There's a trick to spooling mono on a spinning reel, and if you have the spool positioned incorrectly you'll have problems because the line will twist as you're spooling it. This isn't news, and any even semi-serious fisherperson who uses spinning gear will tell you this. So imagine my surprise after spooling an ultralight setup (2-8lb recommended line weight) and a light setup (4-10lb) using a Quantum (used only because I want to demonstrate that it's not the reel's fault) reel with this mono in 6lb and using it a few times that I was getting wind knots every cast. After a couple of the wind knots (the wind had died down as the sun set, and these happened after the wind stopped) that were so large they used about HALF the spooled mono (I'm not exaggerating here -- the Quantum reel still has to be respooled and this happened last night.), I had to say something. If you've never experienced a wind knot, it's hard to miss. You cast and you hear this buzzing sound as the line literally twists in the wind in the middle of the cast. Obviously, this is *NOT* what you want to happen. I landed a couple of largemouth that were well over 12" on this line (while panfishing for black crappie and sunfish), so it's tough. You could probably use it as backing for braid or fluoro without a problem, and it does spool well when you're setting it up. It casts well, it knots well (ha ha), but it's ill-suited to anyone who fishes more than once or twice a month. The worst part? I have several setups that go with me whenever I go fishing, and at the moment I'm exclusively a shore fisher, so it's not like I'm using this stuff exclusively while I'm fishing. No, I don't recommend this.
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