Re: Braided Line for Penn 209 level wind conventional reel
I always back the braid. On my older Abu I used 30# backed with 30# mono. If your reel will hold 350 of 20# mono then why not go with heavier braid? The big advantage of braid is the diameter, 30# braid is like as thick as 8# mono. I would go with 40# or 50# braid (or more)backed with around 40 to 60 yrds of equal strenth or stronger mono. The mono helps prevent the braid from spinning/slipping on the spool. Try to wet load the braid on the reel, meaning sink the rollof braid in a bucket of water while loading it. Doing so will help the braid pack and lay tighter and help prevent it from digging in later.