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Best Backing Line To Keep Weight Light.

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I got to thinking If it would make a difference how well your spool casts light stuff (Spool weight with line) depending on the backing. Like fluoro is more dense than mono, so for the same amount, mono would weigh less, right? And if braid is less dense than mono, braid would weigh even less, and be said best option, unless the braid gets wet then it would have the mass of itself + water.

Or am I just getting cabin fever and not realizing the difference in the amount of weight between different line is negligible in terms of casting with lighter stuff.

Edit: Mods sorry wrong section. Please move to Rods, Reels, line etc.

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Wow, this is technical. I'm glad we don't have long winters like you guys. Winter is the time of year I wear shoes on the boat. I wonder if that has any effect on top speed?

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Sorry, I don't have an answer, but you pose a logical question. In auto racing there are three types of weight/mass, sprung weight, unsprung weight and rotating weight. If you remove a half pound of mass from a race car it will go faster but not much faster. However, if you remove a half pound of weight from a flywheel, or clutch it will accelerate much faster. In rotational mass, it's called MOI, or moment of inertia. You not only have to get it moving faster in a straight line, but you also have to overcome inertia to accelerate rotation.

Another factor regarding rotating weight. All flywheels, clutches, driveshafts, axles and wheels are not created equal, even if they weigh the same. The closer to the axis of rotation a weight is, the easier it is to accelerate it. How does that apply to a baitcasting reel, you ask? Say you have a hundred yards of braid, and a hundred yards of a heavier line, say lead thread, if there were such a thing. If the lead thread is put on the spool first, then the braid, you would be able to cast further than if the braid was loaded first.

So the answer is how you load your spool will make a difference, and it would be measurable in controlled scientific experiments. Would it make a noticable difference on the pond. My guess would be no. But, you are paying attention to details that most would overlook.

In the long run, you will become a better fisherman as a result.

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It's something I've wondered about, but not enough to actyually carry out measurements. Lighter would be better for fast startup, but heavier might be better for longer casts.

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Or am I just getting cabin fever and not realizing the difference in the amount of weight between different line is negligible in terms of casting with lighter stuff.

My gut feeling is that the effect on casting would be negligible. Even if there are fairly significant differences in the weight of the various lines, the line is so light in comparison to the weight of the rest of the outfit that the casting effect would not be noticeable.

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The lighest in use would be a fused or coated superline. It won't absorb water like a braided line will. Original Fireline, Spiderwire Stealth, etc.

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If the reel is designed to pitch light baits (shallow whiffle spool of light materials and with good bearings) there would be little room for meaningful improvement. In a reel with a deeper spool and heavier material what could be gained probably wouldn't offset the spool material and line volume increase in weight. In this case you'd probably be better off trying to design a super light weight arbor. I've seen some old Ambassaduers with a removable arbor but don't know if they were factory or an aftermarket thing.

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I think you need to move to South Florida, because your brain is obviously in shock from the cold weather and lack of fishing. Down here we dont worry about not fishing during the winter time, so we have better things to think about, lol

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Yeah winter sucks up here. All we have to fish for are these....

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Snow? No thanks, lol. The best thing about FL, we dont have to shovel rain.

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