Backing your reel

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matt-k29

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Hi there. whats the best advice you can give on backing my reel. I was going to back the reel with 6lb mono then use low diameter for the last 80yrds or so would you reccommend this. Also how can i avoid having a knot in the line. I found last year when trying to cast out i kept hitting the knot therefore not being able to cast to the required distance. thanks for any help in advance . Matt.
 

BlythMags

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See here:

http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/3965

More advice than you can shake a stick at.

Alan G
 

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First put on the line you intend to use. Then fill up the spool with old wool. Remove both then wind on the wool cover this with several tight turns of insulation tape. Then tie on the line ensuring the knot lies at the bottom edge of the spool wind on by nand a number of turns to ensure the knot is well covered then wind on the rest of the line

chill out go fishing

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AL_Peters

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I use good electrical tape and fill the gaps with pva always have done never had a problem if your not comfy with backing reels try and get shallow spools that take 100m of line.
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