Line rating on rod

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Joe Columbo, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Joe Columbo

    Joe Columbo Junior member

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    What can you expect to happen if you use heavier line than recommended on a rod
     
  2. day0ne

    day0ne Senior Member

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    Nothing, as long as the drag is appropriate for the line rating of the rod.
     
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  3. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member

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    Hey Joe! Remember the weakest link is going to give first. Make it your drag and all other links will be fine.

    Benny
     
  4. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member

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    Joe I know you’re not thinking of 50# line on a trout rod. So if you keep it reasonable you’ll be fine with the appropriate drag setting.

    Benny
     
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  5. redgarvey

    redgarvey Member

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    Geez, everyone knows 'Never exceed the rod manufacturer line rating'

    First fish on, rod going to fecking explode...

    o_O
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
  6. bassmagnum

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    First 3 guys got it right. You won't be able to pull any harder if the drag is set right so the only advantage the heavier line will give you will come in the form of abrasion resistance
     
  7. DenisB

    DenisB Senior Member

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    At the loss of spool capacity
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    At the loss of casting distance with the heavier line.
    If not casting........no loss.