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Old 11-02-2007, 12:59 PM
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I scrounged up some dough and bought a Daiwa ss2600...Paired it with an 8' Tsunami surf rod...spooled it with Fireline Chrystal 20 lb. and mono backing...setup feels really nice for plugs and such.NOW I NEED TO CATCH SOME FISH! THIS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:48 PM
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Nice setup, you'll be very happy with it.

One minor tweak - try a thinner line next spool. Sufix 30# Performance braid would be a good choice.

Fireline is a better line on older technology reels, Penn SS, 704, 706, Mitchells.....
Your 2600, although it's been around for quite a while is of a more modern design (it's actually the forefather of todays long cast, cross wrap spools) and work great with newer thinner lines.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:07 PM
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Hey sudsy is it not a good idea to spood braid on the older reels, such as the 650ss?
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:45 PM
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Hey sudsy is it not a good idea to spood braid on the older reels, such as the 650ss?
Fireline works great on older style reels, including your 650SS (especially if you put the manual pickup on it)
Powerpro in particular and some of the other thinner woven braids (Fireline is fused not woven - explains the fuzz) are nothing but trouble and windknots on the older reels.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:04 PM
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does fireline also have the small diameter like power pro?
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:20 PM
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Khary 20 fireline (smoke) was on the 6500 at M. What was left of it .
There is a chart for diameter comparison in the tackle forum or the reference lab. i dont have time to search it out. Im off to the suds.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:24 PM
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Jim you off to M or Staten Is?
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20# fireline is equal to 8# mono in diameter.....yeah..its pretty thin..
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20# fireline is equal to 8# mono in diameter.....yeah..its pretty thin..
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your welcome...i have nothing but good things to say about fireline...i spooled up with fireline chrystal this year....i friggin love the stuff. i learned the hard way around rocks though..use a shock leader.
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I've been useing Power pro since I got back into fishing, and really love the stuff. I have gotten pretty nasty wind knots but thats when working pencil poppers into the wind. How is the fireline with wind knots?
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what wind knots?.......the only thing ive had to pay attention to is when the plug hits the water and i flip the bail..sometimes a loop likes to form at the spool...i make sure im good to go before i start my retrieve...ive had no wind knots with fireline.....ever.
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I might have to give it a try
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Thanks for the input Suds...!
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what wind knots?.......the only thing ive had to pay attention to is when the plug hits the water and i flip the bail..sometimes a loop likes to form at the spool...i make sure im good to go before i start my retrieve...ive had no wind knots with fireline.....ever.
I've no idea how the term wind knots came to describe the braid knots that come off the spool. They're not caused by wind they happen due to the exact thing your talking about - braid gets trapped over the top of the spool but the bail wire and causes a mess on the next cast. Nothing to do with wind.
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