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Most of my reels are getting low on line and I'm thinking about switching my braid from Power Pro to McCoy. McCoy, however, is much more expensive. I'm thinking about putting on some mono first; but I'm not sure how much.

It seems like folks who use it just to prevent slippage, only put on a few yards. But for bulking up the spool to save braid, I assume you would use more. How much more? Thanks!

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I like 80-100 yards of main line to fish with.

For simplicity, maybe about half your spool

can be backing.

8-)

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I would tie it on to the power pro that's already on the spool and just top it off, 50-100 yds. The PP is your backing why take it off?

I add fresh braid all the time to what's left on the spool.  The only negative is the older line is a bit faded but does not affect performance.

I've never had braid slip and I never use a mono backing, I tape to the spool.

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I like 80-100 yards of main line to fish with.

For simplicity, maybe about half your spool

can be backing.

8-)

Exactly.

For backing I use 25-lb Trilene Big Game, which fills half the spool real fast.

Typically, a 300-yd spool of 30-lb braid will fill three spinning reels with leftover.

Roger

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Whether I've used mono or braid I've always used enough backing such that 50-60 yards of actual line to fish with is used.

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I would tie it on to the power pro that's already on the spool and just top it off, 50-100 yds. The PP is your backing why take it off?

I add fresh braid all the time to what's left on the spool. The only negative is the older line is a bit faded but does not affect performance.

I've never had braid slip and I never use a mono backing, I tape to the spool.

That's pretty funny. I didn't even consider that as an option. Duh! Thanks for all the other replies too.

How about line burying? You know, in the unlikely event that a backlash occurs? Does a mono back stop the braid from burying unto the spool should I, possibly, pull to hard getting out a knot or just ended up with a heavy duty birdnest on cast?

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