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Old 01-07-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Spooling my shimano 50w

Whats up guys.. Looking to spool my shimano 50w lrs up with some new line. Will be used for some trolling for mahi and tuna, and the occasional shark fishing.

I was thinking 100 pound test. What should i do mono or braid? i see alot of guys spooling them up with this hgh viz yellow now.. who makes that?

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Mine are rigged with 130# JB hollow approx. 700 yards with 150 yards of momoi mono 100 on top. I am clear as they are my swimmer and cedar rods fished tight.
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600 yds of 80# braid, 300 yds of 60# mono is what we use. Good for both HS wahoo and YFT's in the Bahamas.
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600 yds of 80# braid, 300 yds of 60# mono is what we use. Good for both HS wahoo and YFT's in the Bahamas.
The above with momoi diamond for the mono.
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^^^ x3. But I'd go 80# diamond just because it can take a little more abuse and its there if you need it. When a shark pops up on a fish, its nice to push the drag up with confidence.
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600 yds of 80# braid, 300 yds of 60# mono is what we use. Good for both HS wahoo and YFT's in the Bahamas.
x4. Works perfect for me as well.
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Mine are rigged with 130# JB hollow approx. 700 yards with 150 yards of momoi mono 100 on top. I am clear as they are my swimmer and cedar rods fished tight.
I like this if you have a chance of running into bigger Yellowfin, Marlin, Bluefin and Bigeye. This is what we run on our 50's when we fish the NE Canyons.

If you are catching smaller fish, go with lighter test or a smaller reel!
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Just the one reel? If you need 100# it would have to be spooled with braid with a top shot of mono. I don't fish my boat/gear enough to justify the cost of braid. It adds up quick when you have 10 or 12 spools to fill, get around 600 yrds of 80# momoi on the 50's.
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Just the one reel? If you need 100# it would have to be spooled with braid with a top shot of mono. I don't fish my boat/gear enough to justify the cost of braid. It adds up quick when you have 10 or 12 spools to fill, get around 600 yrds of 80# momoi on the 50's.
Braid lasts many times longer than mono, so it generally ends up being less expensive.
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Braid lasts many times longer than mono, so it generally ends up being less expensive.
I won't argue with your logic as for most people that's true
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I like the hi vis yellow but feel like it's turns fish off.


Maybe I'll go 100lbs braid then 200 yards of the diamond 100lbs mono on top
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I like the hi vis yellow but feel like it's turns fish off.


Maybe I'll go 100lbs braid then 200 yards of the diamond 100lbs mono on top

Some guys will put a coat of carnuba wax on their spool prior to winding braid on as the spool may be prone to pitting if the saltwater comes into contact with the spool over a period of time.

This is due to the water being trapped in the line and the freshwater not being able to penetrate the compacted layers of hollowcore (HC) line closer to the spool itself

From experience if you don't use your rods that often you might see this happen if you don't get a chance to take the line off every year like some guys who will remove the HC line to inspect their spools for corrosion, recoat with carnuba wax and wind the line back on.

I know it is a bit extreme but you don't want your spool look like this below:
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Shimano Tiagra 50Wrlsa: I have about 600 yards of 130lb Jerry Brown and a 150 yard Topshot of Momoi Diamond 100lb.
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You guys think the high viz scares the fish away ?
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Shimano Tiagra 50Wrlsa: I have about 600 yards of 130lb Jerry Brown and a 150 yard Topshot of Momoi Diamond 100lb.
Agreed on the braid, but I go lighter on the mono on our 50s. We use Momoi 80 on our 50s and 100 on our 80s. Works great for us!!! As far as color, I prefer the blue. Not sure what the fish prefer....
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Once you go backing 1 time, you'll never go back to all mono! My hollow core has been super dependable, and have over five years on all of my reels, still going strong. I do love braid though, too!

I use top shots of 80 lb momoi hi catch smoke blue. (Everybody laughs at me saying I'm cheap. I prefer it!)
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100lb hollow PowerPro top shot of 80 lb mono
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You guys think the high viz scares the fish away ?
I don't have Tiagra's but I have Penn 50's. I love hi vis line for trolling 7 rods on a small boat. Not sure if the line scares fish or not but to eliminate any chance I put 15 yards of 80lb fluro as a top shot. Tied together with a double uni knot. The knot is small enough to wind on easily. So much easier to keep track of the lines behind the boat.
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100lb mono for mahi? My shark and tuna setups are 80lb and mahi is 30lb. 80lb I use mimoi smoke blue and the 30lb is Berkley big game clear.
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