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Old 05-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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Just different opinions, I think that method is the biggest mistake you can make. I use Spectra and quality rods with Fuji SIC (silicone carbide) guides which are the best at dissipating heat from line friction and are unaffected by Spectra.
Try picking up a 5 lb weight vertically from the ground with your rod, set the drag, then pick it up horizontally (your fishing position) and see what happens to the drag. I don't use mono any more so I haven't tested it but I think the friction would be greater with soft mono and different eyes.

Just my way

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