Braid/Spectra Question

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by stresst, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. stresst

    stresst Senior Member

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    What braid is the thinnest. I just got a 870N and would like to get at least 300 yds of either 50,55,60,65 lb braid on there. What are you guys using? thanks!
     
  2. ty2philly

    ty2philly Senior Member

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    What braid is the thinnest. I just got a 870N and would like to get at least 300 yds of either 50,55,60,65 lb braid on there. What are you guys using? thanks!

    50# braid should be the thinnest.
    Since you have an Accurate Reel then I check out the handy line calculator they have on the website:

    Accurate Reels

    Spectra Diameter (inches)
    50# 0.014
    65# 0.016
    80# 0.017

    Mono Diameter (inches)
    12# 0.014
    15# 0.015
    20# 0.018

    I did the calculations for you and here are the results:

    Accurate B-870N Spectra capacity:
    617 yards of 50#
    473 yards of 65#
    419 yards of 80#

    So it seems 65# will give you want you want and leave some room for a short topshot or leader.

    P.S.
    Which braid line are you considering? I just got the Daiwa Saltiga PE-6 (80#) braid today and its very nice. Its limp like Jerry Brown and Izoline, but its has depth markers on it, which is handy for know how much line you let out.

    I hope that answered you question.

    Ty
     

  3. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

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    I got mine with 250 meters of YGK Ultra Jigman PE-6 80lb.
     
  4. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    Ty

    The calculator is not correct.

    d-a
     
  5. ty2philly

    ty2philly Senior Member

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    Ty

    The calculator is not correct.

    d-a

    That did cross my mind sicne those number did not work out for my Daiwa reel.

    Ty
     
  6. stresst

    stresst Senior Member

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  7. xs_tackle

    xs_tackle Senior Member

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    I don't know about their calculator; but, Accurate's site claims the B2-8780N holds 425 yd of 50 # spectra. See Accurate Reels

    From there I assume lb-test * length is a constant and divide by other line test wts to get roughly 325 yd of 65# spectra or 250 yd of 80# spectra.