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a question about spooling baitcasters

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so i am new to thi. s game and iwas told that you can add filler line before putting on the good stuff.  makes sense, but how do you know when you have added enough filler before putting on the good stuff.  i know this sounds stupid, but i dont want to waste line and was just wondering if you had any tips or tricks

thanks

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If you want to be precise, the capacity of the reel is known

and the inches per crank (IPC) or per turn (IPT) is another

known variable. Determine how much good line you want

and calculate the turns need to have the proper filler.

For example:

150 yards capacity = 100 yards of "good" and 50 yards of filler

50 X 36"= 1800 inches

1800 divided by 25 IPC = 72 cranks

8-)

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I fill my reel up to capacity with filler line and then remove exactly 75 yards by sticking the filler spool in my mailbox and walking to the back of my property 75 yards which I measured off.  Cut and roll the filler line back on the spool.  Then just put 75 yards of good line on.

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so i am new to thi. s game and iwas told that you can add filler line before putting on the good stuff. makes sense, but how do you know when you have added enough filler before putting on the good stuff. i know this sounds stupid, but i dont want to waste line and was just wondering if you had any tips or tricks

thanks

Try one of these. Clamps onto your rod, turn it around backwards to count line added to your spool. Cheap, easy and accurate.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_57962____SearchResults

Ronnie

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Sean,

When using cheaper line as backing, please double check the diameter of the filler line and your "good" line.

Try to either have them match or have them as close to each other's diameter as possible.

Use a "Uni-Knot" when tieing them together.

This method is a good one to get the most out of your "good" line and save some money.  :(

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I've never loaded filler on a reel, so I have to ask why? Save the good line for what you feel you'll use? Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question, but I've never heard of doing this. Sounds interesting. :(

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sam and everyone else, thanks for the info.  the reason for filler on a spool is so you dont have to fill the entire reel with the good stuff.  for example, the sunline i want is 15 dollars for 100 yards. 48 dollars for 300 yards!  so you can add cheap filler line and then 100 or so yards of your choice of good line.

thanks again guys.

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