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Spinfisher VI 7500 80lb braid?

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Popper and Topwater Fishing
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Printed Date: 05 Dec 2021 at 5:24pm


Topic: Spinfisher VI 7500 80lb braid?
Posted By: OrangeStickBait
Subject: Spinfisher VI 7500 80lb braid?
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 1:59pm
Im heading up to the top of the North Island to target kings on stickbaits 40-120g. On a bit of a budget and already have a Spinfisher VI 7500. Its rated for up to 65lb braid. Will it handle okay if I spool it with 80lb braid or will I get issues aside from less line? Using PE 6-8
 rod. 

Or should I be looking at a new reel for the trip? 

Cheers team! 



Replies:
Posted By: Keith C
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 4:48pm
I don't believe you will need to go above 65lb braid.


Posted By: OrangeStickBait
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 5:53pm
Cheers Keith. Reckon its worth respooling with 65lb or will 50lb with 80-100lb leader be okay? 


Posted By: Keith C
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 7:53pm
Most braids break at over their specified spec. e.g. 50 lb powerpro breaks at an average of 60 lbs. So you can assume you are fishing a reasonable breaking strain with the existing 50lb. braid.

From memory, the world record kingi on line is 52kg caught on 15kg mono (here in Nz). So, if you set your drag to 1/3 to 1/2 of your braid breaking strain, your braid should be fine.


Posted By: spin king
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 8:12pm
Originally posted by OrangeStickBait OrangeStickBait wrote:

Im heading up to the top of the North Island to target kings on stickbaits 40-120g. On a bit of a budget and already have a Spinfisher VI 7500. Its rated for up to 65lb braid. Will it handle okay if I spool it with 80lb braid or will I get issues aside from less line? Using PE 6-8
 rod. 

Or should I be looking at a new reel for the trip? 

Cheers team! 




yep quality pe5 and 130lb leader


Posted By: spin king
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 8:14pm
Originally posted by Keith C Keith C wrote:

Most braids break at over their specified spec. e.g. 50 lb powerpro breaks at an average of 60 lbs. So you can assume you are fishing a reasonable breaking strain with the existing 50lb. braid.

From memory, the world record kingi on line is 52kg caught on 15kg mono (here in Nz). So, if you set your drag to 1/3 to 1/2 of your braid breaking strain, your braid should be fine.


top water is very different ^^ full drag at all times!


Posted By: OrangeStickBait
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 5:08pm
Sorry when you say PE 5 is that generally 50lb or 80lb braid?


Posted By: spin king
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 7:19pm
80lb my man 💪



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