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jayazoomy
Posted: Apr 19, 2021 - 04:59 pm


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Got some weighted steel 45 lb got a 200 foot and a 400 foot anyone know how many yards of braid I should put as backing I got 80 lb power pro

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jayazoomy
Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 09:13 am


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No one here is the stuff

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 09:45 am


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I donít know the answer to your question but donít think anyone can answer.

Though to answer when we donít know what reel or size of spool your putting it on to.

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RHYBAK
Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 12:02 pm


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I would say no backing

Spool the 200 feet for shallower water
Spool the entire 400 for deeper water.

This line might work like a file when reeling it in.
Make sure you either have a Carbide guide or a roller guide on top


If it cuts a groove in your top guide and start reeling in a fish, your line will torn very curly and considered garbage.

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 02:21 pm


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I've had these, still do and by no means an expert on steel...

a few things though

rod should be roller guides for sure as far as I know as suggested

I would for sure put backing on since say you have the 200 out full distance and a large salmon hits......they can scream off anywhere from 100-700 feet before you can turn them. how do I know, because I have had more than a few typically go 200-500 feet and one many years ago that headed straight for Rochester NY and just spooled us

So large reel and backing is what I suggest

same principal as leadcore lines

btw, most of my customers hate these outfits, so I basically stopped using them, but they do have value when the fish go deeper

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RHYBAK
Posted: May 03, 2021 - 01:14 pm


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Sorry Shank
I forgot about the long running fish

I guess I had walleye on my mind
Forgot about those big Salmon

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jayazoomy
Posted: May 03, 2021 - 02:18 pm


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Thanks for the replyís

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Krawler
Posted: May 04, 2021 - 06:55 am


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You dont need roller guides.

Can get away with an Okuma Classic Pro planer rod, great bang for your buck or upgrade to a Talora with metal guides.

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stevepod
Posted: May 05, 2021 - 12:49 pm


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Snap weights

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