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Spooling Braid On Baitcaster


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#1 Snitch

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Posted March 17 2013 - 01:12 AM

How do you guys spool your baitcaster? Do you use pure braid to spool onto your baitcaster or spool in mono or flouro first then connect braid onto the mono or fluro?



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Posted March 17 2013 - 04:14 AM

You really don't need more than 75 or 80 yards of braid. 

The backing can be any cheap mono.

 

 

 

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Posted March 17 2013 - 06:05 AM

Compared to cheap mono, braid is expensive.  Just as RW said above, I spool on cheap mono as a backing, then spool on the braid.  Most braid comes in 125 yard spools, so I use about half a spool per reel.  Braided line will last for years.  When it starts to show its age, all you have to do is switch ends.


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Posted March 17 2013 - 09:45 AM

X3 on backing w/ mono.



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Posted March 17 2013 - 11:14 AM

X4


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Posted March 17 2013 - 11:49 AM

I use the entire filler spool of PE line per reel.

 

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Posted March 17 2013 - 12:59 PM

I must be the only person that doesn't use a mono backing on my reels.  I guess I want as few knots and as few connections as possible.  I understand the expense, but by the time my gear has sat all winter I want to know that my line is fresh and in 1 continuous piece.



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Posted March 17 2013 - 01:06 PM

The problem you encounter alot with running straight braid is it will slip on the spool.



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Posted March 17 2013 - 02:55 PM

I must be the only person that doesn't use a mono backing on my reels. I guess I want as few knots and as few connections as possible. I understand the expense, but by the time my gear has sat all winter I want to know that my line is fresh and in 1 continuous piece.


My thoughts exactly. I only get so much time on the water, and I'm not going to waste any of it with extra knots to deal with, insufficient amounts of line spooled after a couple trips, etc. And for as much as a lot of people, myself included, spend on rods, reels, and lures, braid isn't that terribly expensive. And when you consider how long it lasts in comparison to monofilament, it is an even better deal.
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Posted March 17 2013 - 03:03 PM

About the only reason I use backing is a 150yd spool wont fill my spools so mono is used to be able to fill it.


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Posted March 17 2013 - 04:41 PM

In all my years of fishing rods with 75yards of braid I have never had a fish pull line out where I could see the knot where the braid and mono meet. Im not talking about just bass fishing Im talking about inshore fishing whre fish will run alot further then any bass.



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Posted March 17 2013 - 05:04 PM

The problem you encounter alot with running straight braid is it will slip on the spool.

Tape the braid to your spool...Problem solved...



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Posted March 17 2013 - 05:41 PM

I use cheap mono backing because it makes it easy to spool the right amount of braid - just spool that cheap stuff till your reel is full, then go outside (to the park if you live in an apartment) and tie the line to a tree, mailbox, etc. and walk back longer than your longer cast and add some more for good measure. Cut the mono there and tie in the Braid and fill it back up.
I've never been "spooled" either, and using 60-80 yards of the "good stuff" instead of spooling the whole reel really helps stretch the line budget. When it gets where I can see the backing on long casts it's just time to fill it up again - no big deal.


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Posted March 17 2013 - 05:53 PM

I use cheap mono backing because it makes it easy to spool the right amount of braid - just spool that cheap stuff till your reel is full, then go outside (to the park if you live in an apartment) and tie the line to a tree, mailbox, etc. and walk back longer than your longer cast and add some more for good measure.
I've never been "spooled" either, and using 60-80 yards of the "good stuff" instead of spooling the whole reel really helps stretch the line budget. When it gets where I can see the backing on long casts it's jsut time to fill it up again - no big deal.


That's actually kinda genius man! I will have to do this.

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Posted March 17 2013 - 07:43 PM

Fill it all the way with braid. 






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