Re: Braided lines no good?
The only way you can spool braid incorrectly is to not use enough tension - you have to wind it on tightly to prevent the line from digging into the line on the spool when you fight a large fish. Wetting the line will do nothing positive - the line does not absorb water, and if anything, the water in between the layers of line may reduce the amount of line on the spool. I wouldn't be concerned with having more than 250 yds on your reel. If the amount of line is that important to you, replace the 50lb with 20 or 30lb - that will be more than enough for bass. If you do manage to wrap your line around a tree limb across the river, that 50lb line of yours may just uproot the whole damn tree!