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Old 11-25-2002, 03:39 PM
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I got a new open face spinning reel that I want to put Fireline on. I haven't used fireline before. This rod/reel will only be used for casting and jigging, NOT trolling. What size Fireline do most of you use, and do most of you use the florescent green or gray?
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:00 PM
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I use the 2/6 for jigging and the 6/14 for trolling.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:14 PM
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John.
Quick hint for first time braded line users. Be sure to start the first few raps with mono attached to the fireline. Or super glue the first few of the fireline to the spool. Sent two reels back once complaining that the drags didn't work. Seem the braded stuff was just slipping on the spool. Man was I embarrased.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:38 PM
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Capt: Dan
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:44 PM
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You can also use a bit of electrical tape on the spool under the fireline. It'll be good and gooey if you ever take it off, so just use about a 1/4 inch wide strip around the spool to make the first wrap of fireline on. I've done that for a couple years with no problems.
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Old 11-25-2002, 05:13 PM
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How do you calaculate how much backing?
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Old 11-25-2002, 05:52 PM
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I use the 6/2 in flame green. I sat in a Scott Fairburn seminar 4 seasons ago and he convinced me to switch to the hi vis color. He said it will not spook fish but make it much easier for the fisherman to pick up a take. That method has proved out well for me.
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Old 11-25-2002, 09:16 PM
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how is the color holding out for you
I tried green when it first came out and after a short time it lost the green and was more white

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Old 11-25-2002, 09:21 PM
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Usually, just a few raps with the mono will suffice. I actually like the super glue. Only leaves a small discolored area on the spool when you change again. Doesn't hurt anything.
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Old 11-26-2002, 07:29 AM
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note-if you are ordering Fireline online and you want 6/2, order 6. The last time I ordered I ended up with the wrong stuff. 6/2 is 6lb Fireline w/ the diameter of 2lb mono. The last spool of 14/6 that I bought had dropped the "6" and was just labelled 14.
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