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I've been having a problem with all braids on my bait caster. Every time I pull my line to test how strong my drag is the braid digs itself into the braid on my spool. I was wondering if that's normal and do all lines do that or just braid?

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First tell me a few things. What is your reel?  What brand and what braid ( please include which type of braid ie. Power Pro Slick or Power Pro Stealth) and what pound test. Who spooled it for you a shop or yourself.  I use several brands of braid in different pound tests to accomplish different jobs. Some work better on spinning some better on baitcasting. I assume you are talking about your braid and a baitcasting reel. I always do several things to avoid trouble. First i always use a Berkley Line Station. They are available from Cabelas and other places for around $20. This tool securely holds you reel and the bulk spool of line. Since I am not fiddling with a rod and line from a spool on the ground. I can pay attention and spool the line on the rel very smoothly and under good constant pressure. I do not like to have a store do it because it may not spool the same way as my reel does it as they spin my spool and wind it on with their hands going back and forth.

Before I do install any fluorocarbon or braid I fill my spool about 1/2 full with a good quality mono. This assures I get a nice tight knot that won't slip on the spool. This also makes it cheaper to spool my reel with expensive braid and fluorocarbon line.

Thees tips will help, but sometimes thin diameter braid can just be a bit of a pain,  

 

 

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Regardless of the brand, thicker line will solve the problem.

 

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9 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

under good constant pressure

Bingo

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You either need thicker braid and/or you need to spool it on tighter

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I spool my reels my self. Thicker line and spooling the line on tight will help. I use 40-50lb power pro and keep good amount of tension on the line while putting it on my reel. I've never had a problem with it digging 

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7 hours ago, roadwarrior said:

Regardless of the brand, thicker line will solve the problem.

 

:santa-107:

Agree... I had the same problem...

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