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Mono And Floro ???

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ok need some help

1 i have 2 crank bait rods 1 is a bait caster the other one is a closed face zebco 33 classic

the bait caster has 6.3:1 ratio for shallow runners and the zebco has like 3.8:1 ratio for my deep divers.

been using this set up for long time and like them but i have always used mono on them should i go to floro

i think floro sinks and not floats if so what line should i use and how will it work on the zebco closed face

2 top water rig will be using some type mono the reel is a spinning set up what do you recommend

3 light spinning gear for them situations what line should i think about

4 flipping and pitching will be using braid in like 17-20# the reel is a spinning reel what line should i get or look at

any and all help is very much appreciated

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1. That fluoro isn't goint to work very well with a button reel. Just stick to mono for that one. The fluoro on the baitcaster, seeing that you're using mainly diving baits, should actually be beneficial.

2. Mono again, 8-10 lb test.

3. You could get away with any type of light line here, so mono or fluoro shouldn't be a problem. Light? 6-8 lb test should be sufficient.

4. Spinning reel? As long as the cover's not too thick, then 20 lb braid on that spinning reel is fine.

I mean, that's what I'd do with what you have.... just my opinion I guess...

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Ya, spin-cast reels don't handle stiff lines well at all. I'll second Bankn's other suggestions as well.

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I would also recommend using some KVD Line & Lure on your flouro. and braid. Flouro. is fairly stiff and has a tendancy to develop coils. L&L will really help to keep it more manageable.

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thanks i was wondering about floro on the closed face reel

Not on a spincast. If you want something dense, and tough abrasion resistance, try 8# P-Line CXX. It's been working great on my kids' rod for years.

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I bet your son's bassinette had pontoons, didn't it? lol My favorite fishing days have been with the kids.

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1. a good rule of them when talking flouro vs. mono is that mono 2 lbs heavier than the flouro dives to the same depth,10 lb flouro = same depth as 12 lb mono, 12 lb flouro = same depth as 14 lb mono and so on. mono also stretches and flouro is invisible under water.

2.when i use crankbaits i use 12-17 lb flouro, some people like mono for crankbaits because of the stretch, but i like flouro for the invisibility factor and if you have the right rod you dont need stretch in the line. for an all around size i would go with 15lb seguar red label or invis-x.

3. for top water stay with mono, the line limpness is what creates the actions and it floats, flouro just pulls the bait down, for an all around size go with 15 lb mono either by vicious or by trilene.

4. for light situations using i would go with 8-12 lb flouro, in general i would go with 10 lb flouro, the flouro will give alot better feel and will sink so it will help the action of your finesse baits.

5. when pitching and flipping it depends on the type of cover, the heavier the cover the heavier the line, you have to be careful using spinning gear for pitching and flipping though, the spinning gear isn't meant for heavier situations such as this. if you do end up doing this i suggest 20 lb power pro braid. i suggest eventually investing into a casting setup with a burner reel and a heavier rod 7'6"-7'11", this would be much more suited towards pitching and flipping.

i hope this helps your decisions, alot of what i have told you is based off personal experience and from Jon, Kevin, and Randy Vandam who live in my area.

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