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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Can this reel hold enough line for an 8/9

I'm looking to get a skagit line but was unsure my reel would be able to hold it. I currently have Orvis Battenkill LA V at 4.25" diameter. I don't have a line picked out yet but really a toss up between a the Rio, SA, or Airflo Delta lines.

Well let me know what you guys think.
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B-kill LA V 4.25 in. 8.3 oz. 9 -11 WF10 200yds. 30#

The numbers above are for single hand lines.

I'm not saying it can't be done with some adjustment in the line system but it's iffy in my opinion.

Using some type of gelspun for backing, keeping the backing around 100yds, and shortening the running line might let you squeeze it on.

I have that reel with a workable amount of some type of gelspun and I can just get a Delta 7/8 floater on there

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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MJC, I appreciate your response! Thanks, would you have any recommendations in terms of reels.
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Bkill la 5

Do you have the old la5 (2+ years ago) or the new LA reel, The old reel will hold a skagit 450 with 200 gel spun the new one will hold a little larger line.
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Currently own the new one that just came out.
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