In this post I demonstrate how to spool a fishing reel using braided line with a monofilament backing.
The advent of braided line has been a boon for many fishing applications, however using braid can make spooling your fishing reel an expensive proposition.
The easiest way round it is to use a monofilament backing on the spool before adding braid to the top.
Use monofilament backing when spooling your fishing reel.
The main advantage of using a mono backing is cost. Braid mainly comes in 150-300 m spools and in comparison to mono can be quite expensive. For the most part, especially when bottom bashing with larger reels, the likelihood of reaching the bottom half of your reel even when fighting a big fish is slim, so all that expensive braid effectively goes to waste.
The disadvantage is that if you do not spool the lines tight, the braid can cut through the layers below it and you could lose that once in a lifetime fish.
However, if done correctly and using the appropriate knots as outlined in the video below, you should have no trouble at all.
I have caught literally thousands of fish using this method to spool my bigger reels.
So… once you’re all spooled up you’ll be ready to go fishing.
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