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I have been trying hard to find a back up baitcasting spool does anyone know where I could buy one?

You haven't given enough info for anyone to answer your question. You might as well ask where can you can buy a backup alternator for your car engine.

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I have been trying hard to find a back up baitcasting spool does anyone know where I could buy one?

The manufacturer usaully sells extra spools, check your schematics for the part, spools do not appear in your schematics as just " spool ", it appears as spool assembly ( spool + bearing/s + brake inductor or brake block ), contact the manufacturer and ask for it. Spool assemblies for bcs are not cheap like spools for spinning reels.

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depending on the cost of the reel I would recomend getting another reel.

For example the price of a Citica spool shipped will be close to half of what the entire reel costs. another option is to look for a used reel, spools rarely get damaged and you have extra parts available or an entire new setup if you like.

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What do you want an extra spool for?  Are you concerned about getting a bad backlash, where it might be easier to swap out spools rather than waste time untangling the birds nest?  The old Abu 521s came with spare spools and it was a relatively easy deal to swap out spools.  You might try to find one of those.

I fished as a co-angler for a number of years in BFL tournaments and I was very concerned about backlashing a reel and wasting time or taking the rig out of the game.  After a while, I always carried 2 or 3 extra reels in a box in the bottom of my tackle bag.  My personal rule was 2 minutes.  If I worked on a backlash for 2 minutes and I couldn't see progress, I'd stop and change out the reel.  That only took a couple of more minutes.

If that's why you want spare spools, you might want to consider just carrying a couple of extra reels.  If this rant stretched this thread in yet a different directiion, I'm ok with that.

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Nowhere he said he wanted extra spools to change in case of a backlash.

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I'm loving this borderline bizarre thread.

Remember the old Art Linkletter show "Children say the darndest things " , well it applies here.

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What do you want an extra spool for? Are you concerned about getting a bad backlash, where it might be easier to swap out spools rather than waste time untangling the birds nest? The old Abu 521s came with spare spools and it was a relatively easy deal to swap out spools. You might try to find one of those.

I fished as a co-angler for a number of years in BFL tournaments and I was very concerned about backlashing a reel and wasting time or taking the rig out of the game. After a while, I always carried 2 or 3 extra reels in a box in the bottom of my tackle bag. My personal rule was 2 minutes. If I worked on a backlash for 2 minutes and I couldn't see progress, I'd stop and change out the reel. That only took a couple of more minutes.

If that's why you want spare spools, you might want to consider just carrying a couple of extra reels. If this rant stretched this thread in yet a different directiion, I'm ok with that.

I want it so I can switch line from 12 pound to 50 pound braid for my flippin stick

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in that case you can tie a 12lb fluro leader onto your braid where or when required, and just snip it off to go back to the braid setup. i've done that before while fishing. if I take my two sons fishing and we are going to fish frogs, or flip, i just cut the leaders off a couple of my setups so they can use them for frogging or flipping, and then when i go back to fishing by myself i just tie on the leaders, with whatever lb test i want for the next trip. probably won't take much longer than putting on a new spool.

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