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On my bps extrem, I got a nasty birdsnest..don't ask how it happened..anyways, I got to thinkin, what a waste to scrap almost 75 yrds of line. So is there any reasone I can tie on new line to the old, which isn't more than 3 weeks old..lol btw, the line is yozuri 10lb ultrasoft, would like to tie the same type on if possible...???

Also, what be the best knot...? as always, TIA. ;)

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Yes you most definatly can this is know as back spooling. ANy and all experienced bass fisherman should do this its saves money, time. the way i do it is ill use old line and spool up about 1/2 way then ill tie the new line on with a knot and continue spooling. you can also tie on with a small swivel or use tape which works also

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oops forgot as far as knots go with a double uni. you can google it and see how to tie it.

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Thank you sir...much appreciated.

On Edit, tied the new line on as per your recomend, and it works Great!  now I can save some $$$ for another new rod..lol  Thanks again.

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Unless a reel has limited capacity (CH50MG), about the only time

I totally respool is when the reel is brand new! Bass fishing doesn't

require more than 80-100 yards of line and I like all my reels "full".

So, I "tie on" quite frequently. I use a Blood Knot:

http://www.animatedknots.com/bloodknot/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com#Bachmann

8-)

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I too have done this for many years.  Actually, I started doing it after I first started using braid because I figured I was doing it to save on how much braid I used so I could obviously save on mono the same way.

The only reels I don't do this with are my saltwater setups, because then there's the real possibility of getting spooled by a fish so I don't want an extra knot in the middle of my spool.

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I NEVER pull all of the line off when I respool. When you spend good money on line and only get 330 yds I try to put it on as many reels as possible.

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I too have done this for many years. Actually, I started doing it after I first started using braid because I figured I was doing it to save on how much braid I used so I could obviously save on mono the same way.

The only reels I don't do this with are my saltwater setups, because then there's the real possibility of getting spooled by a fish so I don't want an extra knot in the middle of my spool.

You are kidding me right? A lot of sw fisherman here use braid backing tied to a fluro or mono topshot to get more line capacity so they wont get spooled. If the knot is tied right the mono/fluro would break before the knot fails. Also by using braid you can get away w/ using smaller reels for sw.  

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Redsyn- nope not kidding!

I probably didn't explain that well enough since I didn't think it mattered being that the topic was on bass fishing. On my saltwater reels I still do use a mono backing to keep the braid from spinning on the spool and to add a little cushion, I just use much less backing than I would for my freshwater reels. The difference is instead of just using braid for the last 75 yards of line per reel on my freshwater reels, I fill the spool completely on the saltwater reels. I do still have a connection knot in the line, but it's down near the hub of the spool instead of 75 yards in. That way if a fish runs off 150 yards of line (or more) it's all braid and I don't have to worry about the knot catching the outgoing line in the spool.

I don't worry about the connection knot breaking as much as I worry about the knot itself catching the outgoing line during a screaming run and potentially snapping the line from the sudden shock. I've had this happen on casts when I tried to squeeze too little braid on a rod and made a long cast.

Mind you, most of my saltwater fishing is inshore flats fishing and most all my setups are 2500 or 3000 series spinning reels max, and for bc reels I use standard size low profiles so I don't need to go much smaller on my reels here. I think I saw that you're in L.A., so we're probably doing much different kinds of sw fishing. Everyone does different things that work for their type of fishing. My stuff probably wouldn't come close to adequate where you are!

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