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Line Size vs Reel Capacity?

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Hi Ya'll

I bought my first baitcaster a few years ago, Citica D, and I love it.  I have been wanting to pick up a few more but am confused on a the topic of line size.  It seems that the preferred line size for jigging and worming is often mentioned in the 17 to 35 lb. range.  Yet 95+% of all the reels that can be found in a BP catalogue are listed with a line capacity of 10 or 12 lb.  My question...

Is it ok/acceptable to put something like 25 lb fluorocarbon on a reel with a maximum line capacity stated as 150/12?  Will it perform alright?

Thanks!

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Yes , it would be more of a function of the rod for the particular application.

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I don't think the reel specifications are "recommended size", this

information is just about reel capacity. With today's copolymers

and braids, you can reach 25 "lb test" easily with thinner line

diameters.

As an an example, a commonly used braid is 50/12. With copolymers,

Yo-Zuri Hybrid #15 is .016" diameter, 21.5 lb test and all you would

ever need for freshwater fishing.

BTW, Welcome aboard!

8-)

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Reel line capacities are there for a volume reference.  The line's strength is almost irrelevant since you will have your drag set.  

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flechero is correct, the line capacities are for volume only and refers to the amount of a certain pound test line diameter that the spool will hold. Some brands of reels have the line diameter indicated with the amount and some include the related pound test of mono also.

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