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Spool Weight: Curado 200E7; 100B, Chronarch 50 MG

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First figure is no line and the second is with line. Line is 14# test Original Stren monofilament. Wt. is in grams.

Chronarch 50 MG 12.3 g; 17.7 g

Curado 200 E7 13.8; 24.2

Curado 100 B 18.9 29.4

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Thanks for the info.  To add to that...I read the Core's spool is 12grams.  The most important thing this shows anglers is how much line weighs.  A spool's line capacity affects casting more than the weight of the spool itself.  

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Before weighing the spools with and without line I did not suspect that monofilament line would effect total spool weight as much as it did.

I wonder if polyethylene lines like fire line or power pro in equal diameter to 14# Stren or Fluorocarbon lines of equal diameter would weigh.

Would suspect that the polyethylene lines would be lighter than mono.

It was interesting that when I compared the 50 mg to the 200 E7 in pitching a 3/16oz sinker with a small grub that I found them similar. At that time I knew that there was only 1.5 g difference in empty spool weight.

Did I fool myself or perhaps the weight was sufficient so it would be hard to tell a difference--but I think not as my 50 mg is significantly better than my 100b when pitching and I've used both for thousands of casts with that lure weight.

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It would be neat to do this again but with Fluorocarbon.  Not very cost efficient but I bet the weight increase would be pretty significant on this small scale.

Neat test!

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The 50 MG spool with 40# Stren Super Braid weighed in at 16.6 g. Not that much different from mono which was 17.7 g.

Only use fluorocarbon as leader material so don't have enough to fill a spool.

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I forgot that I had a spool of 10# test Seaguar Inviz X fluorocarbon line so loaded it on the 50 MG spool.

Weight was 21.8 grams. Whereas 14# Stren was 17.7 g.

Don't know if a smaller diameter line would pack more tightly than 14# Stren or not as tight. But, certainly fluorocarbon line is denser than mono.

Also was curious what the empty spool weight was for a Citica 200 reel. Empty spool weight was 20.4 g and with 14# stren 32.8 g.

The difference in spool weight would also apply to the Curado Bantam 200 reels as they use the same spool except that the Citica spool has a "plastic type" bushing on the handle side of the spool whereas the Bantam has a ball bearing.

This is been a welcome and interesting endeavor for me as I live in Iowa, don't ice fish, am tired of tying skirts on jigs and also rearranging my tackle box.

Bob

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Update regarding line diameter affecting spool weight.

I put 10# test Trilene Sensation which if I recall is a copolymer monofilament on the 50 MG spool. Weight was 18.9 grams.

Summary so far for 50 MG spool weights with line:

40# Stren Super Braid 16.6 grams

14# Original Stren 17.7

10# Trilene Sensation 18.9

10# Seuguar Invis X 21.8

I miked the sensation and seuguar and they both mike around 0.011

As a side note 14# Stren miked a little over 0.015. The spool states 0.014 diameter.

It appears that line diameter does make a difference in spool weight with the smaller diameters increasing spool weight slightly. This is assuming that Stren and Sensation are equal in density.

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This is an update to my original post.

I had an opportunity to weigh the spool (without line) of the Citica 200E.

The spool weighs 14.8 grams. The Curado 200 E spool weighs one gram less.

I did not weigh the Citica's reel with line but assume that it has the same line capacity as the Curado 200E. In view that the Curado 200 E spool weighs 24.2 grams with 14 # test Stren Mono line the Citica's spool would weigh 25.2 grams.

Unless there is a difference in spool bearings it would seem that both reels should cast so close to the same as to perhaps be imperceptible.

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