spooling up Torque 15 star

Jurel Hunter

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Mar 11, 2007
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Jim
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torque 15 star drag with 4.8 gear. i will mostly live bait fish w/ 30 flouro leader. spool it w/ 40 or 50 braid? how many yds each have y'all been able to fit? thanks for input.
 

Hkrob

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I spooled mine with 330yds 50# Berkley X9 braid plan on using short 30 & 40# leaders. 4.8 gears (23 ipt) might be kinda slow for this reel due to its small diameter These reels work great with 6:1 (28 ipt).
 
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Jurel Hunter

It's JUST Fishing
Mar 11, 2007
540
144
43
Carlsbad
Name
Jim
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FV Soldandgone
I spooled mine with 330yds 50# Berkley X9 braid plan on using short 30 & 40# leaders. 4.8 gears (23 ipt) might be kinda slow for this reel due to its small diameter These reels work great with 6:1 (28 ipt).
thanks for info. why would you be concerned about cranking speed if it's live bait set up?
 

Hkrob

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Jun 22, 2017
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Baldwin park ca
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Rob
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thanks for info. why would you be concerned about cranking speed if it's live bait set up?
If a fish makes a run towards The boat you gotta be able to keep the line tight. Might be hard with the 4.8 gears. I fish my torque 12 & 15 with stock 6:1 gears and torque 25n with 4.8 gears these are all live bait setups mostly used for flylining baits.
 
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tunanorth

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Just for historic perspective, the classic Jigmaster 500 [4-1] has a 25 IPT rate.
 
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tunanorth

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how many ipt on the trq 15 star with 4.8 gears?


Would have to look through archives for that, but poster HKrob above says 23 IPT, which sounds about correct in my memory.
 
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