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After noticing some small frays deep on my 30# pp (on parts of the string that never even touched water) I took it back. A buddy of mine recommend I go with some 20#, said it would cast better yadda yadda. After reading about baitcaster reels and braid I read where people were having bad dig in with 20# test due to it bein real thin. Is this true? Will it happen even if I put about 10 yards of 8lb mono backing? I would rather not have to return the line for a second time but if its going to be an issue I will.

on a side note, spooling braid on a baitcaster goes: mono tied to reel with arbor knot, then uniknot to braid correct?

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If you will put on 100 yds or so of mono instead of 10 then put on about 30' more braid than your cast length you won't have any digging in problems or fraying problems.

I have some 30# power pro that has been on a long time and have had no problems like you describe.

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first of all ditch the outdated powerpro and get some fireline braid.secondly use 50 lb or heavier on a baitcast reel and save the 20 for spinning.

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I have been using lighter braid this season and I dont like it. I have lost more lures and fish while using anything less than 30 lb. I have been using suffix and power pro by the way.

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I may be wrong here, but isn't that the purpose of the arbor tape that's included?

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CanalStalking, for bass fishing, it is not economical to fill the whole reel spool with ANY line you fish with. All the line from the spool arbor to about 2/3 to 3/4 filled is just filler. The wise angler will only have new line on his reel that is enough to fill up the top 1/3 to 1/4 of the spool capacity and replace that when the joining knot comes off the spool on a cast. Even if you only use 1/2 spool of filler, you only have to replace the top 1/2 of the line that you use.

It is just a waste to fill the spool full of new line and after the line level gets low enough to affect performance or re-spooling for tournaments, you throw away good line that is unused.

With superlines, after the used part gets somewhat frayed/fades and the amount on the reel is enough, just reverse it by tying the frayed end to the filler and you have new unused line to fish with.

Mono doesn't work as well with the reversing because of the accumulated memory, but still you only have to replace the top section instead of all of it.

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