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#1319273 - 05/07/09 01:22 PM What lb test do I need?
Reemus Buckshot
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I am going fishing this weekend and I got the spinning rods and rooster tails out. My spinning rods aren't ultra lights and I'll be using a medium sized rooster tale...I think they are 1/4 oz. I had trouble casting last year with the lighter rooster tails, but I think I had 6 or 8 lb test on. If I put 4 lb test on the reel, shouldn't I be able to cast a little further with the lighter lures?? Thanks for the help.
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#1319281 - 05/07/09 01:31 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: Reemus Buckshot]
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Depends on where you are fishing IMO...I would put more effort into putting my target of my cast well within my current reach before tinkering with equipment...but I am not much of a fisherman anymore...
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#1319653 - 05/07/09 08:18 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: CBU93]
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4lb is awful light
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#1319719 - 05/07/09 08:57 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: Football Hunter]
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I would think you'd been fine with a 1/4 oz on 6-8 lb. test. 4 lb sounds a bit light.
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#1319794 - 05/07/09 09:52 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: mossyhorns300]
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Yep, you will end up snapping the lure off on a long cast with 4lb line. Go with the 6 or 8 lb test.
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#1319892 - 05/07/09 11:41 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: Kimberman]
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99% of my fishing is with 4 lb. line. play the fish right and you'll be surprised what you can land.
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#1319983 - 05/08/09 06:48 AM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: Reemus Buckshot]
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 Originally Posted By: Reemus Buckshot
I am going fishing this weekend and I got the spinning rods and rooster tails out. My spinning rods aren't ultra lights and I'll be using a medium sized rooster tale...I think they are 1/4 oz. I had trouble casting last year with the lighter rooster tails, but I think I had 6 or 8 lb test on. If I put 4 lb test on the reel, shouldn't I be able to cast a little further with the lighter lures?? Thanks for the help.


Give us a little more info. If your spinning rods aren't ultra-lights, what are they? Light? Medium? What kind of fish are you after? What's the environment - clean water, brushy, rocky?

My personal preference is to use the lightest line that I can. I fish a lot with 4-lb line on an ultra-light for trout and bream. As someone else stated, use care and there is no problem with fish breaking off. Lighter lines let you cast farther, but, also as someone else said, accuracy is more important then distance. Lures generally get better action on light lines and if you're interested in fishing deep it's easier with light lines. Even when I troll, I never use more than 10-lb test, and that is just because anything lighter tends to snap if you hang up.

Didn't I read on here that Richard Simms catches those HUGE catfish on 8-lb test line?

But whatever you do, have fun, experiment, and come up with the scheme that works for you.

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#1320800 - 05/08/09 05:25 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: TNCharlie]
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Re-tie often if you decide to use 4lb test. I would use 6 lb myself.
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#1320836 - 05/08/09 05:44 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: TNCharlie]
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 Originally Posted By: TNCharlie
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Didn't I read on here that Richard Simms catches those HUGE catfish on 8-lb test line?


Yep, caught them from 2 to 23 pounds on 8 pound test line.


Not sure what problem you would have casting a 1/4 oz lure with 6 or 8 pound test line, especially with a spinning reel. Sounds like a reel or spool issue to me, more so than a test issue.
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#1321270 - 05/08/09 10:52 PM Re: What lb test do I need? [Re: RUGER]
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4 lb line cast better with light lures for sure. You can catch big fish on light line. You will loose more lures for sure. Good luck.
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