Post By: crazy fingers Posted: 8/11/2012 6:45:42 AM Points: 0
just got a 7'6 med. heavy baitcasting rod and c3 abu garcia reel. would like to spool it braided line. any recommendations which brand, line weight and does line color matter much. plan on going after big pike and tiger muskie. Thanks!
Reply by: catchn Posted: 8/11/2012 8:13:28 AM Points: 215
I really like the castability of the spider wire stealth,... really supple line right out of the box. What you gain in flexability you give up in durability though. Nothing lasts like power pro and I've tried a ton. never liked the fire line,... over priced for the perfomance IMHO,... but you know what they say opinions are like a$$*&@!* everyone has them
Reply by: JoeE Posted: 8/11/2012 11:33:15 AM Points: 38
I have my musky rod spooled up with powerpro 40lb. It's been on there for 2 years now never had an issue with it. Casts great and won't break. This year I tried suffix braid in 30lb for, casting smaller pike lures. Seemed to cast very well for me. Pulled a 36" through the, heavy reeds and cabbage no problem. As far as color, I always go with moss green/green. In dirty water I use steel leaders, clear water heavy flouro. Sometimes I will use flouro while, fishing jerkbaits to get better action from the lure.
Another way to secure slippery line to a spool is with a piece of rubber from a bicycle inner tube. I cut a tubular section and ease it over the spool lip. Very stretchy and will accommodate a large range of spool diameters.