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Old 05-12-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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I want to put about 2500' to 3000' of 35-40# braid on a Penn 50w 2-speed. Does the spool have that capacity? It will probably be powerpro or something similiar. Thanks!
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Are you going to put mono as backing on it also or just all braid?
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Yes it will fit Easily!!! 3000' is only 1000 yards. Stuffed A 50VSW will hold in excess of 1200 yards of 80lb hollow spectra. 1000 yards of 40lb powerpro will likely only fill the reel half to 2/3 full
Courious. Why 1000 yards of 30 lb to 40 lb powerpro on a 50 class reel?
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Yes it will fit Easily!!! 3000' is only 1000 yards. Stuffed A 50VSW will hold in excess of 1200 yards of 80lb hollow spectra. 1000 yards of 40lb powerpro will likely only fill the reel half to 2/3 full
Courious. Why 1000 yards of 30 lb to 40 lb powerpro on a 50 class reel?
A Penn 50VSW will hold 2,000 yards of 80-pound solid braid.
No way to tell for sure, but that probably means something around 3,500 yards of 40-pound, which is over 10,000 feet.............
A Penn 16VSX holds 1,000 yards [3,000 feet] of 50-pound solid braid, so it would appear to be more than large enough.
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Probably not going to use mono backing. I was thinking just a wrap or 2 of duck tape to keep the braid from slipping.

I'll hopefully be using this for deep dropping in about 2 weeks.

Thanks for the help!
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Deep dropping for swords i would rethink your line choice.
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Deep dropping for swords i would rethink your line choice.
Care to elaborate on why?
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Sure. How much presure do you think you can put on a sword with 40lb PP. I would consider no less then 80lb spectra.

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There is no reason to put that small of braid on that big of reel. Get some 80 minimum.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #10
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Line is alittle light for deep dropping. And you NEED to have some sort of backing, like 200lb dacron or else you will spread the spool putting the drag required to fish for swords.
I see your from G ville, do you go to school at UF. PM me if you have any questions.
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Get you some real braid. I have 700 yards of 130lb. JB and a 100 yard topshot of 100 lb. mono on my Tiagra 50 wide and 550 yards on my 30 wides. I have room to spare on the 50's. I could probably go to 850 yards of braid then the top shot.

Save the 40 lb. for your 25's.

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Get you some real braid. I have 700 yards of 130lb. JB and a 100 yard topshot of 100 lb. mono on my Tiagra 50 wide and 550 yards on my 30 wides. Save the 40 lb. for your 25's.
Thank you.

"like 200lb dacron or else you will spread the spool putting the drag required to fish for swords." - What do you mean by spread the spool?
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Thank you.

"like 200lb dacron or else you will spread the spool putting the drag required to fish for swords." - What do you mean by spread the spool?
I may be off but i think what he means is if braid is not put on a spool properly and under the correct amount of tension it will dig into itself under high drag comming off the reel. This would be more likely the thinner the braid and the higher the drag setting. 80 or 100 spectra on a 50w class reel packed like a rock will still get you well over 1200 yards of mainline with well over 100lbs of breaking strenght, with plenty of room for a heavy mono topshot. Which you will need.

NO offence but 40 braid is way to light unless you are a record seaker with extream skills.
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You should be able to get 2000 yards of 80lb regular power pro on a 50 wide and have room left over.
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"Spreading the spool" basically means... spreading the spool! To explain in better detail, when you pack a very thin diameter braid onto reel spool at say 30 or 40lb of drag which is sometimes needed for daytime swordfishing it literally expands the spool causing the reel not to work. This is why I bought a Titanium spool for my LP for $600 extra bucks, b/c titanium wont spread like the composite LP spool or whatever penn or shimano makes there spools out of, but it is definetly not titanium so you must take precautions to prevent this from happening. I have seen 80w's "blow up" from this so it is even more likely with a 50w.
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150 LB X 1,500 spool of Power Pro HOLLOW CORE has a MSRP of $ 350.

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You could put about 750 yards ( 2,250 feet ) of braid and then 100 yards ( 300 feet ) of additional mono top shot on with no problem.

You would have enough to do 2 reels if you wanted and divided the spool.

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If your gonna try and sell him tackle, why dont you atleast try and sell him what he needs?!? 150lb hollow core, he might need 10 feet for making a wind-on but thats about it. Do you ship 10ft insured, ha ha?
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If your gonna try and sell him tackle, why dont you atleast try and sell him what he needs?!? 150lb hollow core, he might need 10 feet for making a wind-on but thats about it. Do you ship 10ft insured, ha ha?
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"Spreading the spool" basically means... spreading the spool! To explain in better detail, when you pack a very thin diameter braid onto reel spool at say 30 or 40lb of drag which is sometimes needed for daytime swordfishing it literally expands the spool causing the reel not to work. This is why I bought a Titanium spool for my LP for $600 extra bucks, b/c titanium wont spread like the composite LP spool or whatever penn or shimano makes there spools out of, but it is definetly not titanium so you must take precautions to prevent this from happening. I have seen 80w's "blow up" from this so it is even more likely with a 50w.
If I'm understanding you right, the spool overheats, expands, and is rendered useless? Sorry if I'm being dense. I've seen thin spectra cut into the line behind it if its not put on the spool tightly enough, but if done properly is it still an issue. I'm just wondering out of curiosity. I am reasonably convinced that heavier PP is the way to go.
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If your gonna try and sell him tackle, why dont you atleast try and sell him what he needs?!? 150lb hollow core, he might need 10 feet for making a wind-on but thats about it. Do you ship 10ft insured, ha ha?
What is wrong with 150 lb hollow core? I use 130 and have friends that use 200. The reel has plenty of capacity and it is much easier to splice than 80 lb.
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