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spinning reel - what pound line?

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hello all

I have a friend that just purchased a spinning reel kit from cabalas for his son.  he came to me asking what pound test he can place on this reel.

im not fimiliar with spinning reels at all, so i couldn't add any advice.

i am attaching the link which shows what he bought.  he says that he needs a very broad line that he can fish anything with.  he says that he'll be throwing a worm on the end and some days. lures.

can anyone offer any advice so i can pass it on to him?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0052265122648a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&No=72&Ntk=Products&QueryText=fishing+travel&sort=all&_D%3AhasJS=+&selectedPerPage=72&N=0&firstPage=true&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

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20# Suffix Braid. Has line size of 8# mono. Strong and sensitive. Don't have to worry about line twist as much.

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For me I would use 10-15# braid, assuming the son may be a bit inexperienced braid is not the way to go.  He will go nuts with wind knots.  I wouldn't get overly involved with higher priced line until he is comfortable with the equipment, I'd get trilene or any other comparable brand..............SOAK THE LINE IN HOT WATER FIRST !!!!!!!!!!, it's spools up better.

If he is experienced,,,,,,,,,,,,,get the braid, superior strength and sensitivity.

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I would not start out someone with braid on a spinning reel.  Buy any quality 8lb mono until he get a feel for the reel and how to use it.  It is inexpensive and easy to use.  I still use 8lb mono for some worm fishng and it works just fine.  Braid moves you into proper drag settings and hook stting because there is no stretch.  It requires more experience.

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  I certainly would not start out a novice with braid; too expensive and too hart to untangle. Yozuri ultra soft #6 is plenty tough, very user friendly, and won't break your wallet. Good stuff.

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thanks guys, i will definitley pass the info on.  just a quick note.  im not sure if his son is an avid fisher or not.  i think he's around 20 or so, maybe 19.  has he fished before, yeah probably but im not sure what his experience is.

thanks again

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PLine CX 6 lb. or Trilene XL 8 lb.

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There's no way on this God's earth that I would recommend a newby to start off with braid...period. Good way to turn someone off from fishing! Go with the most logical choice of 8# test, quality monofilament, such as Trilene XL. Much less problems and very versatile.

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i reccomend IZORLINE XXX in 10lb... should cover all situations rather efficiently.. here is the link

www.IZORLINEEAST.com

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Keep it simple and inexpensive.

Good 'ol Trilene XL in the red box. 6 to 8 lb should be fine. Anything beyond 8 lb could be trouble for the inexperienced.

Trilene is an aewsome line. Sufix aint too bad either.

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Keep it simple and inexpensive.

Good 'ol Trilene XL in the red box. 6 to 8 lb should be fine. Anything beyond 8 lb could be trouble for the inexperienced.

Trilene is an aewsome line. Sufix aint too bad either.

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