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Old 09-29-2008, 11:26 PM
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Default Line spooling on new reel question

Let me start by saying that I'm new to conventional reels
I just picked up a Shimano Torium 16 reel. Here's the question I have I have a 300 yd Spool of Berkley Fireline 20 lb that I want to put on it (It says Berkley 20lb is equal to 8lb mono in size.
The reel is rated 450/16, 320/20. My question is will I have to put backing on and then the 300 yards of Berkley or will the 300 yards of Berkley fill it up? If anyone knows and I do have to put backing on to fill up the spool should I use 8lb mono as the backing or does it matter. Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:39 PM
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There are two ways to do this.
1) With Fireline, the line needs backing, or it will slip on the spool. I always use 20# mono. I put enough backing to cover the spool, and than some.
2) In the past, to get a full spool of Fireline, or braid, I would put a few turns on the spool and tape it. Yes, with duct tape. This would hold the end.
This latter, I don't do anymore, I find it easier, and cleaner to use the mono backing.
In my experience, with superlines, the mono equivalent's that the manufacturers put on the packages is inaccurate. The line diameter is usually larger that what it states on the box. Not by much, but it differs.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Line spooling on new reel question

don't know exactly how to achieve the right amount of line...but yeah backing with higher test mono is the way to go. Like JimmyZ said. Mono will grab onto the spool, braid will slip?...What if you get spooled. Will the 8lb. test do any good?
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: Line spooling on new reel question

There's one sure way to get it right every time, but it's a royal PIA to do.

Use a small bit of tape to start the braid onto the spool and wind on the entire spool of braid, or, if it's a bulk spool, wind to the point where you'll need to attach the mono backing. Attach the mono that you'll be using for backing (I use 40#) and fill the spool to the top.

Slide a large empty plastic line spool onto a bolt and tighten it down with a nut. I keep a few empty spools just for this. If you don't have any go check with your local tackle shop, they often have a few lying around that they'll give you.

Put this onto a drill and spin all the line onto the spool

Get another spool, do the nut and bolt thing and spin the line off the first spool and onto the second - the mono backing should be on top now

Tie the mono backing onto the reel spool and wind it on be sure to keep a bit of pressure on, but not too much.

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Old 10-22-2008, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: Line spooling on new reel question

Thanks sudsy, I think that's the way I'm going to go. Just guessing never seems to work out.
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Default Re: Line spooling on new reel question

Sucks don't it
I have 4 reels staring at me that need line and i do not feel like dealing with.

I'll do like I always do and wait until the night before until i do em
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Sucks don't it
I have 4 reels staring at me that need line and i do not feel like dealing with.

I'll do like I always do and wait until the night before until i do em
lol, I know what you mean, Sudsy.
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