Reel and braid information

r8rs4lf

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I haven't seen anything like this so hopefully this will help out other members.

How about a thread stating what make and model reel, weight class and name of braid, and how much braid you got on there. I'm sure yardage will vary, but at least people can get an idea of what they are looking at.

I'll start.....

Penn Fathom 25LD2
PP Max Cuatro 65#
500 yards

Penn Fathom 40NLD2
Berkely PS 80#
600 yards
 
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tugasangler

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Apr 9, 2016
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Yankee Capts
Tiagra 50wlrsa 650yds 120 Daiwa j braid
(with room for top shot )
 
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Arima-bob

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Mar 9, 2012
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Too far from water
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uh....
Okuma Andros 12II:

330 yards Daiwa J braid 80#

Plus 30 yards 50# mono top shot

Okuma metaloid 12II:

300 yards 65# power pro w/ 100 yards 40# mono top shot

Penn International 50S:

600 yards 130# unknown solid braid. No top shot, but plenty of room for one.

Pro Gear V30:

280 yards power pro braid w/ 25 yards 20# flouro top shot

Can't remember exactly what's on the others.
 

tresbien

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18' CC Holiday (RIP 1999)
Okuma Andros 12iia
400 yards of 65# Izor 20 yard topshot 50# mono.....

Penn Fathom 40NLD2
365 Yards 80# Izor 20 yard topshot 60# mono.....

Avet JX Raptor
300 Yards 80# Maxcuatro 30 yard topshot of 50# mono

for the love of god what tackle shops do you guys go to to get a reel properly spooled with braid..... I am going to need to respool all of these reels...
 
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willbuyone

Terry Cobb
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Terry Cobb
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Robalo R180 ( Sole Seeker )
Shimono Calcutta 400D 300yrds 40lb Maxcuatro
Calcutta 300d 300yrds 30lb Maxcuatro
Tranx 400 300yrds 50lb Maxcuatro
Okuma Makaria 8ii SEA 400yrds 50lb Maxcuatro
 

r8rs4lf

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Penn Fathom 40NLD2
365 Yards 80# Izor 20 yard topshot 60# mono.....

for the love of god what tackle shops do you guys go to to get a reel properly spooled with braid..... I am going to need to respool all of these reels...
That seems a little low. On the Penn site it states 565 of 80#. Mine doesn't seem that far off. I have it all the way to the brim with no top shot. I'll add a 4-5' leader when I need it.
 

tony38

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sxj 240 yards of 50lb pro spec
mxj 380 yards of 65lb jerry brown
hxj 400 yards of 80lb pro spec
lexa 400. 280 yards of 50lb pro spec
tranx 500. 320 yards of 65lb yellow pp
penn fth15 2spd 260 yards of 50 green pp
short tops change as need it, all braid spooled done at the tackle shop....
 
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TEAMFISH

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TORRANCE
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DAVE
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25' Skipjack Fisherman
I'll throw an oddball out there.
Newell 533 narrowed (Tib N533NK) 480yards / 65# Izor solid
 
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Mk6_Robbie

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Avet SX Raptor- 290yds 65lbs Phenix Hydra
Accurate BV2-600N- 475yds 65Lbs PP
Daiwa Saltiga 10H- 220 50lbs Maxcuatro
Daiwa Saltiga 15HA- 300yds 50lbs Maxcuatro
Daiwa Saltiga 20HA- 300yds 65lbs Maxcuatro
Daiwa Saltiga 35HA- 360yds 65lbs White PP
Daiwa Lexa 400 HD- 240 65 Lbs J-Braid
Shimano TranX 500- 330 65lbs Blue J-Braid
Shimano Trinidad 16A- 300 65lbs J-Braid
Shimano Trinidad 20A- 430 65lbs J-Braid
Shimano Talica 16ii- 440YDS 80lbs J-Braid
Shimano Torium 30HG- 500yds 65lbs J-Braid
Truth SS- 350yds 65lbs J-Braid
 
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Shon

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Shon
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Spirit of Adventure/ Pac Voyager
Talica 16ll - 500 yards 80# maxcuatro- 40 yards 60# top shot.
Andros 12slla- 500 yards 65# maxcuatro- 30 yards 40# top shot
Makaira 16ll sea- 525yards 100# JB hallow- 25 yard 80# top shot
Penn fathom 25nll- 400 yards 65# power pro
 

apogee

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I would be typing for daze...
 

r8rs4lf

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Any recommendation on braid size for an Accurate BV2-600N?
I have the single speed version and have 65# on it to be used on a UC CE700XH 40-60# for yoyo and wahoo.
 

r8rs4lf

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I was thinking 80lbs and alternating between 40lbs-60lbs fluro leaders.
I don't see that as a problem. The only thing to watch for is capacity due to going with 80#, but that depends on what you are going to use it for. Max cuatro would solve that problem. The Valiant line doesn't have the same capacity as some of the other reels in the same class, but makes up for it in weight. Max throws all that out the window.

I went with a Fathom 40NLD2 with 80# Berkely PS to use with 60# leaders. Got 600 yards on it.
 

r8rs4lf

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Tree Juan ho
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Shimano Trinidad 16N

400 yards of 65# Max Cuatro