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Two Questions: My uncle told me that flourocarbon can knick up your line guides on your spinning reel rod which could lead to line breaks...... is that true?

And I have put flourocarbon on a spinning reel once and I didn't like the results of how it performed. Is flourocarbon a good match for spinning reels or should it exclusively be used for casing reels?

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Two Questions: My uncle told me that flourocarbon can knick up your line guides on your spinning reel rod which could lead to line breaks...... is that true?

And I have put flourocarbon on a spinning reel once and I didn't like the results of how it performed. Is flourocarbon a good match for spinning reels or should it exclusively be used for casing reels?

He may have meant that braided line can damage rod guides. It can groove them, but it's unlikely with most rods made today. Fluoro won't damage your rods any more than mono will.

Some of the stiffer brands of fluorocarbon have a tendency to spring from spinning reels and cause a bird's nest, and all of them can if the line is spun up or if the spool is overfilled. It's best to underfill the spool a little with fluoro line to avoid this. Some people also remove the spool from the reel and run warm water over it to make the line take the shape of the spool. KVD Line and Lure Conditioner also helps stiffer lines like fluoro and copoly behave on spinning reels.

What brand of fluoro did you use?

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Fry, if you are going to use floro on a spinning reel, stay with nothing larger than 8lb and use a line conditioner on it like Kevin Van Dam's Line Conditioner to keep it soft/flexible. I even go down to 6lb and it works fine. That said, unless you are fishing real clear water, don't bother. A good 8lb mono works fine.

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You should not encounter any problems.

I use fluoro on spinning reels all the time. :)

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I use flouro on my spinning reels and was out today with one that I use for crankbaits with 6# Cabelas flouro on a size 20 reel with no problems at all. I would stay with 6# and maybe max of 8# for the size 20 reels and as you go up in the size of the reel I'm sure you can increase line size without a problem.

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Question one: no way, no how. You hear some strange stuff, and this is an example!

I use 6 or 8 lb test fluoro on a 2500 size spinning reel with no problems. Fluoro does tend to be a little stiffer than mono. The only thing I do different is I don't fill the spool to the lip. Leave about 1/8" unfilled and you will have better control and no problem with the line jumping off the spool. Other than that, it behaves the same as mono for me in those line sizes and has a lot of advantages..

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8lb Tatsu + 2500 Stradic C14

Thats what i use for drop shot. Amazing

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The warm water really works? How long you run water for?

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He may have meant that braided line can damage rod guides. It can groove them, but it's unlikely with most rods made today. Fluoro won't damage your rods any more than mono will.

Some of the stiffer brands of fluorocarbon have a tendency to spring from spinning reels and cause a bird's nest, and all of them can if the line is spun up or if the spool is overfilled. It's best to underfill the spool a little with fluoro line to avoid this. Some people also remove the spool from the reel and run warm water over it to make the line take the shape of the spool. KVD Line and Lure Conditioner also helps stiffer lines like fluoro and copoly behave on spinning reels.

What brand of fluoro did you use?

Viscous 20lb

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20 lb vicious.......... That is not gonna work so well on a spinning reel............ jmo

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The warm water really works? How long you run water for?

It doesn't take more than a few minutes. I don't do it very much anymore, but I used to all the time. I've run them under a trickle from the tap, but a glass of water that's as warm as bathwater works, too. Put the spool it there until the water is room temp and that's all you need. Then shake or blow the water out of the drag area on the spool and you're good to go.

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I made the mistake of putting too heavy of a flouro on my plastics spinning rig the first time, and was way frustrated. I didn't know the problems I'd have putting regular Berkely 20# on a 2500 series Cabela's reel. For this year I've gone to BPS 8# with some KVD Line and Lure, and it's fantastic!

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Go braid and don't worry about anything.

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I used 12# and then 10# stren and wasn't happy. The line jumped off the spool and it wasn't very full. I switched to an #8 braid and noticed a big difference in casting distance. If you want to stick with flouro, I hear great things about xps #12 on here.

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For floro, you should not go above 8lb on a 2500 spinning reel. Anything bigger will be unmanagable.

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