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Old 06-12-2011, 10:44 AM
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Are the van staal reels braid ready or do you use backing????
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I would recommend backing
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:39 PM
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Always use at least a few yards of Mono backing under the braid
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:32 PM
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Agreed other wise you may experience slippage. Besides to put that much braid on a reel will cost you. I have 50 yards of 20 pound mono on my 250 and it will take 300 yards of 40 pound braid on top of that.
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