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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Braid for musky

I was thinking of spooling my Abu Garcia with 65 lb Power Pro braid.

Is that good enough?

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Re: Braid for musky

Yep....plenty good enough. I even go to 50lb on my twitching rods.
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Re: Braid for musky

Thanks a lot
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Re: Braid for musky

I have 65 on a rod or two.....generally go heavier with the big stuff.

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Re: Braid for musky

I got 65 lb Spiderwire Stealth braid.

I've got some 10 lb mono for backing.

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Re: Braid for musky

most of the fishing i do requires 80lb braid....i am still a power pro guy myself.

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: Braid for musky

I've got a Ambassadeur 6500 c3 older model and I am afraid if I go heavier than 65 lb braid it will damage the reel.
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Re: Braid for musky

pulling on giant jerkbaits and stuff is one of my favorite ways to fish and it really puts a lot of stress on the line. i have used lighter and inferior line in the past and god forbid, you get a knot in the line on a cast and you will have the opportunity to watch your $20 bait fly several hundred yards.

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: Braid for musky

I have a few 6500's and got 100 lb on them. It won't hurt the reels
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Re: Braid for musky

Thanks for the replies

I spooled up with the 65lb Spiderwire braid I bought.

I will see how it works for bucktails and Rapalas
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