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I just got a new Revo S for frog fishing and was going to put 50 lb Power Pro on there, but should I put a line backing on there first??? I was considering 10 lb Trilene Big game for a little bit, but not sure.  What do yall think? Backing or not?

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you can. It wont hurt anything. some reels need it some dont. I put braid on my shimano solstace and it woulndnt bite the spool. then on others it worked fine.

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I suggest you put some backing on the reel to get it started.  Another reason.  When you put backing on a reel with braid, it gives it more bite.  You want the braid to be tight in the lower part of the spool.  Otherwise the braid will start cutting into itself.  You may not see the problem at first and then you go to make a cast.  It will come to a dead stop in the air and sling shot back at you.  Or a worse case, your lure sails of into the sunset.  

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I put backing on my reels to get more value out of a spool of braid.  I use 12# Big Game, and have had no issues.  

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Aaron Martens uses braid as backing for flour and mono because braid is lighter than mono backing and he gets longer casts with braid backing and he can pitch lighter lures with braid backing. 

 

You should not have a problem with braid digging into itself if you put it on the reel super tight.

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/fishing-line-last.html

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I use the cheapest mono i have laying around, saves money.

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50 lb is like 12# mono, depending line capacity of the reel backing may not be necessary.  Put tape on the spool before spooling it up, braid or backing.

Braid as backing is not unusual, with 50-100 yds of mono on top of the braid then the leader, that's called a top shot.  Some like the stretch with larger fish like tuna, that isn't really too different than using braid then 6-8' leader for freshwater. 

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I was thinking braid all the way except for a little bit of mono in the beginning. If braid makes for a lighter spool and you can maybe add some distance to your frog. Unless of course you are trying to conserv your braid.

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To me, the decision on whether or not to use backing is more driven by how many reel spools worth I can realistically get from the braid spool.  My personal preference is ~65 yards of "good" line on my bass reels, so that means that a 100 yd spool of braid is only getting me one reel's worth.  In that situation, I don't bother with backing and just use the entire spool.

 

And in my experience, using mono backing, taping the spool and tying the line through the holes in the spool all have a similar result in ensuring the braid doesn't slip.

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