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Sorry if this sounds like a technical question, but here goes:

In regards to backing on a baitcast reel when using braid, does line diameter make any difference? Like if I use 20 lb backing, it has a pretty big diameter, would that make the spool spin faster/better, or slower & not as good? Would using a thinner diameter line, like say if I am using 40 lb braid w/ a 10 lb dia, then I use 10 lb mono backing, will the spool spin any better?

Or if I went w/ a thinner dia line would that make an impact of the perfromance of how the spool spins w/ braid?

Also, using only half backing & the rest braid would that make a difference if I use more braid than backing?

Yup, cabin fever has gotten me thinking weird thoughts..... :D

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Doesn't make much difference. It's the amount of space taken up on the spool that counts. Whether it's 100 yards of 4#, or 50 yards of 20# to get the spool 1/2 full of backing, the material should weigh about the same with the heaviest being the 4# due to it's tighter packing.  Neither will affect the spool speed but either will affect the inertia to overcome to get the spool started spinning.

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Good question for the Reel Mechanic.

Hope he sees the post and replies.

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Similar diameter lines will lay more evenly on the spool and make better joining knots...  that's what I'd go with.

I think the casting difference would be so small, I doubt anyone could detect the different effect of backing diameters.

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i don't use any backing. i use a piece of electrical tape and spool all 150 yards on my baitcasters. when  the power pro becomes faded or chafed, i just reload it with the faded side on the spool to another baitcaster with the fresh end of power pro ready to go.

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I have used the electrical tape method as well.  I use the thick stuff so that it digs in to the tape.

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Ditto on electrical tape.  Spinning gear though.

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What boca said X2.  You don't have any knots to worry about..

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"don't have to worry about knots"

Does this mean that you are tying the braid to the backing and then putting the tape over the knot and around the spool?

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I (and i think them too) am tying braid directly to the spool without backing.  Sometimes this slips around the spool and you can't get the winding started.  So if slipping is a problem then add a piece of electrical tape on top of the knot and tape it to the bare spool.  Then wind up full braid over top of the piece of tape.

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Sorry if this sounds like a technical question, but here goes:

In regards to backing on a baitcast reel when using braid, does line diameter make any difference?

It doesn't, use whatever mono you are going to trash.

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