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jets28

Joined: 07/14/2002
Posts: 451
Location: Kings Park
 posted 08/03/2013 04:44 PM  

How do you tell based on reel line capacity how much braid will fit? Also when loading the mono backing how you make sure you put enough that a 300 yard of braid wont fall short? Also not to much that you can fit all the braid? Thanks.


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shalom


Joined: 04/06/2009
Posts: 177
 posted 08/03/2013 04:51 PM  

If you have 2 other reels put the braid on your reel first, then your mono backing to fill spool where you like it - reel this out and on reel number 2, the braid will be on top - Then reel this out on reel 3 mono will again be on top - finally reel back on your mail reel and braid will be on top with a perfect mono backing. Check the braid package it will show the mono equivalent as far as its specs normally
 
jets28

Joined: 07/14/2002
Posts: 451
Location: Kings Park
 posted 08/03/2013 04:58 PM  

Great thank you.


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shalom


Joined: 04/06/2009
Posts: 177
 posted 08/03/2013 05:15 PM  

Much welcome, forgot to mention it may be quicker and if you dont have spare reels your local bait and tackle probably has a spool station and could do this for you quickly or you could use 2 standard big spools but by hand will take forever getting on the 2 spools!
 
Grizzzz


Joined: 07/24/2011
Posts: 311
Location: Running from the Johnnies.
 posted 08/04/2013 04:25 PM  

I usually do mine this way. I reel the line onto my spool through a wet rag that i hold tightly to the line with my free hand. Then if there is still room on the spool , i add backing til it's full. I don't have a spare reel so i attach the end of the mono to a tree at the far end of my yard and walk the line out . I have to go back and forth between two trees a couple of times to get all the line off. Then i attach the mono to the spool and retrieve it all back in while doing the walk again!
 
jets28

Joined: 07/14/2002
Posts: 451
Location: Kings Park
 posted 08/05/2013 11:47 AM  

That sounds like an idea also I like doing things myself so would rather do it then pay a b and t


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shalom


Joined: 04/06/2009
Posts: 177
 posted 08/05/2013 11:53 AM  

Great idea Grizzzz!
 
ExTechjunkie


Joined: 11/01/2012
Posts: 308
Location: Landlocked on LI
 posted 08/05/2013 01:02 PM  

I don't always have a spare reel handy that holds as much or more than the reel that I'm spooling. When that's the case, I wrap electrical tape onto a drill bit until it fits snugly inside a line spool (use an empty spool or one with enough spare capacity). I completely loosen the drag on the reel with the line and use a corded drill to evenly wind the line from the reel onto the spool, guiding it by hand through a rawhide welders glove. When winding line back onto the reel later, the line gets run through a sponge that's held down by something heavy, inside a bucket of water.


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 posted 08/05/2013 03:05 PM  

Interesting methods.Smile

As I only really use 50 lb PP I have the inside of my spools marked (with a sharpie marker) where the mono backing ends and the braid begins. This way I just fill the backing to the mark, uni to uni the braid, and fill to about 1/8" from the lip. I don't do anything special other than keep finger pressure on the line, but I do wet up the line over the first several casts, meaning I don't lay into my first cast with everything I got. I make the first cast easy, the next cast harder and then the last cast full bore.

Works for me and it's pretty simple.


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