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 Posted: Sun Aug 13th, 2017 03:55 pm
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Hey Guys, I'm getting a new Daiwa BG. I'm struggling to choose between the 8000 and 6500. Would like to use it for non eds and eds ,but dont want to over kill. Anyone know how much 40lb braid both sizes can take?

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 Posted: Sun Aug 13th, 2017 05:18 pm
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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 04:08 am
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Thanks for reply, but he is using 48 lb braid

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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 05:52 am
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Quite a lot! ;)

I spooled my 6500 with HMP 75lb on Friday and managed to get 450m onto the reel, so depending on the diameter of the 40lb, you should easily get 600m on the 6500.

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Having just respooled a bunch of big game reels thanks to the IGFA rule changes, the breaking strain stated means zero. Rather state the diameter of your preferred braid. J braid, PP, Gator and 832 varied by as much as 50% in diameter for the same BS.

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Hi NNB


I am using 40lb Suffix 832 and managed to fit exactly 600 yards or 550m spool on my BG 6500

Having said that Suffix is not a very thin braid in general so you should be able to get close to 650m if using very thin braid like Boss Skinny etc.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 03:51 pm
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I going to use j braid 8 strand as my backing and then 4 strand for topshot( So that I don't have to fake my own death to spool it when I get cut off). So about 600m?

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Wouldn't it be better to use 8 strand for top shot even though it's thicker in diameter but hopefully a bit more abrasion resistant? I filled my 6500 with 300m 50lb Boss Skinny and then topped it up with probably about 200m Kingfisher Pro 50lb(Not the thinnest but it was well priced at the time).

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8 strand is more expensive than the 4 strand. I'd rather lose 4 strand than 8 strand.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 05:27 pm
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Nope, should be the other way round.

4 strand is a backing braid, not a casting braid, use the 4 strand for backing and the 8 strand for topshot.

Don't be worried about losing braid, what I did was to spool first with 8 strand then put the backing braid on top of that until the reel is full, then take everything off, and put the backing on first, then the topshot.

Thus, you only ever have to change the 300m spool of topshot when you have to replace the braid. If you look after your braid it should last you a long time.

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Any problems of doing it other way around?

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Yes, plenty.

The 4 strand is not a round casting braid, you will have endless problems with windknots and the line cutting into itself.

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Okay so can I change my topshot then to a 9 strand of another brand

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yes, if you go to a decent tackle store, they will do what I described above, they will most likely have bulk spools of 4 strand and charge per meter, so you don't have to buy a full spool which will also save you money.

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Okay so can I change my topshot then to a 9 strand of another brand

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I already have a bulk spool of 1 km of 40 lb 4 strand. I just need to get 300m of my ... In this case topshot

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You are in PE, I'm sure Trophy's Tackle Den will sort you out with some HMP braid - great locally made braid at a good price.

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Will ask. What test strength can I get. Was planning to get the 8 strand as 50lb as backing, but what now?

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HMP is made in 50lb in both 4 strand and 8 strand.

Get the 4 strand backing and load the 8 strand as topshot.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 06:00 pm
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How is the diameter on the braid?

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