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#1 quincy 71212

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

hey everyone i jst bought a center pin and i was wondering what is the best line to put on it for the main line? i all ready have the backing but im unsure abut the main line  i was thinking about maxima ultragreen but i dont know if that is a good line or not  also i heard raven was good but also bad due to memory   thank you 

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#2 iJay

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

12lbs line!

4-6lbs leader


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#3 w_ boughner

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:19 PM

You will have to try a couple different lines till you find the one that's right for you .. I love the berkley nanofil 12lb but some people rave about the raven, triline, andies and siglon
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:02 PM

ok thanks for the advice every one 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

i have the very same reel 20 bucks eh  :mrgreen: i use the raven 10lb line with a 6lb leader 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

that ukrainian pin though ;) i use trilene sensation in 10 pounds, hi vis orange, 4-6 lbs leader usually sea guar.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

i have the very same reel 20 bucks eh  :mrgreen: i use the raven 10lb line with a 6lb leader 

ya lol i bought me and my girl friend one cause it was so cheap and we never had one before. also  how is the raven  line that you are using 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

The raven line is amazing, I used it during salmon season and it didn't have too bad memory and it was abrasion resistant, I also managed a few steelers, just remember to keep the middle bolt a but loose
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

The raven line is amazing, I used it during salmon season and it didn't have too bad memory and it was abrasion resistant, I also managed a few steelers, just remember to keep the middle bolt a but loose

sick ok man thanks i was gonna get maxima ultra green but i might get the raven line instead :D


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#10 Graham Bristow

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

I use the Raveb 8lb main line. I dont have problems with memory or breaking and it floats so mending is easy if you need to. It also casts and comes off the reel very good. It's also cheap considering the spool size is almost 1000 yards for about $13 bucks.... 

 

When I owned my tackle store we sold a lot of it and most guys liked it but you cant please everyone so some guys preferred other brands.. 


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#11 quincy 71212

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

I use the Raveb 8lb main line. I dont have problems with memory or breaking and it floats so mending is easy if you need to. It also casts and comes off the reel very good. It's also cheap considering the spool size is almost 1000 yards for about $13 bucks.... 

 

When I owned my tackle store we sold a lot of it and most guys liked it but you cant please everyone so some guys preferred other bwould the s

is 6lb to light i would be trying to go for trout salmon and sucker cause im thinking of getting the 6lb  raven main line in hi vis yellow 


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#12 Graham Bristow

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

I don't think I'd go with 6lb Raven mian line, I don't think there's a need to go that low.. 8lb has the strength you need for salmon and steelhead but still small enough diameter to come off smoothly and cast nicely.. Also you want to run a main line thats heavier then your leader so it breaks closer to the hook and you don't loose everything.. 6lb and salmon is asking for trouble if you ask me... 


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#13 quincy 71212

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

I don't think I'd go with 6lb Raven mian line, I don't think there's a need to go that low.. 8lb has the strength you need for salmon and steelhead but still small enough diameter to come off smoothly and cast nicely.. Also you want to run a main line thats heavier then your leader so it breaks closer to the hook and you don't loose everything.. 6lb and salmon is asking for trouble if you ask me... 

ok thanks man im gonna order it in 8lb test then also would it be a bad idea to use a light action 10'6" diawa acculite noodle rod for float fishing some guy is wanting to sell me one but i am unsure if it would be a good idea to use it 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

I have raven, only been out with it once but it seems nice and is really cheap. BTW, i started using p-line high vis, and i actually dont like the high vis. I feel like the fish could see it, even when it was off the water. Plus, if it goes below the float, that will definitely spook them. Just go out and get a good float rod, raven im8, matrix (i have it and is nice rod, yet cheap 149$). Everyone seems to love the raven im8 so if you want a long term float rod that is a good option. I dont know if salmon and noodle rod work very well in the same sentence imo
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

I have raven, only been out with it once but it seems nice and is really cheap. BTW, i started using p-line high vis, and i actually dont like the high vis. I feel like the fish could see it, even when it was off the water. Plus, if it goes below the float, that will definitely spook them. Just go out and get a good float rod, raven im8, matrix (i have it and is nice rod, yet cheap 149$). Everyone seems to love the raven im8 so if you want a long term float rod that is a good option. I dont know if salmon and noodle rod work very well in the same sentence imo

ok man and ya ill get the im8 instead thanks 


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#16 Graham Bristow

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

Raven IM8.. Good rod... 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:49 PM

ok thanks man im gonna order it in 8lb test then also would it be a bad idea to use a light action 10'6" diawa acculite noodle rod for float fishing some guy is wanting to sell me one but i am unsure if it would be a good idea to use it

it would depend on the size of water your fishing !! A 10'6 would be fine for a small creek like bronty or an east ditch but for bigger like ganny or cred you would want 13-14 and 15+ for geen lower grand and niagara but an all around good one size for all would be a 13'6 !! There are a lot of good brands out there to choose from (raven,st-croix, loomis, sage, streamside, fenwick) just go to your local tackel shop and feel then out and ask questions !! Warranty,customer service ,base of operations, and the topical flaws of each brand !!
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:24 PM

If youa re just starting out 8lbs would be too light if you ask me. 


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:12 AM

I started with some raven 8lb and i use a 4lb flouro leader when going for steel.

i keep hearing about raven having bad memory but honestly, that hasnt been my experience. at least not more so then any other brand..

 

i also try to stay away from the super bright stuff. might not be true, but i feel that even if a piece of line under the float is bright, its going to be visible to a shy fish. specially if it clashes with the water color.

in muddy conditions it probably doesnt matter much. but for your first setup you should try to have a rig thats versatile to any situation.

so stick with non-neon greens or natural color types.. yea you lose some visibility, but thats what the float is for imo. with some good glasses youll see the line just fine as usually its the glare off the water that makes it hard to see, not the color.

 

and like boughner said. a 10'6 rod is great for spots where its not too wide. once you get into the larger spots a longer rod just offers so much more control

to be fair my first rod was only 9'6 and it handled everything decently. but once i went larger it made things a hell of a lot easier to handle


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

for that reel specific i would use a super line. it is not smooth enough to use mono, just in case your line has a minor twist. i love raven. raven is stiff but has almost no memory, but i have had mix spools of raven. great and crap. best line hands down is promix for the price, but discontinued. you can buy another line which is mono,  but almost as expensive as super lines, can be ordered from fishingusa.


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