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Loading reel with braid... quick question??

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I just bought a new spinning reel and there is a rubber band around the spool so that I don't need mono backing to keep the braid from slipping. I always used an arbor knot with mono... same thing for braid?? Or is there a better knot with braid. I figured arbor knot for braid too... but just wanted to check with anyone who has had the experience of braid loading with these newer reels/spools. Thanks.

 

 

FYI ... I tried "search" before I posted...;)

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I use the arbor.

 

The Daiwa Saltists that I use don't come with the rubber pad, so I give them a three wrap cushion of adhesive tape, and no mono backing.

 

Haven't had any issues.

 

Keith

 

I guess my direct question was about the Arbor knot and braid compatibility. Thought it would work, but figured I'd check first before loading. thanks again.

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Why waste the braid back the reel with mono first.
This reel has the capacity I want with the braid I use. So, loading fully with braid works for me.

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This reel has the capacity I want with the braid I use. So, loading fully with braid works for me.

 

Ok in that case just wrap the braid around the spool 2-4 times then tie

A uni knot and tighten it around the spool.

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Less than 7 yds of mono will not hurt anything. On my inshore spinners with 20 or 30lb braid I use 4 or 6lb mono backing with A clinch knot to clinch knot connection. All it does is allow the braid to bite into the mono for grip so it won't spin on the spool. I even use less than 10lb mono on reels I use 50 or 55lb braid as Heavy mono will just take up useless space.

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I don't know if you need any mono if there is a pad on the spool, that is just one more knot that can fail. Part of the reason I went to braid in the first place is to reduce the amount of knots, since with 65lb braid, I have no need for a shock leader, and that is one less knot that can fail.  For tying braid directly to the spool you could start with a slip - knot that will tighten when pulled onto the spool, also an improved cinch knot or J knot work well. For braid-to mono connections I use a uni-uni. Just be sure to moisten the knot before pulling it tight.


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Doesn't mono backing help reduce costs so you can load 150 yards of braid instead of more yds of braid that most likely won't be used!

Yes it does, but I like to have 200-225 yards on so I'm not looking to reduce the amount I use by padding with mono. This reel takes 225 yards of 50lb braid of the type I prefer.

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I use a three or four turn uni knot to secure the braid to the spool. Is it a rubberband or a rubber coating on the spool? If it is a rubberband , you may want to consider a layer of Tommy tape on the spool.

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