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Does anyone keep a log for their reels and what they're spooled with or do you just remember?  Having a hard time just keeping the 8 or 9 that I have straight.  How do some of you do it with 20+ combos?

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I use a piece of white tape on the underside of the reel's seat and mark the brand, weight, and type of line.  On the combo's I use most often, it's fairly easy to remember, but just in case I can always check.  I started adding the month and year when I spooled to the info this year as some of my reels only get used a few times a year. BTW, I keep the majority of reels in a padded carrying case and it's just a matter of looking at that piece of tape and I know what line is on that particular reel.

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I remember, using mostly braid I use this simple formula and it's based on the line weight of the rod. Basically it goes like this, 40# rod= 40# braid, 30# rod=30# braid, 10/20 rod = 20# braid, 8/17 rod= 15#, 6/12 rod = 10# braid.  The only exception would be line capacity of the reel, I do have 1 inshore reel on 20# rod but the reel holds close to 300 yds of 30# braid, just thought that was a a better set up.

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All of my BC reels have 15# on them.  My spinning reel has 10# on it, and the UL has 6# on.  The big problem I have remembering when I spooled them.  Last year I started making an individual entry in my fish log with dates, brand, size, and type of line.  Now if I can't remember I just go back and look in the log.

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I have a system like Bankbeater.  I have an Excel spreadsheet that I use to record all my fishing data.  One worksheet in that file lists all the rods & reels. The reel data includes the type of line, pound test, and month/year it was installed on the reel.  I have line on 46 reels at present so I can't do it by memory... :lol:

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if you pick up some falcon rod covers they have a card on the outside where i put the line, hook size, or type of bait keeps me straight when digging thru the pile.

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Microsoft Word. Also has my cleaning log for each reel (from simple touch up w/ oil/grease to a full break down).

i use a Sharpie to label each reel at several places inside and out, A, B, C, D, E. that way i can move the reel around from rod to rod as needed and still have an accurate log of the line/cleaning schedule.

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I use stickers.   lb test, brand & date go on the sticker.  Sticker goes on the reel.  Sticker occasionally falls off.   Oh well, try to remember until you can make a new sticker or re-fill the reel, whichever comes first.

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sounds like i am not even close to as organized as i need to be!  i realized i had a problem last night when i couldn't even remember what line was on my newest reel that i just spooled up two weeks ago...   :Idontknow:

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I use these from TW on my rods and white tape on the reel seats.

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I use a label maker that make a label with the Brand/Model & weight I then stick it on the spool.

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