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Old 07-06-2005, 03:54 PM
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One thing you might consider if you load up a big reel with braid, to help keep your cost down,, is to fill your spool about halfway with a good sturdy Mono, then tie on 150 yards or so of braid and fill the spool the rest of the way. Using the Mono as a "backing" lets you fill the spool as full as it should be and is much cheaper than trying to get a big reel filled the proper amount with ONLY braid. Chances are you won't be casting any more than 150 yards anyway, and if you use a good knot to join the two lines you'll still have plenty of strength there if a big fish tries to pull out more.
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