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Would I be able to spool my reel with braided line now (**even thought I will not be fishing probably until mid March**) without it effecting the braided line in any way as far as memory, etc? Or will the line be fine on the reel? -thanks

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I put 200 yds. braided line on my spool 3 months ago. I have used it every week almost and I have not had it break once. Hope this helps.

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It wont be a problem at all. Braid doesn't have any memory, so you're good on that. It'll basically be right off the spool once you start fishing again. I've been using the same braid for 2 years, no problems yet....I don't use it every week, but it goes to show you that it will last for the most part.

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Braid has no memory. Spool away. It will last until you run out of line.

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Braid has no memory. Spool away. It will last until you run out of line.

I didn't think it had memory because i am used to flourocarbon, I was just making shure, THANKS

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Go ahead and spool up. Assuming your reel is stored in the same room or under similar conditions as the supply spool, what's the difference? It's sitting on either one spool or the other.

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you nedd backing or tape then the braid.

You dont need backing unless you are using a very thin diameter braid. If you use a 65# or 50# you dont need a filler. If you use 20 or 30# its gonna be a really thin braid, then you need to fill the spool a bit with a decent thickness mono to fill in so you dont spool 300 yards of braid. My advice would be to use 65# braid and spool it up. You didnt mention spinning or casting reel, but either way check your capacities of which diameter, and make your decision as to how your gonna need to spool it.

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Curado 200e7 spooled it already, and filled with 150 yrds of 30# sufix braid -performance braid-

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Curado 200e7 spooled it already, and filled with 150 yrds of 30# sufix braid -performance braid-

That might dig really bad on hook sets if you didn't put on backing.

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That might dig really bad on hook sets if you didn't put on backing.

dig into the spool?

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Yes, it could and probably will dig in the spool one way or another. This could also arise from being snagged on something that wont budge and trying to pull it free. Thinner braid will dig in more than heavier braid. It's not that big of a deal, it's just annoying and usually hinders the drag. If you leave it "dug in" the spool, then you also wont be able to cast efficiently or at all.

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yah when you set the hook or pull on the line hard the line will pull through the top couple of layers of the braid. so when you spool it do it extra tight and when you are fishing it every now and then make a long cast and reel the line back in and use your fingers to tighten it up on the spool(not as much applicable when using cranks or moving baits more so pitching)

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For the future, since you already spooled, I would wait until I was ready to go fishing. Not that there is a problem with the braid itself, but what it you decide to spool with something else, different test or maybe not braid at all.

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You dont need backing unless you are using a very thin diameter braid. If you use a 65# or 50# you dont need a filler. If you use 20 or 30# its gonna be a really thin braid, then you need to fill the spool a bit with a decent thickness mono to fill in so you dont spool 300 yards of braid. My advice would be to use 65# braid and spool it up. You didnt mention spinning or casting reel, but either way check your capacities of which diameter, and make your decision as to how your gonna need to spool it.

the reason for backing is to keep the braid from spinning on the spool.line diameter has nothing to do with backing.i use electricak tape instead of backing.

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the reason for backing is to keep the braid from spinning on the spool.line diameter has nothing to do with backing.i use electricak tape instead of backing.

most spools have holes in them so you tie right to the spool. If not, use a simple clove hitch and done. Also, the reason for "backing" is so you dont have 300 yards of 6lb diameter braid, nothing to do with keeping braid from spinning, thats what you could use tape for. If you tie a proper knot you dont need it.

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That might dig really bad on hook sets if you didn't put on backing.

Fifty pound test doesn't really dig.

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Its 30 lb test with 8# mono equiv. it shouldnt dig that bad..

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most spools have holes in them so you tie right to the spool. If not, use a simple clove hitch and done. Also, the reason for "backing" is so you dont have 300 yards of 6lb diameter braid, nothing to do with keeping braid from spinning, thats what you could use tape for. If you tie a proper knot you dont need it.

The ports in the spool aren't there for you to tie to. No, dodgeguy knows what he is talking about. Backing keeps braid from digging because it is something it can grab on to. Most people here would agree that backing is more effective than tape.

Fifty pound test doesn't really dig.

He is using thirty pound test and it will dig. When you set the hook it will dig and you will have a major headache. I would take the braid off and put a little backing on it then re spool.

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No matter what you do, 30# is soo thin its going to dig into "itself". Using "backing" is not going to prevent it. Thats why its better to just go with a 65 or 50lb braid. Its easier to deal with, and doesnt dig into itself as easily.

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It must be luck that i can catch a 20# class tuna with 40# braid and a 20-25# leader. This is my 20-25# outfit.

I carnuba waxed the spool (for saltwater protection) and no backing. Makes me think the 7+ tuna in that range in the last two years is just luck. Geez...

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It must be luck that i can catch a 20# class tuna with 40# braid and a 20-25# leader. This is my 20-25# outfit.

I carnuba waxed the spool (for saltwater protection) and no backing. Makes me think the 7+ tuna in that range in the last two years is just luck. Geez...

Saltwater is way different. On my big game rod I used 30# braid with a 20# leader. You aren't casting repeatedly like freshwater.

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It must be luck that i can catch a 20# class tuna with 40# braid and a 20-25# leader. This is my 20-25# outfit.

I carnuba waxed the spool (for saltwater protection) and no backing. Makes me think the 7+ tuna in that range in the last two years is just luck. Geez...

Not luck at all, I use 30# braid offshore and 20# inshore, all you need....even my b/c has 20# mono, and a 20# fish isn't one of the larger ones. Jaheff knows as well as I do, it's all in how the you handle the fish and using the drag the way it's meant to be used, lot's of line doesn't hurt lol.

@Packard.........the difference in saltwater and I will address inshore as we use the same basic equipment is that we fight the fish, not vegetation. If you don't know how to play a fish, you won't land too many here. You don't need 50# line to handle a 50# tarpon, you just need to know what you are doing............never get excited, that looses fish.

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There is no reason to load more than 60-80 yards of braid.

The balance should be monofilament backing or any other

type of cheap-o line.

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There is no reason to load more than 60-80 yards of braid.

The balance should be monofilament backing or any other

type of cheap-o line.

Unless of course, you are making 60-80 yd casts -

:eyebrows:

which btw, I am Not.

A-Jay

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