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Looking for some help. Should I go with 32, 45, or 60 lb. copper and what is best length? Also thinking about Okuma Convector in either 45 or 55. Is there a preference?

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I have 45 pound on both of those size convectors and they work great. If you want a 300 or longer go with the 55 so you can get on enough backer. I have my 250s on the 55s as well but you could probably get by with a 45.

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Convector 55 45 lb copper is a good choice 32 lb is also a good choice and runs about the same depth for the identical length when you look at dive charts.

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Thanks for all the help folks. I think I'll go with the 55s and 45 lb, although I'll check the dive charts first for the 32 and 45 lb as suggested.

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Get 45# super copper. The 'super' copper is tinned (silver). It is less likely to birds nest because it comes off the reel smoother than regular copper. 45# is the most popular weight.

For a reel, think about stepping up to the Okuma Clarion. The finish is a little nicer than the Convector.....but the big advantage over the Convector, is it's 6:1 take up factor.

If you can spring for two set-ups, get a 300' and a 200'. I run run 30# or 50# braid for backing. If you get the 55 size reel, you can save some coin on backing by using a hi-vis 30# mono.

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Convector LS, 6.2:1. The 55 took 300' of 45# and 300 yds of 50# PP. The 45 took 150' of 45# and 300 yds of PP. No filler.

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