Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Larson15

What Line for Revo Winch?

12 posts in this topic

I finally got my Revo Winch that I have been waiting for and I cant decide what line to put on it. I want to use it for throwing cranks and pitchin/flipping jigs. I want to either put on power pro or gamma. Let me know what you think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm, those are 2 pretty contrasting styles for the same reel! If you are going to go with a non-mono, I would do fireline, since it will not keep your crank from getting it's depth. If you are going to go non-superline...man, I just dont think you can do it. You will need to go at least 17 for flippin/pitchin and that will hurt your crank depth A LOT!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so what should i put on then....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would go with the power pro #30lb will get you close to what you want to do.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that is what I was thinking.........Would fireline make a better choice for cranking over powerpro? If so why?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have 20 pound power pro on mine works great for crank baits. Just going to warn you its a really slow real and it might be tough to pick up the slack fast enough for a solid hook set when flipping

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fireline isn't as bouyant and has less drag when coming through water, so will get you more depth out of your cranks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont want to come across as a jerk here, please understand I am just stating an opinion. I dont think there is a line made that will do both cranks and jigs, and to add to that, I dont think there is a rod made that will do both well. Cranks and spinnerbaits yes.. Cranks and small swim baits.. you bet.. Jigs and topwater scum frogs, yep. Jigs and caroilina rigs, yep.. Jigs and texas rigs, sure. But in my opinion, not Jigs and cranks, unless they are huge monster cranks/Swimbaits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed, you are asking a lot out of one set up. To have a rod that will do both effectively, not really possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the input everyone, I have used powerpro #30 for both in the past and it has seemed to of worked. I understand what you guys are saying and I have decided to make this a cranking only rod that might get some action for the use of a spinnerbait. If I were to go braid (fireline or powerpro) what is a good pound to use that is also good to cast? I got #30 lb powerpro already on 2 of my setups and this is the only pound test that I have had experience with. If I go mono, I was considering trying Cajun Red, but not sure what # to try out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

30 is fine.. I would not go any less or you will have casting issues on a baitcaster with the line digging in. I use 10 lb on most of my crank rods.. 14 on my spinnerbait rod.. I would think if you would like mono go with a 12 and you should be happy.. Cajun is a stiff line and doesnt cast all that well, but is very strong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cranks and blades I would use a 12# flourocarbon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
    •   Ok, well what color would he like? I got some left over rounded ones from the kids so he wouldn't stick himself even!
    •   Bahaha, was checking to see what the new slug for deer hunting maybe, also? 
    • PF - Sorry to let you down.  I see you are a slug expert!!!!
    • Sheesh.  I clicked on this from the recent topics page thinking there was a new deer hunting thread......  Get a spray bottle with a salt solution and give them a shower. I think water with Dawn soap might be an option
    • I am flattered fellas, but in rebs defense he did say " goodies" and not "goods" or he would have some explaining to do . between the different s.i.t.e.s.  were on I post no shortage of food shots ,so reb grab that scissors from leech lol. You pick up  a belly yet moon lake?
    • wren chick sat on a chair on the deck for over 2 hours. cute little bugger

    • I think last year was probably the best/first year we should have gone for it at the deadline so no regrets on that one. We got Pommers at the deadline as well but he had some years left and we were able to resign him and overall he has produced for us so no biggy there either. I'm sure we all wish we could take back the Matt Moulson trade back, that was the only bad one that cost us a couple of 2nd rounders and he looked terrible, but again hindsight is always 20/20. The rest were all minor deals that didn't do much either way.    Someone will get moved at some point, we just can't fill out a team and or sign Grandlund & Nino without it, at least not that I can see. Sounds like we had a deal for the Canadians first but their guy was there so they kept the pick, no problem with Fletcher being patient on the trade front, might have to wait until some teams don't fill their needs via free agency before a move happens. 

       
    • anyone else have any issues with ChartInstaller? I last used it on my laptop a month or so ago and it worked fine. I am getting ready to go to North Dakota for a couple days and wanted to download some areas to my card that I hadn't before.   I removed the sd card from my Hummingbird Helix and put it in the laptop. Opened the CharInstaller program that was already installed and was prompted to update. I downloaded the new Chart Installer.exe file and no matter how many times I download it, reboot and retry install etc it will not install. I just get an error "There has been an error. Unknown Error upacking file C:/Program Files (x86)/Chart Installer/nwjc.exe   So while doing the upgrade I lost my desktop icon with no software to update my chart. I understand there is a 1 year subscription but I just got my navionics+ and put it on this card last October.   Any ideas?    
    • Gotta let youse guys carry on wid something!!! 
  • Our Sponsors