Daiwa Black Gold Spinning Reel Features Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing Over-sized Digigear Solid Screw-In Handle Air Rotor Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool Braided Line Ready Spool Waterproof Drag System Carbon ATD Machined Aluminum Screw In Handle
Based on Braided Line Capacity:
BG2500 - [Gear Ratio 5.6:1, 6+1 Bearings, 13.2Lb Drag, Line Capacity 170Yd/20Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 15 lb to 30 lb, Weight 9.3oz.]
BG3000 - [Gear Ratio 5.6:1, 6+1 Bearings, 15.4Lb Drag, Line Capacity 240Yd/20Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 20 lb to 30 lb, Weight 10.8oz.]
BG3500 - [Gear Ratio 5.7:1, 6+1 Bearings, 17.6Lb Drag, Line Capacity 310Yd/20Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 15 lb to 20 lb, Weight 14.1oz.]
BG4000 - [Gear Ratio 5.7:1, 6+1 Bearings, 17.6Lb Drag, Line Capacity 280Yd/30Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 30 lb to 40 lb, Weight 14.3oz.]
BG4500 - [Gear Ratio 5.7:1, 6+1 Bearings, 22.0Lb Drag, Line Capacity 340Yd/40Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 30 lb to 50 lb, Weight 22.0oz.]
BG5000 - [Gear Ratio 5.7:1, 6+1 Bearings, 22.0Lb Drag, Line Capacity 360Yd/50Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 50 lb to 65 lb, Weight 22.6oz.]
BG6500 - [Gear Ratio 5.3:1, 6+1 Bearings, 33.0Lb Drag, Line Capacity 440Yd/65Lb, Recommended Line Sizes: 65 lb to 80 lb, Weight 29.5oz.]
These reels can work great with braid as well as monofilament lines from all top manufacturers. We personally recommend using braid as the mainline on top of some mono backing to use to stick to the spool and to fill the base layer of the spool with mono so you can save money on the braid.
We have tested a variety of lines over the years, and the 2 that seem to consistently score high for both breaking strength and casting distance are PowerPro & Daiwa's J-Braid 8 Grand.
For selecting the power rating to go with, it's best to go with a power that is in the recommended range for your reel of choice (range shown above in specs).
Click here to see how to spool the lines yourself.