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say if one reel has can hold 175 yards of 6lb line , how much 10lb can it hold? is there a formula for figuring this out?

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3 way rule:

average diameter of 6 lbs line = 175 yards

average diameter of 10 pound test = "X"

Average Diameter of 6 lb test x 175 yards / average diameter of 10 lbs test = X

X = line capacity of 10 lbs test in yards.

Example using Trilene XT

.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

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In general, a reel designed to hold 6# line will have a small diameter spool which may cause manageability problems with 10# line. If you need stronger line on a small reel, you might want to try 20# braid. It's the same diameter as 6# line.

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In general, a reel designed to hold 6# line will have a small diameter spool which may cause manageability problems with 10# line. If you need stronger line on a small reel, you might want to try 20# braid. It's the same diameter as 6# line.

i was thinking the same thing. i asked mainly out of curiosity.

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3 way rule:

average diameter of 6 lbs line = 175 yards

average diameter of 10 pound test = "X"

Average Diameter of 6 lb test x 175 yards / average diameter of 10 lbs test = X

X = line capacity of 10 lbs test in yards.

Example using Trilene XT

.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

Math was never that important to me. I must have missed this formula. ::D A handy thing to know. Thanks.

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The reel has its own specs for maximum performance.

If you follow the line tests and line amount for each reel you will have fewer problems.

Just food for thought.  :D

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that is a pretty good '' 3 way rule '' Raul posted cause it usually figures out that way that when you jump up a # test ( say 6 to 8 ) it is usually 20 yards less , so going from 6 to 10 should be around 40 yards , so i would estimate your reel would hold 135 yards of 10 # line , almost exactly the same as Raul said :D

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3 way rule:

average diameter of 6 lbs line = 175 yards

average diameter of 10 pound test = "X"

Average Diameter of 6 lb test x 175 yards / average diameter of 10 lbs test = X

X = line capacity of 10 lbs test in yards.

Example using Trilene XT

.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

Where did you get the average diameters to plug into your formula? It seems like that is the real unknown in the original question.

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Line diameters are specified online and on

the spool or box. Yo-Zuri Hybrid for example

is .010" for #6, .013" for #12. Raul wrote

"average" because line diameter is not perfectly

uniform.

http://www.andemonofilament.com/specifications.htm

8-)

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My question is with diameters being so inconsistent from manufacturer to manufacturer, how do you know what the reel company is starting out with?

It seems to be somewhat of a crapshoot unless you actually check yourself. I've ran into problems with buying a spool of line planning on spooling two diffrent reels with said line. I filled the first spool to the specs. (1/8'' inch from lip) and came up considerably short on the second one. Lesson learned and now I always add "filler line" before spooling up.

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My question is with diameters being so inconsistent from manufacturer to manufacturer, how do you know what the reel company is starting out with?

It seems to be somewhat of a crapshoot unless you actually check yourself. I've ran into problems with buying a spool of line planning on spooling two diffrent reels with said line. I filled the first spool to the specs. (1/8'' inch from lip) and came up considerably short on the second one. Lesson learned and now I always add "filler line" before spooling up.

Because lines are close enough that the differences in diameter aren't going to make much of a difference.

A small diameter 10lb may get you a few feet MAX more capacity than a large diameter 10lb....Not enough to fuss over.

Braid is different but I would think you choose braid based on it's diameter not it's lb test.

The spool size issue mentioned: Spool size may give you manageability problems with a spinning reel...I've never noticed it with a baitcasting reel.

A question I'll add to the topic is how much do you really need?

I sometimes think extra line capacity is used to sell/market reel to the general public, when many enthusiasts, would rather have a lower capacity spool that is lighter weight.

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I see your points, but disagree. With certain lines there are a big diffrence. Some manufactures are the same diameter but "rated" 4lbs apart, thats a pretty big diffrence.

I agree for bass fishing alot of reel capacities are overkill and the weight of all that line makes the spool much heavier. My concern was I'll occasionally hook into a striper when they come up the james here in the spring, and they can pull off 100yards of line in a heartbeat. If I hook into one at the end of a long cast, well you can guess what might happen.

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.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

.010x175/.13=13.461

.010x175/.013=134.6....should be

great formula

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.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

.010x175/.13=13.461

.010x175/.013=134.6....should be

great formula

You math guys. ::D It is only one zero. ;D ;D

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.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

.010x175/.13=13.461

.010x175/.013=134.6....should be

great formula

Mathematically yes, it 's an extra 0.6 yards, but you won 't leave the 1/8 th inch of free space between the line and the spool edge.  :D

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.010 x 175/ 0.13 = 134 yards.

.010x175/.13=13.461

.010x175/.013=134.6....should be

great formula

Mathematically yes, it 's an extra 0.6 yards, but you won 't leave the 1/8 th inch of free space between the line and the spool edge. :D

Not the .6 yds but the diameter for the 10# was typed .13 when .013 is correct.

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A question I'll add to the topic is how much do you really need?

I sometimes think extra line capacity is used to sell/market reel to the general public, when many enthusiasts, would rather have a lower capacity spool that is lighter weight.

I'm with you. Most of my reels have excess capacity for what I need in fresh water. Don't we often have discussions about putting backing behind expensive lines? Do we really NEED more than 300 feet (100yds) of line for bass fishing? Couldn't we have a bit smaller, lighter reel with reduced capacity?

Just sayin' ...

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i asked because i , like many others , like smaller reels. i dont recall ever seeing a spinning reel that was 'rated' for 100-110 yards of 10lb line. probably because of the obvious line management issues.

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The reel has its own specs for maximum performance.

If you follow the line tests and line amount for each reel you will have fewer problems.

Just food for thought. :D

The 'spec's are nothing more than an indication of how much of a given line diameter the spool will hold.

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