Why so short?

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by sambo, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. sambo

    sambo New Member

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    Why is braided sold in lengths shorter than the capacity of my reel ? I have been told to use a mono backer . how do you tie the two together , will a square knot hold the two together ? If anyone has experience with this subject please shed some light please.
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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  3. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    A uniknot-uniknot connection for braid and mono of the same diameter.
     

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    CoonX Member

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  5. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Depending upon how much you are talking about, you can go to bass pro either in person or online and fine spools with more than 150 yds. But it does cost.
     
  6. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    I'm not a big braid user but when I have used it I never tied my braid to my mono backer. I use the backer just so I can fill out my castin reel which I prefer to keep down no less than 3/l6" to a l/4" at most.Which results in better line control and cast ability. Most braids I purchased in the past seem to come with l70yds of line or better, which works out to be 500' plus. To me that plenty of line.


    To answer your question, I think braid lasts a bit longer than mono and is a bit more expensive. So that might be a reason it comes with less length?



    J
     
  7. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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  8. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    You can find most braid in 300 yd spools at sporting goods stores. I think Wally world only has 150 yd spools. If you can't fill your reel with 300 yards, the knot connecting to your backer line doesn't really matter. If you let the fish run 900 feet of line off on you in a fresh water setting (almost 2 tenths of a mile) chances are you ain't getting a look at him even if you had 600 yards of braid on your reel:wink:
     
  9. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i use the blood knot, it has never failed me.
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    i use the uninot p pro shows u how to tie it :0a26:
     
  11. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    The spools with 150yrds are meant for spinning reels. The average ( bass ) spinning reel holds 140yrd. Any major fishing/hunting shop should have the big spools, but you can get better deals on eBay.



    -Jim-