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Knot to attach Braid to Spool

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#1 The Eye

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Posted April 17 2008 - 9:27 AM

With a new setup last Fall, I used braid for the first time.
I used a square knot (ok not the best) to attach the line to the spool.
I found when the spool got wet that all the line on the spool was able to spin which prevented the drag from working properly, etc.
What is the best knot/way to start a spool of braid to prevent this from happening.

#2 foxfai

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Posted April 17 2008 - 9:29 AM

You never tied braid to the spool directly.
Either use a electric tape and tape the braid to the spool; or tie about 4-6 warps of mono to the braid and spool up like that.
Do a search on the forums, there is a lot of info.

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Posted April 17 2008 - 10:02 AM

What foxfai said.

Put enough mono on the spool to cover it and then attach your braid to the mono backing.

Use a uni knot to connect the mono to spool and use a uni to uni connection to join the mono to braid. Don't be afraid to use a little glue on the line to line connection.

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Posted April 17 2008 - 9:03 PM

if the mono and braid are of same diameter square knot is the best..maybe you just can't tie a square knot right.square knots are for two tag lines that are of equal diameter. lines of different size will not stay together

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Posted April 18 2008 - 3:38 AM

do the braid to mono using a double uni knot ... mono to spool using an arbor knot ..

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