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Old 05-07-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Spooling my reels! Help!

I just got two new reels and I'm not too sure what to spool them both with. The first reel is a Shimano TLD 25. I was thinking about using this for more trolling but I still want to keep my options open with it and not specify it as the "trolling only" setup. I was thinking maybe doing some braid with a top shot of mono but don't know what lb to put on. Also I have a Fin-Nor OFC30H. I was thinking using this as more of a snapper/grouper setup. I was thinking braid but don't know how heavy I should go with it. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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I use 40 # ande mono on my tld 25, it works for trolling for wahoo, kings and dolphin and I also use it snapper fishing and you have no problem pushing the drag down on a big fish. Usually use 80 # ande mono on my bottom fishing conventional reels.
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Tld- 40 or 50lb ande
Ofc30- 65 lb power pro, 70 daiwa boat braid or 60 jerry brown solid.
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I don't troll a whole lot but I fish braid on every setup I have. So I say

TLD - 50lb braid (Jerry Brown solid is my favorite, I don't like PP) I would add a topshot of mono for some stretch but I like braid for the extra line capacity you never know when you might need it
OFC30 - 65lb braid (Jerry Brown solid, Diawa Multi-colored)

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There are a few pro's and con's to how and what you spool up with. If you're never going to bottom fish deeper than 150 feet, you may want to spool up with mono and save money on line. If you decide to go multi use on the rod, braid line may be the way to go for the capacity that it gives you. Just remember that if you go with braid, you need to spool it real tight so you don't bury the line in the spool or cut yourself off.
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I agree with the mono on the TLD for trolling, you want to have that stretch when a fish hits. I use 40lb on mine. As for the Fin-Nor I also agree with putting braid on it to get the fish off the bottom or away from the rig quick. 65lb should be plenty
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I agree with the mono on the TLD for trolling, you want to have that stretch when a fish hits. I use 40lb on mine. As for the Fin-Nor I also agree with putting braid on it to get the fish off the bottom or away from the rig quick. 65lb should be plenty

i agree
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