is this reel really able to retrieve a braided line?
Sorry for my english , I am a french fisherman : I have 4 OFS 95 for surfcasting and I have not enough words to say how I enjoy these reels and their qualities. But I would like a little one for spinning from my kayak with lures and I wonder if these FIN-NOR OF reels are really able to retrieve a braided line? I have been so dissapointed when I noted that the FIN-NOR AHAB are unable to handle braided lines for spinning because they do not have this special double oscillation which is necessary to retrieve correctly a braided line.
Thank you very much for your reply!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
on Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels
yes they handle braid
Phillippe, I own and USE a Model 6500 Finn-Nor, and fish it often. I fish depths of over 100 fathoms, and often use it as a jigging tool. Reeling hundreds of meters of line on each drop, all day long is child's play for this reel. I have never encountered a problem with retrevial. I use a 50lb. power-Pro braid on my setup and caught fish until my arms were sore. At these depths, we use 12ounce leads (heavy) without any problems. The hardware will outlast the angler when doing this all day.This is work for big boys.
answered 1 year ago
- Neskowin, Oregon
So far, it seems to handle 80# braid (SpiderWire) like a dream. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
- Deltona, FL
These reels are excellence with braid actually i think they are better with braids then mono
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
If you read the specs on them it shows how much braid and the pound test the different size spools hold. So I recon the answer is yes.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
- Arlington, TX.