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Tips For Spooling Braided Line On Spinning Gear?

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Follow the steps on this video

 

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Use some mono backing first on the spool,and then put your braid on. If you don't do the mono backing the braid will spin on the spool!

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Use some mono backing first on the spool,and then put your braid on. If you don't do the mono backing the braid will spin on the spool!

Braid will not slip if tape is on the spool, knot tied over the tape. Some reels are " braid ready", requiring no tape or backing. Backing is a good idea if one chooses not to fill the entire spool with braid, and popular for freshwater use. I never use backing, I fill the entire spool, the braid last me quite a while before I change or just add about 75 yards. I don't mind spending the money.

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Thanks. I like the tape idea, makes sense. Prefer to spool all braid.

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On 4/13/2012 at 7:09 AM, SirSnookalot said:

Follow the steps on this video

 

A very timely video link...

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How do you guys feel about applying a line conditioner while spooling braid? I've read it helps with casting distance and improves the overall performance of the line. Think it's necessary?

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Braid casts far enough on it's own with the need for additional expense, braided lines manage just fine out of the box. Unless you need to cast more than 50 yds. like on the surf past breakers, distance is over rated, and if you do need to rods are made to cast that far.

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Listen to this snook guy, he is wise and has years of experience. Hes been fishing before :computer: were invented.

I either use tape or those tabs that are in power pro on the spool. My last reel was braid ready so no need for backing/tape/tabs. I just spool all reels with line tension and Im good.

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Braid will not slip if tape is on the spool, knot tied over the tape. Some reels are " braid ready", requiring no tape or backing. Backing is a good idea if one chooses not to fill the entire spool with braid, and popular for freshwater use. I never use backing, I fill the entire spool, the braid last me quite a while before I change or just add about 75 yards. I don't mind spending the money.

Good idea and some reels have on the spools little rubber strips built into the spool. But for me to put all braid on my reels would be very $$$$$. I will stick with the backing. SirSnookalot I am not saying you are wrong or attacking you at all so don't take it that way. I am just say for my bass fishing that backing works for me.

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That was a very interesting video.

I use mono backing on my spinning reels so as to keep expense down and spread PowerPro spools further... Rarely, if ever, get to the backing when fishing.

However, I have a question on the braid-to-leader knot used in the video. Personally I use an Albright (7-10 wraps up, 5-6 wraps back down the line) 95% of the time, uni-to-uni the other 5%.

What is the point of having two knots with a loop in your leader? I understand saltwater angling uses different line-to-leader knots like the bimini, but I've not understood exactly why the extravagance and complication of such knots. My saltwater angling ignorance is showing. :Idontknow:

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Listen to this snook guy, he is wise and has years of experience. Hes been fishing before :computer: were invented.

Even after that build up I still can't a fish.lol

Good idea and some reels have on the spools little rubber strips built into the spool. But for me to put all braid on my reels would be very $$$$$. I will stick with the backing....

Backing is more economical, I'm just in the habit of full spool of braid and just add as needed, only my initial spoolup is more costly. My point is was from a slippage issue, I still use tape and a knot on "braid ready" reels.

What is the point of having two knots with a loop in your leader? I understand saltwater angling uses different line-to-leader knots like the bimini, but I've not understood exactly why the extravagance and complication of such knots. My saltwater angling ignorance is showing. :Idontknow:

I don't know either and I spend a lot of time out there. When I do tie line to leader I use the alberto, and it's rare for me, I use it only when I'm specifically fishing for species that will strike the swivel as quick as the lure ( spanish mackerel).

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I have always used 15 - 20 yards of mono backing and had NO issues at all.

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I also go with the backing line, braid ready spool or not. Putting that much braid on a spool is big $$$.

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For bass fishing, yep add some backing. For all of my saltwater gear (like you see in the video), it's braid all the way. The simple fact is this, you're probably not going to be getting spooled out bass fishing. In the big blue water though, you never know. A big kingfish or wahoo can easily rip off 3/4 of a spool on the initial run. Backing in that case could lead to a lost fish.

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