Using Drennan Series 7 Carp Method on a Waggler...

Grimberian

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Hi Folks,
Just a simple question really, I have Drennan Series7 Br 9-30 carp method reel that I use with my feeder rod, and it is a really lovely reel, compared my other squeeky old reel that I currently use on my Waggler rod.
The alloy spool came pre-spooled with 10lb line which is fine (maybe a little heavy for what I do, might swap it out for 8lb).
The box only really makes reference to line length and diameter for 8 and 10lb line, is there any reason I can't spool up the composite reel with 4lb line and use it with the waggler?
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P.
 

lp1886

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Absolutely no reason why you can’t. It may be a bit heavier than most reels, but it would still do the job ??
 

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No reason whatsoever, you enjoy using the reel and why not enhance that enjoyment further? (y)
 

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No problem at all on the line front. The reel itself will be a bit heavy for a float rod though from what I recall of it.
 

Grimberian

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Thanks guys, good to know.
I have been looking at the Maxima Chameleon stuff, so will get a spool of that and see how it goes (y)
 

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Good choice on the maxima. I have the series 7 float reel and across the 3 spools have 3lb maxima, 4lb maxima and 3.2lb drennan float fish and I prefer the maxima personally.
 

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Sorry, one more, I assume it will take the same 100m of line as with the stronger stuff?
 

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Sorry, one more, I assume it will take the same 100m of line as with the stronger stuff?
No it wont as dia. will be smaller.
Will need backing line, easy if you have a spare spool, guess work if not.
Personally would get a 2000 or 2500 sized reel for float work.
Would recommend a shimano alivio, ebay 2nd hand about £15.
 

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It is a pain finding reels with shallow spools for float fishing. That’s where the series 7 float is good in that it takes about 100m of 4lb and not a lot more of 3lb. It is a pain having to put like 200m of line on deeper spooled reels.
 
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