Braid on a Newell

AWilliams

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So I got to Newell 338 it needed some line and I wanted to have braid with a Top Shot for throwing iron. The guy at Turner's wasn't too keen on putting braid on a graphite spool says I'm taking a chance of it popping which I understand but as long as you're not pulling the snot out of it should be okay?
 

hucklongfin

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It was mono on plastic spools that was a problem decades ago when mono became popular. It stretches then rebounds back. Wind it tight on a plastic spool and it can break the spool when it expands. Spectra doesn't stretch so doesn't have that affect on the spool.
 
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eric perez

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I have 40lb mono over 80lb braid... I keep enough mono on mine to make full casts without getting into the braid. I cant stand when the splice comes through the guides mid cast...
 

DPevin

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I have braid to mono top shots on mine, no problems yet pulling on yellows to 30#, on my 229 and 332
 

MATTANZA

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lol, go back and knee him in the nuts. I fish , and have fished spectra on all my newells since spectra came a couple decades ago.
 
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skipjackrobert

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Lol. Ur good!!!
 

AWilliams

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San Marcos...trying to decide if I want to fish 30 or 40 on this 332
 

DPevin

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I have fished 40 on mine and it works just fine for full sized surface iron.

I think the bigger factor would be what rod you are putting it on and what kind of jig you are trying to throw with it. I recently put it on a lighter rod and have kicked around the idea of downsizing to 30# and using it for a smaller jig setup.

But if you want to use it as your main jig reel...just throw it on your jig stick and top shot it with 40# and you will be fine.
 

MATTANZA

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San Marcos...trying to decide if I want to fish 30 or 40 on this 332
50lb spectra/topshot 30 or 40. I fish both on mine. hooked fought and brought to gaft 100lb+ bft for a seal on my g332.
 
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mullet

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I wouldn't take my gun to a tackle shop to get work done .I wouldn't take a reel to Turner's to get worked on.
 

dalurker

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I've seen a newell spool split at the arbor seam. don't spin the spectra on Tuna Tight and you'll be fine. i run spectra on all my Newells.

"Snug Tight" = Good 'Nuff. Long as it doesn't dig into itself...

Proceed with caution and at your own risk and you'll be fine...