Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Line FAQWhat is the line capacity of a fishing reel?
Rlatuli N asked 4 months ago

6 Answers
Martin Staff answered 3 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question since it can vary depending on the type of fishing reel, as well as the specific model.

However, a good rule of thumb is that the average baitcasting reel has a line capacity of about 12-15 pounds, while the average spinning reel can hold up to about 8-10 pounds.

Of course, there are always exceptions to these generalizations, so it’s always best to consult your specific reel’s owner’s manual for more information.

Bernard answered 3 months ago
The capacity of a fishing reel depends on several factors, including the size of the spool, the thickness of the line, and the type of fishing being done.

For example, a smaller spool might hold only 50 yards of030-pound-test monofilament line, while a larger spool can accommodate up to 500 yards of that same line.

Heavier lines, such as 040- or 050-pound test, will have reduced capacities due to their thicker diameters. When Saltwater Game Fishing, it’s not uncommon to use lines in excess of 100 pounds test; these heavy-duty lines have diameters close to that of pencil lead, and the spools designed for them are correspondingly large.

Carlos answered 3 months ago
The capacity of a fishing reel dictates how much fishing line the reel can hold. This is important because the line is what attaches you to the fish. A good rule of thumb is that the line capacity should be at least 10x the length of your average fish.

For example, if you typically catch fish that are 2 feet long, then you will want a fishing reel with a line capacity of 20 feet or more. Some factors that can affect line capacity are the size of the spool and the type/thickness of the line being used.

You can usually find the line capacity information on the manufacturer’s website or on the product packaging itself.

Wilson answered 3 months ago
It depends on the size of the reel and the thickness of the line. A larger reel can typically hold more lines than a smaller reel.

For example, a large spinning reel might be able to hold up to 250 yards of 12-pound test monofilament fishing line, while a small fly reel might only be able to hold 25 yards of 6-pound test monofilament fishing line.

Generally speaking, most reels have a capacity of between 100 and 200 yards of fishing line. However, there are some exceptions – for instance, some saltwater reels can hold up to 500 yards of 30-pound test braided fishing line. So it really varies depending on the type of fishing reel you have.

David answered 3 months ago
It depends on the reel, but most reels have a line capacity of between 200 and 300 yards of a 12-pound test line.

Some larger or stronger reels can handle up to 500 yards of a 20-pound test line, while smaller or weaker reels might only be able to manage 150 yards of an 8-pound test line.

It’s always important to check the line capacity before you go fishing because you don’t want to get stuck out on the water with a reel that can’t handle the fish you’re trying to catch!

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 3 months ago
It depends on the size of the reel, but a good rule of thumb is that most reels can hold between 200 and 500 yards of fishing line. Some larger reels can hold up to 1,000 yards or more.