Backing for Braided Line
Posted October 06 2002 - 10:03 AM
Posted October 06 2002 - 10:17 AM
I use the dacron line that my father stripped off all his old offshore reels. Mono also works fine.
Posted October 06 2002 - 10:49 AM
I've never used dacron as a backing - what's your thinking on that?
Posted October 06 2002 - 10:54 AM
Posted October 06 2002 - 10:59 AM
Nothing wrong with Ande, Big Game, or Hi-Seas Quattro.. Just make sure when you spool it, its wound nice and tight..
What's the amount of line you can spool on the reel you're looking to spool? I usually go with 50-75 yds. of backing with smaller conventionals like my calcuttas - If I'm doing this with larger conventionals I'll up it to roughly 100 yds
Posted October 06 2002 - 11:59 AM
Like I said, mono works fine, just dont use really large diameter stuff to fill the spool quickly. I think you are best off matching the test of the line you are going to use with the backing. Just my humble opinion.
Posted October 06 2002 - 12:23 PM
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Posted October 06 2002 - 12:30 PM
What lbs. 20 and 50 or 30 and 50 for most fishing in Hook area(weaks,fluke, small blues,blackfish,strippers.
Posted October 06 2002 - 1:09 PM
Trying to make life simpler in my old age.
Posted October 06 2002 - 1:13 PM
Posted October 06 2002 - 2:27 PM
I'd use 30 and 50 because, IMO, the 20 is too thin and and can be difficult at times. Also remember to add 10 - 15 foot length of mono to the end of the braid. Amongst other advantages, mono is easier to untangle and most tangles occur at the end of the line. Try out the braid first on a reel or two and be sure that you like it before changing the line on all of your reels. Also, make sure that your favorite boat does not object to the use of braid. Some boats have an unfavorable view of it and have banned it. It can do nasty things to the mates' hands, it's murder on the shaft of the boat when it gets tangled around it and it's a PIA to untangle.
Posted October 06 2002 - 2:35 PM
I have found that the occasional backlashes I have had with braid are actually easier to get out than mono. I have only had one that I had to cut out. I don't know why, and would think that because it is a thinner diameter it would be harder to pick out, but that is not that way I have found it.
Posted October 06 2002 - 3:08 PM
I have to say, I would bet that if I wanted to, I could make a worse backlash in braid than mono.
Posted October 06 2002 - 6:01 PM
Now, trying to make backlashes. Hmmmmmmm, I don't know. I have spent entirely too much time picking through mono birds nests for me to agree with that one. If we should ever meet on a party boat tog trip, and the fishing is slow we'll have to give that a shot. I'll nest up your reel and you can have at mine. That'll keep us busy.