Fixed spool & braid

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Barry sharp
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Fixed spool & braid

Postby Barry sharp » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:36 pm

Hi, I have just bought a tronixpro viper GT and took it out today for its first cast, I found it a decent casting rod Although I haven't used a fixed spool in anger for a few years after a few casts I was getting some decent distance.
But I would like to try a braided reel as I hear it's a much better set up, I'm using a penn surf master at the moment which seems ok! But doesn't have a shallow spool for braid, would I be better to get a new reel with shallow spool or will the deeper spool on my surfmaster be ok?

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Re: Fixed spool & braid

Postby Greg Barratt » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:26 pm

The reason brail spools are shallow is because of the difference in diameter for any given breaking strain, between braid and mono.
To fill a mono spool with braid could use far more yards than you require;
however, half fill the spool with mono backing; and you'll still have enough room for the braid you need.
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Re: Fixed spool & braid

Postby Steve Duffy » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:16 pm

Buy a spool of Chinese powerpro 80lb braid off ebay.300yrds for a fiver.No leader needed.2 years in I'm still on the same spool. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fixed spool & braid

Postby Barry sharp » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:39 pm

Great advice cheers lads I'll take a look now.
Also I don't want to stop using my multiplier so any advice on a lightish surf rod about 13-14 foot with an action similar to the continental style?

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Re: Fixed spool & braid

Postby Barry sharp » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:42 pm

Hey Steve is that braid still on eBay? I can only find some expensive stuff?

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Re: Fixed spool & braid

Postby Steve Duffy » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:24 am

Barry sharp wrote:Hey Steve is that braid still on eBay? I can only find some expensive stuff?


Seek and ye shall find.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Quality- ... hLQv6Al_Gg
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