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How do you attach your line to the reel's spool on a BC?

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I don't know whether I'm lazy, uncordinated or what.  But when attaching my line to the spool of a baitcaster I used to tie.  What a pain in the butt, now I either tape the line or slip it in a hole on the ventilated spool, I know if I ever get spooled I'm in trouble, but then again smb and lmb don't spool you.  The friction from the line to the spool or the line on line is more than adequate to hold the line secure, just wondering what other people do.  I have caught stripers with this set up no problem, but then again nothing over 12lbs or so.  

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Arbor knot.

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through the holes on a drilled spool.

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Arbor Knot: simple and reliable

River fishing is a little different than on a lake. Get hung up and

either break off or hurry back! I've almost been spooled trying

to recover a lure and the knot can come into play.

8-)

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On a driled spool, I'll tie through the holes so the arbor knot lays inside one hole and it all lays flat.

on a regular spool, I just tie a 1-2 turn clinch knot so I can pull it down w/o having to trim the tag end.

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I tie thru the holes on drilled spools.  And tie an arbor knot on non-drilled spools

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I like to put some electrical tape on the spool to cover the holes and then use an Arbor knot. I kinda figure that the electrical tape causes a little bit of friction and holds the knot/line in place while I'm spooling line.

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I'm honestly a little suprised at the results of this poll so far.  I figured most would either tape or slip it in one of the holes, so much easier.  Then again I would definitely tie if I was worried about being spooled.  Then again the line that close to the reel spool takes a beating and the breaking strength has to be compromised I would think.  

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Tape with painters tape, been doing it for a couple of years.  Not only is it easier, but no backing is needed for braid.  Also it's protection for reel, this happens alot and has happened to me.  You get hit by a really big fish or a boat prop grabs your line, it won't bend up your reel frame, you just lose the line and lure, this has become popular in saltwater both spinning and convential. I tape in freshwater as a matter of convience, but reel protection is not is not a factor for me.

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Then again the line that close to the reel spool takes a beating and the breaking strength has to be compromised I would think.

That line rarely (never) sees the light of day, never has any

pressure on it and is probably as fresh as the day it was first

spooled. There is no reason the breaking strength should be

compromised.

8-)

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SQUARE KNOT, SUPERGLUE & DUCT TAPE ;D

It's probably a noob thing, but I just use the ventilation holes.

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Here is something to ponder!

Ocean fisherman have found tapping braid on the

spool, couple years later the have found corrosion

on the spool where the salt water did not dry.

Also the holes on the spool are for weight right? Why

then mess up the weight with tape? Just things to think about....

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