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10-15 lb line on a spinning reel? :-?

What Burley is saying in own way ;) is that on the size reels most of us use for bass fishing, line heavier that 8 or 10# is too heavy to manage easily. You can go with a larger reel, e.g. a 4000 size Shimano with no problem, but the trade-off is more weight. Good luck.

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20/6 braid

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well I haven't used a baitcasting reel but a few times and all of which resulted in BIRD"S NEST after bird's nest I can't get it down so I said forget it... all I use now is spinning reels

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Put on 15 lbs on a 2000/2500 size spinning reel and you 'll get some of the worst wind knots you can imagine, as terrible as a backlash.

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Hi...I'm new to the Forum thing but hopefully you guys can help me out.  I found this site after googling the initial question to this thread after fighting with the line on my spinning reels all day yesterday.  I spent more time straightening it out than I did with my lure in the water.  Grr.  Can someone be specific when it comes to the best line for the spinning reels?  I'm trying to learn lbs and reel sizes and such so go easy on me  ;).  Hopefully not too many of you will laugh but my boyfriend is being quite patient.  This problem has him stumped as well because he prefers the baitcasting reels (which I just learned how to use yesterday woo hoo with only a couple of backlashes).  I still need a good line that won't wrap around itself for my spinning reels because I am only comfortable at this point making long casts with the baitcaster.  I still need my spinning reels for dock fishing and aiming and such until I get better with the other.  Sorry this is so long and thanks in advance.

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (.010" diameter, 11.9 lb breaking strength).

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For that purpose and that kind of reel you need a low diameter highly resistant to abrassion line, and yes, there is such a creature, RW recommends Yo Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft, I 'll ad to that recomendation regular Yo-Zuri Hybrid or P-Line CXX 6-8lbs, don 't get caught in "it sounds too light" , the three lines have an incredibidly high breaking point in spite of being "too thin", while being strong they are sill quite manageable, go up in the test and the slinkier it gets.

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Are you lining your spinning reel up right? Are you allowing the line to fall off the spool in the same direction as it winds around the spool of your reel, i.e., clockwise or counterclockwise? You cannot spool a spinning reel by reeling line onto the reel while allowing the bulk spool to roll around a pen or pencil or similar. The bulk line spool MUST be lying flat on the floor or held facing the spinning reel which allows the line to peel off the bulk spool in the same direction as it winds onto your reel. Reel line on for 10 or so complete cranks and then move the reel toward the bulk spool allowing slack in the line. If it twists, simply flip the bulk spool over and go 10 cranks more and do the same thing. The side that produces the less amount of twist when you slack the line is the side that you want to complete the fill from.

The suggestions for YoZuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6lb. get a big "ditto" from me.

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if you are using a 2500 size spinning reel , go with 6 or 8 lb. P-line CXX , i actually have 8 lb. CXX on my baitcaster , i use it for crankbaits , spinner baits , texas rigged worms , flukes and a few other things . you will be amazed by the srength of it , just change it out when it starts getting too much memory ( every 3-5 trips ) .

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Are you lining your spinning reel up right? Are you allowing the line to fall off the spool in the same direction as it winds around the spool of your reel, i.e., clockwise or counterclockwise? You cannot spool a spinning reel by reeling line onto the reel while allowing the bulk spool to roll around a pen or pencil or similar. The bulk line spool MUST be lying flat on the floor or held facing the spinning reel which allows the line to peel off the bulk spool in the same direction as it winds onto your reel. Reel line on for 10 or so complete cranks and then move the reel toward the bulk spool allowing slack in the line. If it twists, simply flip the bulk spool over and go 10 cranks more and do the same thing. The side that produces the less amount of twist when you slack the line is the side that you want to complete the fill from.

The suggestions for YoZuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6lb. get a big "ditto" from me.

I used to do this, but it works better if you fill the reel using the pencil/chopstick method, with the line coming off the bottom of the filler spool.  Much less twist this way.

For the OP, if you need more than 8# line on your spinner, you will have better luck with braided line, Like Power Pro.  15-20# works great on 1500 to 3000 size reels.

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Are you lining your spinning reel up right? Are you allowing the line to fall off the spool in the same direction as it winds around the spool of your reel, i.e., clockwise or counterclockwise? You cannot spool a spinning reel by reeling line onto the reel while allowing the bulk spool to roll around a pen or pencil or similar. The bulk line spool MUST be lying flat on the floor or held facing the spinning reel which allows the line to peel off the bulk spool in the same direction as it winds onto your reel. Reel line on for 10 or so complete cranks and then move the reel toward the bulk spool allowing slack in the line. If it twists, simply flip the bulk spool over and go 10 cranks more and do the same thing. The side that produces the less amount of twist when you slack the line is the side that you want to complete the fill from.

The suggestions for YoZuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6lb. get a big "ditto" from me.

I used to do this, but it works better if you fill the reel using the pencil/chopstick method, with the line coming off the bottom of the filler spool. Much less twist this way.

For the OP, if you need more than 8# line on your spinner, you will have better luck with braided line, Like Power Pro. 15-20# works great on 1500 to 3000 size reels.

He used a line winder of sorts I guess is what you call it.  All I know is that with the new line, it will constantly loop off every time I cast.  I will try the Yo-Zuri Hybrid and see how that works....and we shouldn't use one of those contraptions right?  I've never seen him use it before he usually just leaves the spool on the floor then has one of the kids run it out to rewind it if that makes sense.  I really don't know what I'm talking about but I'm learning lol. ;D

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I am looking for the best line I can put on my spinning reel. It will be for my shallow crankbaits and swimbaits. Would prefer it be between 10-15lb line.

As a person that uses almost exclusively spinning reels, I suggest and use either 20-30 lb Power Pro braid or 10-15 lb Pline CX or CXX. The braid is a smaller diameter, and the Pline works very well as an all around line.

For spooling, these guys are 100% right, reel it in so the line comes off the spool itself the same direction as it spins it into the reel. Make sure you keep your ffree hand further up the rod so it stays fairly tight as it spins it on the reel.

bah they modified the link to the video I posted... guess they don't want to allow other sites to explain the information better

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All I know is that with the new line, it will constantly loop off every time I cast.

That actually sounds like maybe there's too much line on your spool. There should be a good 1/16-1/8 inch of lip showing after you spool up. This a common problem with spinning gear. Fine line (pardon the pun ;) ) between too much line and not enough on spinning reels.

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Are you lining your spinning reel up right? Are you allowing the line to fall off the spool in the same direction as it winds around the spool of your reel, i.e., clockwise or counterclockwise? You cannot spool a spinning reel by reeling line onto the reel while allowing the bulk spool to roll around a pen or pencil or similar. The bulk line spool MUST be lying flat on the floor or held facing the spinning reel which allows the line to peel off the bulk spool in the same direction as it winds onto your reel. Reel line on for 10 or so complete cranks and then move the reel toward the bulk spool allowing slack in the line. If it twists, simply flip the bulk spool over and go 10 cranks more and do the same thing. The side that produces the less amount of twist when you slack the line is the side that you want to complete the fill from.

The suggestions for YoZuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6lb. get a big "ditto" from me.

Think about how the line is actually put on the bulk spools. The spool is horizontal and rotated to put the line on, much like a baitcaster. The best way to put line on a reel is to reverse this process and use the pencil method. Never had a problem doing it this way. The flipping the spool over until you don't see line twist method is hit or miss. Another tip- Always close the bail manually and pull out any slack, reducing the chance of reeling in a loop deep in the line which will be a nightmare to get out. That being said, 6lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultrasoft has been my choice of late, but good old Trilene is tough to beat as an all around choice.

I use 12 lb. hybrid on a 4000 Shimano for skipping Senkos and Ikas under and around boats and docks.

Balance the rod to the reel and you will be fine.

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hink about how the line is actually put on the bulk spools. The spool is horizontal and rotated to put the line on, much like a baitcaster. The best way to put line on a reel is to reverse this process and use the pencil method.
I used to do this, but it works better if you fill the reel using the pencil/chopstick method, with the line coming off the bottom of the filler spool.  Much less twist this way.

Sorry guys, no offense, but I just ain't buying it.  8-)

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i personaly have 12lb fluro on my 2500 size reel and have never had a problem. 

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Put on 15 lbs on a 2000/2500 size spinning reel and you 'll get some of the worst wind knots you can imagine, as terrible as a backlash.

I use 15# PP on a cardinal 802, smaller reels I use 10#..........never a wind knot !

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hink about how the line is actually put on the bulk spools. The spool is horizontal and rotated to put the line on, much like a baitcaster. The best way to put line on a reel is to reverse this process and use the pencil method.
I used to do this, but it works better if you fill the reel using the pencil/chopstick method, with the line coming off the bottom of the filler spool. Much less twist this way.

Sorry guys, no offense, but I just ain't buying it. 8-)

I am buying it.  I've used the "face the label up or down" method before.  I've tried flipping it over.   I've tried rolling it off like a baitcasting reel.  I've had less twist with the rolling it off method as I have with any other way.  I've yet to try the rolling it off the bottom however, and that is now next to try when I get new line this spring.  I've also noticed that the flipping the spool over until you get less twist one way over the other is a hit or miss thing just like CWB said.  This is just what I've seen personally.  The first time I ever tried the flipping the spool it worked like a charm.  The next 3 - 5 times seemed like it failed to have any effect at all.  Then it would work again, then not.  I finally gave it up and now spool every reel rolling it off instead.

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hink about how the line is actually put on the bulk spools. The spool is horizontal and rotated to put the line on, much like a baitcaster. The best way to put line on a reel is to reverse this process and use the pencil method.
I used to do this, but it works better if you fill the reel using the pencil/chopstick method, with the line coming off the bottom of the filler spool. Much less twist this way.

Sorry guys, no offense, but I just ain't buying it. 8-)

While you're pulling out tangles and trolling your twisties out,I'll be fishing, LOL.

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I've been using 12# SpiderWire XXX SuperMono on my 2500 series reels for about 2 seasons now and very rarely have any problems.  I love the stuff.  However, YMMV.

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