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How many of you buy multiple spools for some reels, and keep them rigged up with different line to swap out depending on the conditions? The reason I ask is I made the switch from braid to fluoro this year for my T-rigs and Jig rod but I still miss the braid in some situations, so I was thinking of getting another spool for the reel and putting 40lb braid on it to just switch out quickly if the conditions call for the braid (like heavy vegetation, fluoro vs thick lilypads is a nightmare). 

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If you're limited for space or just have a few combo's it a good idea. 

When I fish tournaments it's always from the back of the boat so space and versatility are key. I do the same thing. 

 

Mike 

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I've thought of it many a times, but it never actually happened. Much easier to just own another combo ;)

I would love some extra spinning spools for ice fishing as well!

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The pflueger supreme xts and older presidents come with 2 spools, I spool one with fluorocarbon and the other with braid and carry the spare in my bag.  A few lakes I fish have pads etc where braid is better, so I carry the spares.

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I never personally thought of this, sounds like a good idea and a fast easy way to switch out.

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Not on purpose.  First time I got an extra spool was when a guy replaced my Gigas spool with one from a Zillion (I believe).  Ordered the correct spool and now have a spare.  Installed a Presso spool in a Sol so have a spare spool for that reel....or my other Sol.  Bought a performance spool for another reel, but haven't used it yet.  I am like ec!.  It is easier to grab another rod already set up.

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I've got some spinning reel spools that I do just that with. I like being able to go back and forth. A lot of times I'll throw the braid spool on for clients so they can't mess it up too bad haha. 

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Does going from a spool of 8 lb mono to a spool of 4 lb mono on a spinning reel count?  If yes, than I do.

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I purchased several extra spools for my casting reels. 

Having several of the same model reel (with different gear ratios) where the spools are all interchangeable is very nice.   I can switch just about any rig from mono to coploy or braid pretty quickly.  Also allow me to "Rescue" a rig in the event of a professional over run (not that that ever happens :) - a very handy option, especially at night. 

For my reels, the spool assemblies were $18 bucks.   I use a sharpie to label the type / test  and I'm good to go. 

This deal was originally used during trips south of the border, where maximizing gear space & usage is at a premium. Worked like a charm.

No Extra spinning reel spools for me - All My rigs are braid - always.

A-Jay

 

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I seldomly purchase spare spools, I purchase spare reels and take the spools instead of bringing the entire reel. :whistle:;)

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One of my favorite things about my tdz, steez and TD Ito is the fact that the spools are interchangeable.  I go a step further by having multiple spools capable of multiple applications like finesse, skipping, pitching and long bombing.  

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3 hours ago, ec1 said:

I've thought of it many a times, but it never actually happened. Much easier to just own another combo ;)

 

Haha, I'd love to have another combo but I can't really justify buying another rod and reel just to switch line types. I most likely would not be switching out the spool during a trip. Probably the night before, since some of the places I fish are so choked with weeds in the summer, you almost have no choice but to fish braid. Whereas others are beautiful clear lakes with 15+ feet of visibility and I feel the fluoro helps when not fishing in heavy cover. Thanks for the replies so far guys. 

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I did for many years. Now I only fish one line. It was easier than carring more stuff.

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yes... i have a spare spool for 5 of my spinning combos...

each spooled with FireLine on one, and NanoFil on the other..

 

If fishing around any kind of cover at all (weeds, rocks) I use the FireLine... open water the Nano shines

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Tackle degenerates buy entire new reels.  My first Stradic came with a spare spool that I spooled but have never used.

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Bank fishing then absolutely. 

2 rods, 2 reels, 2 extra spools. Not only can I switch line types, but essentially I can change the reel itself into an entirely different animal with a different spool. The trick is having a couple universal rods. I can plug a 1016 spool in a T3 or Tdz and fish rattle baits, then replace it with a shallow SV spool and fish light plastics. Again, the universal rods are key. 

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I bought some extra spools, and I have extra spools that came with some spinning reels.  They are in a drawer in the basement.

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