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    If a vintage rod line rating is 4 to 10lbs does that mean that 20lb braid can be used because it is the size of 8lb line? Tony

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    IMO a line rating probably relates more to weight, than it does diameter. But I wouldn't be afraid to try casting it, in the yard. To see how well it works, or not. You'd want to know how it casts, before you hit the water. But you know that. ha ha ha
    Last edited by troutdude; 02-10-2018, 03:02 AM.

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    • #3
      I'd be careful with that, using 20 lb. braid is fine for the reel but you could easily snap your rod with that kind of rating. Have your drag real loose is my advice!

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      • #4
        Thanks guys! I was thinking of using 20lb braid as backing on my center pin float rod. No major casting involved. Tony

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        • #5
          Good point Hobster. Good luck CC.

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          • #6
            Vintage rods guides a lot of the time will not hold up to the braid and it could cut groves in them.

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            • #7
              thanks all. the end Tony

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              • #8
                Now that i think about it i use 30 lb braid for my steelhead float rods. One is 4-10 rating (and a blast to fight steel on), i just keep the leader no heavier than the rod rating so it is not overloaded. Loose drag too, you'll be fine Tony, have fun!

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