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My friend gave me a spool of braid, and I read here that you should use a backing on the spool. What do you use, electrical tape?

Also, how long of a fluoro leader do I use and what's the best knot?

I have never used braid before, but everyone on here seems to like it so I wanted to give it a try.

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I dont use a mono/floro backing, but most people here will tell you that they do. The key is to make sure that you keep a lot of tension on the line while spooling. Slipping is the main concern with braid, and I have never had a problem, but I think you will find I am in the minority here for not using a backing of some type.

As far as knot goes, I tie a polymar, but at the end you HAVE to just make another loop which will keep the knot from slipping.

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I  use masking tape and tape it right to the spool with no backing

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tie to spool and then put electrical tape over it.if you want to use less line then use more tape.i never use leaders.use a palomar knot and crazy glue the tag end so it doesn't fray.and use fireline braid.

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I use the cheapest, oldest mono I have for backing.  Not only to deter from slippage, but it fills up the room that would have been taken by the much pricier superline.

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I just left a good covering of the mono or flouro on the reel from the old line and joined the two with a Uni to Uni knot. braid can slip on the spool if there is no backing. some use old line, some use tape. Either is good enough but i think there should be some sort of backing.

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I tie an arbor knot around the spool. Then load up. I guess I'm lucky, I've  hauled many a bass on braid with no teflon tape or any of those urban legends.

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Tape or backing is the ticket. Otherwise, braid will sometimes slip.

Plus, there is no reason to waste all the braid needed to fill a spool.

80 or at most, 100 yards is plenty.

8-)

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The abu sorons have a braided line slot in the spool and an o ring to keep it place.........an unnecessary gimmick, but it does work.

I fill up the entire spool with braid for saltwater and reels with larger line capacity, many topshot but personally I don't care for it. For freshwater a I see no problem in topshotting and you only have to buy small filler spool 100yds or so. Even if you casted 50 yds and had a 50 yard bass run , you just hit the backing and this is a very unlikely scenario.

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I wish I had read this thread an 3 hours ago.  I just bought my first 150 yard spool of braid and just tied it right on the spool with out a backing.  I'm using 20lb braid with a 12lb flouro leader.  I just got back from the pond down the street and it worked great, but I'll cross my fingers in the hopes that it doesn't start slipping.

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Posted by: SirSnookalot      Posted on: Jun 27th, 2009, 1:03pm

I  use masking tape and tape it right to the spool with no backing

agreed....

i use gorilla tape.

and as for leaders, in fresh ..... no way, straight braid with a polomar...

in salt, yes. 40 lb mono for inshore.

i use 40 lb suffix braid.

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Sorry, I didn't know this was a spinning thread. I wouldn't put braid on a spinning reel, so I have no advice.

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n salt, yes. 40 lb mono for inshore.

i use 40 lb suffix braid.

yea but you're a weenie...........lol

I use 40# to tie up my tomato plants

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