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Spooling powerpro only, which do i use?

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I'm going to be spooling straight powerpro if you guys give me the go ahead. Here are my three options. Either use a layer of 12lb berkley big game mono and tie an alberto to the powerpro, use the supplied "arbor tape" on the spool or use electrical tape. The 50# powerpro is going on my quantum accurist pt which has a spool with holes, but none go fully through. I didnt know if the holes would grab the powerpro either. So what's my best method of installing it without getting the slip? I used electrical tape on my spinning reels spool and got no slip from the fireline i was using.

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Cheap mono backing is the way to go...

I use Suffix 10# backing with 30# fireline. I've been really happy with this setup.

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Went to spool up and realized, i dont have enough mono! So i put the arbor tape on instead and it worked good. I pinched the ez spool between my knees and it didnt slip on the spool, so it's all good. I could fit a ton of line on there, i finally got the right diameter and didn't just settle for whatever my buddy had lying around in his garage lol. I also spooled up my spinning rod with the 6lb. I'm actually happy with my setups now, for once this season!

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For small capacity spools I just put some electrical tape around the spool and wind away. On larger reels and my saltwater stuff, I always go with backing.

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I've always backed with mono but hear the arbor/electric tape works just fine. Personally I don't think it matters. Some people like to use the mono to save some dough.

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Not enough mono?  You only need enough to basically cover the spool.  A few yards at most.  Most people will fill it about halfway, given enough backing.  Any of the ways you mentioned will work just fine though.

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IMO the only reason to use backing is to save money by spooling less braid.  I spool up with braid all the way, never had a slippage issue.

http://www.powerpro.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/nl/powerpro/company/using_powerpro.html

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Not enough mono? You only need enough to basically cover the spool. A few yards at most. Most people will fill it about halfway, given enough backing. Any of the ways you mentioned will work just fine though.

Yeah someone got into it and i wasn't aware lol. Oh well, i'd rather spool up all the way with the braid anyways.

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i don't like the electrical tape route because electrical tape leaves a gummy residue behind. plus, it compresses and can lose its grippiness.

when i go straight braid, i run the line through two of the holes in the spool and then tie my knot...100% no slippage guaranteed. where that is not possible, i use mono backing and it works great...you only need a couple of feet or so.

whatever you do, do something. i've had an instance where i tied braid directly onto a bare spool and i tested it out by pulling and pulling on it and it would not slip. on the water, it was a different situation...the fish wasn't even that big and it was slipping.

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IMO the only reason to use backing is to save money by spooling less braid. I spool up with braid all the way, never had a slippage issue.

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But you use spinning reels exclusively. Slipping on the spool is more of an issue with baitcast reels.

For the record I spool up about 10 yards or-so of tightly wound mono on my baitcasters

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A spool is a spool regardless of how it is mounted on the reel, line tied or taped to metal.  Most freshwater fish, at least the ones I've caught do not peel that much line off.  I use the same basic equipment for fish than can and do peel off lots of line and never a slippage.

True I use spinning gear for almost everything except offshore ocean, 20#braid taped to a conventional reel ( Avet MXJ ) never slipped.

Whatever method one is comfortable with that's the one that should be used.

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Snook, you're not understanding the potential problem of the line slipping on the spool. It has nothing to do with line running off the spool to the end - the bullk of coiled line can actually intermittently spin on the spool. The problem with tying to a drilled spool, is the spool can actually cut the braid. Best to run a dozen or so turns of mono, at least.

I'd say that 4 out of 5 reels that I receive for service with slipping drags are due to improper backing with braid. No rhyme or reason to spinning or casting reels, just another easy $20 for me. I even had one come back twice last year, after I respooled the reel using a few wraps of mono to fix the issue.

"This reel is doing the same thing it did before."

"Did you put new line on it?"

"Yeah, fresh braid."

"Did you use a mono backer?"

"No."

"There's your problem."

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Snook, you're not understanding the potential problem of the line slipping on the spool.

You're right, I don't understand it because I've never had it happen. As matter of fact I just bought a new Abu Soron 60 and as long as I'm going to the store to buy some braid I may as well have them spool it up for me.  I'm sure he will use a few yards of backing and tie, that's ok with me but if I did it myself I would just tape it.........I like to make things easy.  BTW I won't be going out today, 14' seas in the gulfstream........lol.

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A turn or two electrical tape works fine, too. :)

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IMO the only reason to use backing is to save money by spooling less braid. I spool up with braid all the way, never had a slippage issue.

http://www.powerpro.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/nl/powerpro/company/using_powerpro.html

X2 on all musky setups.

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