200 copper reel?

6/14/18 @ 4:27 AM
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swamphunter
swamphunter
USER since 2/12/02

For those of you who have a 200 foot copper, what reel do you have it on and with approx. how much backing?  Also, are you using 32# or #45 pound?  Looking to add that to my spread and would like to know what reel to purchase.  Thanks.

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6/20/18 @ 6:16 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06

We run 32# Blood Run copper w/1000 ft of 40 lb PP backing on an Okuma Convector 45 DS. It is a high speed reel and has a very smooth drag.

The Blood Run is tinned so it glides through the guides smoother with less friction. We also use the Okuma copper rods with polished SS guides.

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6/17/18 @ 1:13 PM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER since 2/16/04

This rig was what the guy who fixes my reels said," some old timers use moocher reels for 30 pound wire and pound balls." I tried it for a while with the wire but changed it to 200ft. of 30# copper. The reel was a gimme from a friend and is kind of a pain to reel in but moocher reels do have good disc drag systems. Just throwing out some alternative copper ideas. I have dacron backing on this rig.

Edited on 6/17/18 1:14 PM
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6/16/18 @ 5:01 AM
Boatguy1
Boatguy1
USER since 9/19/12

I use a Penn 330 . With 45lb copper . I use Dacron Ice  fishing line for backing . It works just fine . 

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6/15/18 @ 8:36 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

no fish in lake michigan should be able to take out 1000 feet of line...tighten your drag

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6/15/18 @ 8:08 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

My Okuma Coldwater 45's have 200' of copper and 235 yards of 65# Power Pro on a taped arbor.

I would never use that much mono behind super line because it can rot and if you get into it the whole rig is gone.

Edited on 6/15/18 8:10 AM
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6/14/18 @ 8:25 PM
muskymike275
muskymike275
USER since 1/6/08

I have my 200 copper on a okuma convector 45. With the 200 ft, then 450 ft of 50lb power pro, and 650 ft of 30 lb mono. We had a 26 pound king on Saturday. Sure was glad I had 1100 ft of backing, it took 900 of it out. 

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6/14/18 @ 8:13 AM
sslayer
sslayer
USER since 6/9/06

swamphunter I sent you a PM, check your messages.


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