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What Line & Technique to use with baitcast combo
04/13/16 at 18:54:56
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Hey folks,

Everyone has an opinion and I would like to hear yours.  a few weeks ago I won a Bass Pro Shops Bionic Blade Micro 7' Medium Fast rod and Bionic Plus 6.3:1 reel.  The rod has micro guides and is rated for 1/4 - 5/8 oz lures and 8 - 17 lb line.  The reel is rated for 10 - 14 lb mono and 30 - 50 lb braid.  So my questions are what technique(s) do you feel are best suited to this combo, why and what type and weight of line should I spool it with.

I am looking forward to seeing how the discussion goes on this.

Thanks,

Tim
  
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Re: What Line & Technique to use with baitcast combo
Reply #1 - 04/13/16 at 20:12:03
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lol I am old school. With baitcasters I go 10-12 mono unless heavy cover ie texas rig or big jig. Than I go braid 20lb. Those guides are supposed to be great for sensitivity and casting length. I have one spinning rod with them. I thought it was weird. Now I love it!
  
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Re: What Line & Technique to use with baitcast combo
Reply #2 - 04/14/16 at 08:02:20
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Sound like a good Spinnerbait or Texas rigged plastics combo.... 12-14 for Spinnerbait and 12 lb for plastics.. I would stay at 30 lb braid as the rod strength would give long before the 30.
  
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Re: What Line & Technique to use with baitcast combo
Reply #3 - 04/15/16 at 02:17:04
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I for one am a mono only fisherman. I see guys struggle with braid, flouro and all the new fangled stuff. I know the sensitivity of braid is amazing (I have tried it, many times) but it's a pain IMO. 12 lb for baitcasters and 8 on spinning (except Chelan I go to 6 lb cuz it's so friggin clear). My "flipping stick" gets 25 #.  As far as brand, Bass Pro Shops Excel has always been my choice. Again, you can spend 3 times as much money on "name brands" but I don't see the benefit, I know, I've tried em all.  My two cents.  Lips Sealed
  

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Re: What Line & Technique to use with baitcast combo
Reply #4 - 04/15/16 at 10:48:30
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It's a very versatile rod, weightless senko up to small swim jigs, spinner bait, buzz bait, crankbait, rattle traps. Berkley Big Game 15 lb line is a versatile mono l like.
  

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