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I have some spinning rods that have a minimum of 8 lbs up to whatever for line rating. Can I drop down & use 6 lb line, even though the line rating starts at 8 lbs?

If I did use 6 lbs will the line break easier on casts or not?

I like to use Yozuri Hybrid in 6 lbs & have used it on other rods w/ lower line ratings & have had no issues. 6 lb Hybrid is some strong stuff, I used before 6 lb P-Line CXX but 6 lb Hybrid is so much stronger.

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If I did use 6 lbs will the line break easier on casts or not?

Why would it break easier?

I used before 6 lb P-Line CXX but 6 lb Hybrid is so much stronger.

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I have some spinning rods that have a minimum of 8 lbs up to whatever for line rating. Can I drop down & use 6 lb line, even though the line rating starts at 8 lbs?

Yup

If I did use 6 lbs will the line break easier on casts or not?

Nope

6 lb Hybrid is some strong stuff, I used before 6 lb P-Line CXX but 6 lb Hybrid is so much stronger.

Nah, I don 't think it is, Hybrid is good stuff but CXX is tuffer than nails.

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P-Line rates themselves 40% stronger that the stated "pound test:.

#6 CXX is approximately 8.4 lb breaking strength according to the

manufacturer. Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6 is 11.9 lb test. Test both lines for

yourself with a scale. These numbers will be very close to your

test results.

BTW,

Hybrid #4 = 8.5 breaking strength or about the same as CXX #6.

8-)

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Haven't we been through this before Kent?  Break strength is not the same as 'pound test'.

Break strength should be an obvious concept as it is the amount of weight required to break the line.  Pound test, however, is the amount of weight that a line can handle without deforming to the point of being detrimental to the line's performance.

I like to use an elastic band as an example.  If you stretch the elastic only a little, it will spring back into it's original shape.  However, if you stretch that elastic too much, it will never resemble it's original configuration.

Having used Hybrid, Hybrid Ultra Soft and CXX in the 6 lb. variety, I can say that are about equal in terms of strength.  

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A spinning reel does have a drag. The rod does bow and absorbs shock. I do not understand why 6 lb CXX will not land a lunker. I hooked into a 12 lb Striper with 6 lb CXX on a spinning outfit and landed the fish. Took some but it was landed. My fishing partner landed a 48 inch Musky with 8 lb XL on a spinning outfit. I landed this fish by hand due to not having a net. My point is if you play the fish, use the drag and rod a large fish can be landed. Not the preferred method but line is just part of the equation.

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Haven't we been through this before Kent? Break strength is not the same as 'pound test'.

No, I don't think so or just don't remember this discussion.

However, your explanation makes perfect sense to me. I

appreciate the clarification.

"Pound Test" vs "Average breaking strength"

http://www.yo-zuri.com/Products/ProdLine/HybridLineChart.htm

BTW,

I fished P-line for several years and consistently recommend

it as well as Gamma and Sunline Shooter Defier as alternatives

to Yo-Zuri Hybrid.

8-)

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A spinning reel does have a drag. The rod does bow and absorbs shock. I do not understand why 6 lb CXX will not land a lunker. I hooked into a 12 lb Striper with 6 lb CXX on a spinning outfit and landed the fish. Took some but it was landed. My fishing partner landed a 48 inch Musky with 8 lb XL on a spinning outfit. I landed this fish by hand due to not having a net. My point is if you play the fish, use the drag and rod a large fish can be landed. Not the preferred method but line is just part of the equation.

Wow, someone that 'gets it'.  Well put.

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A spinning reel does have a drag. The rod does bow and absorbs shock. I do not understand why 6 lb CXX will not land a lunker. I hooked into a 12 lb Striper with 6 lb CXX on a spinning outfit and landed the fish. Took some but it was landed. My fishing partner landed a 48 inch Musky with 8 lb XL on a spinning outfit. I landed this fish by hand due to not having a net. My point is if you play the fish, use the drag and rod a large fish can be landed. Not the preferred method but line is just part of the equation.

Exaclty, that's what drag is for.  Shouldn't have any trouble with Hybrid or CXX at those sizes.  I personally use Yo-Zuri Hybrid on my spinning setup, cxx, cx, or some type of P-line on my baitcasters, I chose the yo-zuri on the spinning setup because it's a bit more manageable than cxx, keep in mind I use 12lb hybrid.

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