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If your anything like me, you like to save $ where ever you can. One way that I've been able to save some cash is with my line. Braid & fluoro to be more precise. Now I'm sure some you on here already do this but for those who don't I recommend doing it.

1.) Next time your fishing put on your best casting lure & cast it as far as you possibly can. Strip out 5 arms lengths extra & put a piece of tape on the spool.

2.) When you change your line, strip your spool all the way down to the tape & clip it off at that point. You should now have a spool about 2/5 to 1/2 full of line.

3.) Now tie your new line (Fluoro or Braid) with the old line on the spool with a uni-knot.

4.) Now you have a full spool with half of it being new line.

If you did it correctly you'll never be able cast past your uni-knot. I've been doing this for years now & never once had a problem. You can usually get two new respools per purchased spool of line. I know it's not a big money saver but with some of the prices of braid & fluoro I'll take whatever I can.

P.S.  I only do this on baitcasters.  Never tried it on Spincasters.

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This works well on both baitcast and spinning reels. For spincast, you need to fill it all with the same line or it gets tangled easily.

Also for step 3, cover the backer line as much as possible with tape, leaving the end of it up slightly to stick the start of the line being used without the need to tie it. This keeps the smaller line from digging down into the backer line and you still have 100-150 yds of usable line.

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I've used backing on my reels (spinning) for years. Regardless of what line I've used, there's enough backing such that 50-60 yards of the good line will fill the spool adequately. You get 5-6 re-spools with a typical reel filler spool of 300 yards, at least that's the old amount for mono.

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