How many yards

Texlee

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I have a Penn 9/0 I want to load up with Cortland hollow core 130# dacron line for trolling. How many yards will it hold? Thanks, Tex.
 

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I have a Penn 9/0 I want to load up with Cortland hollow core 130# dacron line for trolling. How many yards will it hold? Thanks, Tex.
Hi Tex. Thanks for the question. The PENN 9/0 or Senator 115 will hold 1200 yards of #130 braided line. Although each type of braid varys as far as diameter, the Cortland's capacity should be fairly close. I would start with 850-1000 yards and see how much room you have left. We appreciate your support.
 

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I think that you are going to find that Cortalnd Dacron line is very similar in diameter to monofilament. If that is truely the case, you are not going to get much more than 300 yards on there. Dacron is not in the same family as the spectra braided line. The response from Penn applies to "spectra" braid.
 

Texlee

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I hear what you are saying. I was hoping to get more than that on it. The Cortland dacron is hollow so it lays flatter on the reel that mono, but it is some pretty good sized stuff.
 

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I hear what you are saying. I was hoping to get more than that on it. The Cortland dacron is hollow so it lays flatter on the reel that mono, but it is some pretty good sized stuff.


I think a bit of clarification is needed:
For most folks these days, "braid" means one of the "superlines", such as Dyneema, Spectra, or other "Gel-spun Poly" lines.
However, a small percentage of anglers do still use traditional "Dacron" braided line, and as a previous poster noted, its diameter will be pretty close to monofilament, and you will most likely get in the 300-400 yard range, depending on installation method and personal fill-up level preference.
 

Texlee

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okee doke. Thanks. I also have a 12/0 and a brand new never been used 14/0 I bought about 7 years ago that I could put the dacron on, but I think I'll keep the Cortland in my stockpile of lines and purchase some PP or JB to put on the 9/0.