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« on: March 09, 2011, 08:03:18 PM »

Here is an Excel spreadsheet that will let you estimate line capacities, including top shots and backing.  Works great for mono and braided lines - I've used it many times and it's fairly accurate and it can be saved on your computer for use any time.
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http://www.osanglers.org/uploads/Line_Estimator.xls
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 05:11:33 PM »

Thanks! That's handy.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 09:58:27 PM »

Accurate reels also has a great line calculater, just plug in the numbers and ta'da you get a very good result. I have used in the past and it seems very accurate to me.

www.accuratefishing.com/support/linecal.php
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 06:56:55 PM »

I find the accurate one to be not so "accurate".
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 11:45:18 PM »


Just created a new calculator that just needs one known capacity & the corresponding line diameter
I made it in an EXCEL document
It has both Standard & Metric Capacity Calculators, along with mini-calculators for inch to mm, yard to meter, mm to inch & meter to yard conversions

Basically it takes half the diameter squared of known line, multiplies it by the known capacity, then divides that by half the diameter squared of new line (A few other parameters are in formula so it keeps all parameters within the same type)

If anyone would like to give it a try, shoot a pm, and I could email one out

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 04:18:00 AM »

Sounds interesting.
I've also compiled an excel, but probably not half as advanced as the one you're describing, mine's solely aimed at europeans (only mm ratings, no lbs).
The thing I found is that a braid rated .32mm can differ (upwards) somewhere up to 40% thicker than stated - so my doc will give a "capacity range" loosely based on the amount of line I can actually fit on a reel Smiley
Would be fun comparing with your calculations though, I'll drop you a PM with my email adress.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 04:54:43 AM »

Question. Do these calculators take into consideration whether or not the lined where properly spooled. That makes a huge difference in actual capacity of line on a reel.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 06:44:53 AM »

I think they are all founded on the basic premise of all line being perfectly spooled.

Math is math; ymmv.

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 11:28:23 AM »

That's why line faculties will always be inaccurate, I can fit a ton more specta when it's wet packed
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