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Mike 12345

Line diameter, levelwind, and flipping/pitching

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Up to this point, I have done all of my flipping and pitching almost exclusively with mono, and I have had no problems at all with line coming off the spool smoothly and uniformly, or achieving realistic distance (especially with pitching).

As of late, I have wanted to try using a higher test line, and have been working with 20# hybrid.  Its no problem flipping, but when pitching, the line is large enough diameter that it won't come off the spool and feed nicely through the levelwind, regardless of how loosely I have the main casting control set.

How do those of you who use heavier line flipping/pitching get around the increased drag of the larger line and levelwind, such that you can get the stuff to come off the reel?

Maybe I should just forego the hybrid/flouro in this case and look for as low a visibility braid that I can find?

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50# braid.  If you want low vis, use a 12 to 20# FC leader material.

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i use 17# and 20# 100% trilene flouro. When using KVD's Line conditioner, the line comes off so much smoother. i dont have that much trouble with it in the first place, but after a day or too with no use the line will retain alot of memory, but the conditioner fixes that.

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