for?  Get on it man!  :)

Some lines have diameters listed, and some reels have capacity listed in terms of diameter, but I suppose the only real way to do this is with a line counter.

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0002054013743a.shtml

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Well, what are you waiting for? Get on it man! :)

Some lines have diameters listed, and some reels have capacity listed in terms of diameter, but I suppose the only real way to do this is with a line counter.

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0002054013743a.shtml

yeah im gonna , im gonna be purchasing all new gear soon , 3 REVO S's and 3 (pretty set on getting them) OKUMA swimbait rods . so once i get them ill be set . btw , right now im using all spinning gear and pushing it's limits , so im in dire need of upgrades !!!! thanks for the feedback on this ''line matter'' , i wanted this info for researching about what baitcaster to get , and since im on a budget , i wanted to get the best i can get within my means . so i think the REVO S has all the right stuff and is made very good and has good line capacity , i like ALOT OF line , i like to drop shot DEEP ! and once i get the OKUMA's , im gonna be launching BIG swim baits as far as i can and fish them deep also ..  

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I looked thru about 20 reel specs that I have and none have multiple line capacities listed with a 12# capacity of 140 yards like the Revo S does.

One of my reels has capacities for 8/165, 10/140, and 12/120 lines and by some cyphering, I come up with the reel will hold 37.5% more 8# line than it will of 12# line.

So if you are going to use 8/30 braid on the Revo, that would mean the reel would hold about 192.5 yards.

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I looked thru about 20 reel specs that I have and none have multiple line capacities listed with a 12# capacity of 140 yards like the Revo S does.

One of my reels has capacities for 8/165, 10/140, and 12/120 lines and by some cyphering, I come up with the reel will hold 37.5% more 8# line than it will of 12# line.

So if you are going to use 8/30 braid on the Revo, that would mean the reel would hold about 192.5 yards.

that's exactly what im talking about !!!!! thats the reason for my question . lets say i was looking for a flourocarbon line instead of a braid , everyone knows that flouro manufactures sell numerous capacity spools of their product , so getting the right spool size is important ...... thankyou so very much , i just wish there was a chart available ...  :)

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Fluorocarbon line diameters are pretty much the same as nylon monos. There are several diameters for the same pound test just like nylon monos are. Two popular lines by Berkley, Trilene XL and XT, are different diameters in the same pound test. Which brand and which line in a brand that the reel capacity is referring to is a mystery. As far as the diameter reference for braids, its the same thing. No one knows which line it is compared to for its diameter reference. Berkley Vanish and Berkley 100% Fluorocarbon in the same pound test are different diameters.

One of my reels has capacities listed in pound test/yards and diameter in mm/meters for three sizes.

Because of those variables, unless a specific capacity is stated in line diameter only, its a crap shoot to get the exact amount. Getting a strength reference to the diameter will be an additional crap shoot.

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yeah , i guess it not panning out  :) would have been nice, huh !!! to bad baitcasters don't have multiple line capacities for their reels like spinning reels do . what it comes down to is instead of buying 150 yd. spools of power pro , i'll just get 300 yd. spools or if i got extra $ , i'll get the 1500 yd. spools ..... thanks for all the feed back  ;)

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