Just bought 6 Daiwa SG27LCA reels.. The Manual says that the line counter is "most accurate" with 14lb. Mono.. Seems a little heavy for the planer boards.. I am planning to run the line to a barrel swivel and then a floro leader off that.. Any reccomendations on what to fill these bad boys up with? 4 are for the boards and two are for the downriggers.. Thanks..
Line counters are not that accurate once you get into the spool a little, the top 100 feet of main line is pretty accurate, after that it's a best guess.
It is based on line thickness and of course how much is or is not on the spool. Not sure how to explain it, try this. 1st 100 feet you put on and last 100 feet you put on the spoll, are no where near the same length..
Sometimes I put out 4 colors and then an extra 100 feet on the counter of mono, but it's really nowhere near 100 feet. No matter, that's what works for me with that set up, so I go with it no matter what length it is as I dont have a clue how long it is.
I run 10# on my rods with a 6# flouro leader. I wouldn't use the line counter for anything other than a guesstimate as to how far your line is out. Big John nailed it on the head the first hundred and last hundred are very different. It just really lets you return your line to the same depth as you previously had out. Say you catch a fish and your line counter reads 175, when you are ready to let out again you can run your line back out to 175 on the counter and your lure should be at the same depth. That is all I really use it for, just a reference tool.