2506remParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 6:18 amPost count: 41
What do you put under braid on the spool to fill it up? Thanks KennylittlealfetParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 11:15 amPost count: 739
Use either black tape or some monofiliment line of 10 to 15 lb testdelmutsParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 12:48 pmPost count: 525
I keep spools of mono that I don’t use any more as fill ( I’ve gone to all braid with flouro leaders). Braid is expensive so I only put about 80 yds. on a reel
The rest is backing. Also remember that when the line is looking worn; reverse it! The line underneath is still like new.delmutsParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 2:42 pmPost count: 525
I want to add.
I bought a line counter that locks onto the rod. ( mine is a Berkley and didn’t cost much) I keep a note book of how much line each reel holds and of what dia./ test. That way after the first time I know how much backing to put on before loading the braid. With small dia. braid ( such as PP 2/10) I have to wrap the line a half turn around the rod to make contact in the counter. I also have kept a couple of empty line spools; put a bolt thru them so I can mount it on a cordless drill to pull line of reels when stripping, or If I don’t have enough backing to take the braid off to put more backing on. 😉katfishParticipantJanuary 29, 2018 at 2:34 amPost count: 73
I put old mono on the reel and then connect the braid. Works well and saves money.HEUYParticipantJanuary 30, 2018 at 1:42 pmPost count: 552
I have used both Dacron and black electricians tape. Either works fine for me. I have braid that is 20 yrs old I still have on. I try to have 100yds of braid and than and fluorocarbon. I run 20# most of the time which is still smaller than the 6-8# mono I put on. But when I snag it is a LOT easier to just break off 30′ of line! That is my normal leader length. I know it should be 18-30 inches. This way I can retie a LOT.
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