4000 reel casting distance

rufcuk

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I know this will be subjective but just looking for estimations

What casting distance would you say is capable from a top end reel in the 4000 size with a 8lb mono
 

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Depends on the rod length, action, guides. Also, do you mean a waggler? Or feeder?
 

Ken the Pacman

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8lb is a bit high for reel line used for distance casting a feeder but with the right rod and feeder 75 yards is certainly possible with a 4000 size reel possibly a little more.
The reel makes less difference to distance than the rest of the set up.
 

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60-70 yards should be comfortable. You’ll lose distance because of the thick mono. Personally, if I expected to fish further than that regularly I would invest in a bigger reel.
 

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13ft feeder 120g
That type of feeder rod is more suited for larger reels,, like the shimano 5500xtd,, your obviously chucking quite heavy feeders as well with the rod,, and a 4000 size reel would be under some strain winding in from distance.
 

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I will start again - it’s a 13ft rod heavy feeder rated to 120g - will be casting probably 60-80g I have a 4000 reel already and don’t want to buy another if it will reach a suitable distance - it will be loaded with mono either 6 to 8lbs. Is 80 to 100 yards possible ?
 

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I will start again - it’s a 13ft rod heavy feeder rated to 120g - will be casting probably 60-80g I have a 4000 reel already and don’t want to buy another if it will reach a suitable distance - it will be loaded with mono either 6 to 8lbs. Is 80 to 100 yards possible ?

Might be worth telling us what 'top end reel' you have/have in mind mate?(y)
 

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Measure 80 yards/meters out then give it a go first and see how you get on with you're current set up.

Bear in mind that if accuracy isn't your thing you might be a very long way out from where you Intend to drop the feeder on each chuck.
 

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Not all 4000 reels are made equally either, can be as much as 10mm difference in spool diameters, and no-one seems to publish their specs on spool diameter.
 
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