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booters

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New Line?
« on: July 06, 2020, 07:09:32 AM »

I want to respool my ABU 6500C with either Maxima mono or Braided line? Chilliwack river salmon fishing. Please advise with line weights
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 10:26:29 AM »

Go with mono. 12 lb test max is all you need for short floating the Vedder. Braided line usually spooks the fish in clearer water and creates havoc when snagged up.
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 11:39:27 AM »

Go with 30lb braid.  Use a swivel and 12-15lb mono leader so if you get snagged, only the short piece of mono breaks and is left in the river.  Of course, using braid in freezing weather does not work.  This being said, it depends on the type of fishing you plan on doing.  Float, bounce, spoons, jigs, spinners....?  I would only go straight mono for float fishing.
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 12:32:46 PM »

for such a big reel, it is better spool with 40-60lb braid. easier on tangle, never worry of the main line.
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 12:49:33 PM »

30 lb. braid
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 01:01:52 PM »

anyone put backing of some sort behind braid? The stuff is expensive!

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Re: New Line?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 01:35:37 PM »

anyone put backing of some sort behind braid? The stuff is expensive!
Yes. And then I just swap out the top 1/2 to 1/3 of the spool. 
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 02:56:00 PM »

I use both, and there are reasons for both.  If I am fishing Tamihi or above, I use braid.  I can fish a boulder-strewn run and rarely lose a piece of lead.  If I am fishing the crossing or below, I use mono.  40 lb power pro is good for braid - thinner braid will give you more wind knots and more trouble when you get tangled.  It is still plenty thin.  I use 20 lb ultragreen when I use mono - less birdsnests, more time fishing.  If I want to be stealthy I use a fluorocarbon leader (actually, that is all I use lately). 
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2020, 04:30:07 PM »

anyone put backing of some sort behind braid? The stuff is expensive!
I use the braid as backing for my mono.
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2020, 06:40:11 PM »

I use the braid as backing for my mono.

I do that too...on my silex and the braid is 30lb dacron.
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2020, 09:39:59 PM »

i run 15 pound maxima on pin and 10-12 pound maxima on baitcaster for chucking metal/jigs.

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Re: New Line?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 12:04:51 PM »

i run 15 pound maxima on pin and 10-12 pound maxima on baitcaster for chucking metal/jigs.

THIS!  Just get a one shot spool of MUG 12lb for the level wind, or take it to a shop and have them spool it up for you.  Should be plenty strength for the Vedder.
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Re: New Line?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2020, 01:43:00 PM »

My CP and levelwind have 15 lb. Trilene Big Game mono top shots. I use old cheap braid underneath both. My spinning reel which is used for lures has 12-15 lb. braid with 5 feet or so of fluoro at the end.
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