Re-Spool Time...

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by EJ Swanny, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Gentlemen - I use that term loosely...time to re-spool all my reels with fresh braid. Just curious what you guys use, and the best place (affordable) to buy?? I like to run braid with ~30' of mono topshot. Gives the DR clip something better to hold, and gives you a bit of stretch, or shock absorber if you will...

    Appreciate your opinions..thanks, and be safe....
     
  2. Master Chief

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    I love Tuffline XP, get it from amazon in large spools. You can always come up and use my spooling station to save a bit as well. Also you could just take from one reel directly onto another as you are probably only using the top couple hundred feet and have fresh all the way to the spool underneath and that would be on top of the reel when done.
     
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  3. stank

    stank Well-Known "Member"

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    I like JB Line One but haven’t really used much else.

    Do you have a line-winder?

    How many reels?

    If not, strip all the reels, clean and wax the spools, then send them all to Basil at BHP Tackle.

    If you have a line-winder, and a bunch of reels, just figure out what you need and shop around.

    I used to use a lot of different tests, anymore I use almost all 65 & 130 and have a big spoolof each.
     
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  4. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Master Chief does has a good point. However, though the bottom layer of braid is not subjected to abrasions, tension, UV, etc. It is subject to getting salt wet, and then drying over hundreds of times, not sure how that de-grades braid...

    Thanks guys...
     
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  5. Master Chief

    Master Chief Member

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    You would be hard pressed to have the water and salt permiate all the way to the spool if it is spooled on tight. Usually only find evidence of permiation through about a third of the spool.
     
  6. G-Spot

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    That may be so for your style of fishing. Anyone deep fishing Lings, halibut, or deep down rigger rods will have a lot of line out and in the water.... I’ve fished halibut in 7-900’ of water and been down nearly to the bottom of the spool...... reel it all the way up and viola.... line is soaked....
     
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  7. Master Chief

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    I would agree with you, but based on his original post he is using his rods with a DR and doubt he is deep dropping 7-900 feet, probably 250 feet out at any given time.
     
  8. G-Spot

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    Smaller reel for dowrigger than halibut.... 250’ may be more than half the spool depending...
     
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  9. richardp

    richardp I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sounds like you are just using this for salmon trolling? Any brand should work fine as you are not casting this or doing any fancy pelagic wizardry with it?

    Johns Sporting Goods in Everett has 330 yards of dark green 40-65 lb Diawa J Braid for under $20 and I have been happy with it for a few years now. With the 20% coupon you are just under $16 bucks for 330 yards of decent/good quality braided line. A good deal in my book

    You might also find thier price for the Izorline Platinum mono is a pretty good deal too.

    Support the local shops
     
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  10. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    DR trolling with salmon reels, and lings/hali with the bottom-fish reels. I was using 65lb braid to spool all reels.

    The diameter is so thin, it causes no blow back while trolling, and should be sufficient if tying into a larger ling or hali. If you know how to play a fish and adjust the drag, not sure why you would need more than 65lbs??

    You guys mess with higher test on braid? Always like learning.......
     
  11. G-Spot

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    I do like you... one size... it is highly unlikely you would ever catch anything in the PNW that 65 can’t handle.... I caught a 105 lb halibut on 65......

    I buy a 1500 yard spool of 65 power pro online and fill lots of reels.....
     
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  12. gabe0308

    gabe0308 Well-Known "Member"

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    I caught a 110# halibut on 30# mono. 65# braid is plenty strong enough.
     
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  13. richardp

    richardp I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Couple more things Eric-

    I believe the only things that 65 lb braid cant handle are rocks, props and sharp teeth.

    I have never been able to pencil out any bulk spool of power-pro being even close to the Daiwa stuff in terms of value and you are supporting a local shop vs. some online retailer who's CEO is probably cheating on his wife.
     
  14. G-Spot

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    That’s hilarious! Because a local guy is always legit and would never cheat on his wife!

    Funniest shit on this site sometimes!
     
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    richardp I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Was a Bezos joke......funny.......ha ha ha
     
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  16. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

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    I'm slowly moving to the same stuff on all my reels but I still like mono on my DR rods. Less knots I tie the better.

    I've been buying KastKing braid lately and the only thing I do is have different colors on each rod, especially for hali fishing etc... Makes the inevitable fuckup just a bit easier to unfuck.
     
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  17. LJB

    LJB Down Fur-Lined Avenue

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    I went back to mono on the DR rods the stretch was a kick in the butt + I run 9' rods as I net myself..
     
  18. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I hear ya....I just hate the blow back, especially deep. Braid just slices through. I do like a bit of mono top-shot for the stretch and the clip. Never had a knot fail, but the albright (or whatever one uses) knot seems to pick-up crud as it slides down the line and hits the knot.
     
  19. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I also use 65lb kastking on everything. Tuna and downrigger reels get 30lb mono tops. I also wanted different color braid per reel to help with tangles so would alternate colors when I bought new 300yd spools. Now I just buy 1100 yard spools of multicolor braid, odds are the colored sections of tangled lines should be different. I have not yet needed to replace the tuna reel braid, so this is still just theory. I believe other name brand braids have a thinner diameter for same rating but I have not been disappointed with the kastking braid.
     
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