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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!
 

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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.

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Ty

The calculator is not correct.

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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
 

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ty2philly said:
That did cross my mind sicne those number did not work out for my Daiwa reel.

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Thanks for the info but,
Yeah there a bit off. Its not easy. I had a 665 regular we barely got 425 yds of 80 lb suffix on it. Accurate's estimates are way off. Thats why I was hoping someone had a 870N with a particular line that knew what fit and what didn't. Guess I will be the guinea pig-lol
 

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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.
 
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