Fathom 25N LD2 for CE 80 Wahoo

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  1. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    I have a UC CE 80 Wahoo Rated (40 - 60). I initially bought this rod as a surface iron stick but didn't like how it casted Tady 45's and Salas 7X's. I am going to make this a 40# bait rod on a Penn Fathom 25N LD2. The rod is very parabolic and was planning on spooling the reel brimmed full of braid. I was planning on 60#~65# braid and using the set up for live bait. Anyone have any recommendations for braid? Was hoping to get atlas 300 yards... Thanks in advance for the help!

    Matt
     
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    Id spool it with 50# braid. You'll get around 400 yds if I recall, and more than adequate for a 40# topshot.
     
  3. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    You right Matt, it’s great at #40. Mine is on a similar rated rod (Calstar 875h 30-60) and it is really solid for that purpose and can even be pushed a little for #50 use if you like short flouro topshots like I do. I filled mine to the brim with #65 izor solid and it took almost 400 yards by using #10 of tension.
     
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    Just spooled mine up, 355yards 65# std. PP. Also a bait setup, will run between 30-50lb top shot depending upon what fish allow.

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    great reel. I run 65# braid to 40# topshot.
     
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  6. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    so...... Ryan at the Lake Forest Turners got 700 yards of 60# Threadlock!!!!!!

    Going to him to re-spool the rest of my reels........
     
  7. BluefinCurly

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    Not to be a naysayer Matt, but I use threadlock on virtually all of my gear, including my 25NLD2 in both a fathom and a torque, and I have never been able to get the entire 600 yd spool on either one. And yes, I spool my reels under tension.
     

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