I've already wasted 30 or 40 bucks just trying to get some gear together for the rest of this season. I tried Berkley Big Game fishing line, and I realize now that I would need to use a baitcaster for heavy line like that. The thing I didn't like about the Berkley line is that when I put it on my reel, after I had it all set up as soon as I opened the bail, due to the stiffness of the fishing line it kind of puffed outwards and flew right back off my reel. 100% of the line I put on just flew right off. I think this line is crap, I wouldn't recommend it even if you were using a baitcaster. Also, I bought some 30lb Spiderwire, but I failed to read the description on the packaging before I bought it and I am not looking for a line that is made to sink like flourocarbon.
Does anyone know of a 10lb line that they've used that works well for a spinning reel? Also can anyone recommend a good 30lb test line that they know works that I could use on a baitcaster to switch out when I'm fishing in a good spot for larger fish? I'm not worried about price, I'm willing to spend probably 15-20 bucks if I have to on the 10lb, and 20-30 bucks for the 30 lb. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
You spooled your line improperly
if you don’t spool STIFF monofilament/flourocarbon properly, It will spiral/twist as you spool it on
when you cast if your lucky enough to get your bail closed then open without unspooling
it will spiral out as you cast
Letting the spool bounce around the floor as you wind line on your spool is Wrong !
if you don’t have a line spooler,
You need to secure the bulk spool on its end so line comes of the top in counter clockwise direction.
This will allow the line to wind onto your spool in the clockwise direction as your bail
winds around your spool without twisting the line.
you'll find video & explanation on YouTube “proper monofilament spooling” or something like that ?
the simplest solution is to dump the ancient outdated “except for Old Dogs that can’t be taught new tricks” Monofilament.
spool up with PE braid
spinning reel, 8lb or 10lb braided,
baitcaster reel, 40lb, or 50lb braided line ?
50lb braid = 12lb monofilament diameter.
wet down the braid on your bulk spool with water or silicone spray/Reel Magic, first couple time out to break in line
this will avoid wind knots,
tie on a 10 to 20’ monofilament shock leader w/ PR knot, FG knot or Albright knot,
you’re monofilament line floats,
if you want a sinking line use fluorocarbon leader instead of mono
(don’t use uni to uni with mono or flouro) you’ll ruin the Guides on cheap rods, ie Walmart/Crapy Tire, rod & reel combos
Rods less than $150 rod only without reel have Cheap Guides
uni to uni knot constantly going through your guides will eventually ruin guide inserts
go on eBay lookup
“Ashconfish” 8 strand PE braided line, lots of colours & metered multi colour depth counter
its very good quality braided line 100m, 300m, 500m, 1000m & 2000m rolls
they also have 16 strand hollow core, You can splice & serve your leader line into for knotless wind on leaders,
(Ti Ridux is gonna love this part, he thinks Im an inshore Everglades fisherman) !
I’m using blue 16 strand hollow core on all my 5 big game Spinning Rigs, 40lb, 60lb, 80lb, 100lb & 130lb
40lb for Tarpon/Black Fin/Wahoo and up 130lb for Blue Fin/Yellow Fin/GT’s
dont buy 4 strand when 8 strand is so cheap 4 strand isn’t very smooth regardless of brand
ive been using this inexpensive Ashconfish brand for over 5 years, I fish hard & never had an issue
Yes colour will fade, its braid just peel of faded or damaged line cut & with the extra line on your bulk spool
uni to uni some fresh 8 strand or splice 16 strand line as needed to top up your spool.
wetting down the bulk PE Braid spool before spooling reels will help keep a very tight line pack while spooling reels
Saturate Braid filled reel spool with CRC Silicone spray after spooling (Walmart automotive section, white can red writing)