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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    Sounds like a good deal DS - and I agree 100% about braid!



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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    thanks guys...hmmm, i think i'll try braided line for this setup...never tried it before, would 20lbs bee good, or should i be going real heavy, like 50-65lbs?

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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    for pike/musky i go with the 65#, if its just for bass you can go with the 35#. Dont go with something two thin or it can bind and buckle on the spool and cause some serious backlashing.
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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    For learning on a baitcaster, heavy line will be easier to work with - easier to untangle the birdsnests!

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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    so it's light lbs test line that's responsible for my crazy tangles/birdsnests on my spinning reel?

    ok, thanks, i'll go heavier w/ the baitcaster.

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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    Yea I recommend the heaviest diamater your spinning reel will take.
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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    True, on spinning reels, light braided lines will get easily tangled.

    In my opinion, almost all the birds nests in spinning reels are caused by line twist. However, I've had some weird experiences with the line twist. I think the momentum of the line 'crashing' into the bait plus line twist can easily give you birds nests just like in a baitcaster.

    After long casts with 1oz spoons, I find that if I use my hands and lightly 'fluff' the line coming out of the spinning reel, it'll help out, and remove almost all bird nests.

    Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I swear that as the lure slows down in a cast, the line will crash into each other, and although not as bad as baitcasters, it will help generate the nests with the existing line twist.
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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    I've found the same "crashing" issue before, but only when one of the following factors is also in play

    1. Too much line on the spool
    2. Line is too thin for the spool (you probably also put too much on, see #1)
    3. Lure weight exceeds your rod/lure/line recommendations.

    After switching to thicker braids and always leaving adequate room on the spool, I've not experienced this problem in a while. Especially on spinning gear.
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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    I've always had more issues with light line on all types of reels I've used (even my ultralight!)


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    Re: Baitcasting setup?

    i use mono on my spinning reel, and i had a lot of tangles/birdsnests last yr...i use 8 lbs, but it's also a light setup.

    is there a brand that tangles less than others?

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