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#12608752 - 02/03/18 11:35 AM Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel?
beeflover Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 410
Loc: eagan, mn
I spooled up a reel full of suffix 832 30 lb. I thought it would be a very versatile line for all round use but the dang stuff binds up on itself all the time. Any suggestions? After a couple hours I put the rod away it bugged me so bad. I was looking for something I could do everything with from frogs, cranks, t-rigs etc

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#12608777 - 02/03/18 12:03 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 689
Loc: waco tx
I would try 50 power pro. 30 lb braid is awful light

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#12608788 - 02/03/18 12:13 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4642
Loc: Longview, Tx
You need to spool some mono backing, tie the braid to it, and keep lots of tension on the line as you spool it to make sure that it lays tight on the spool. Any time you get hung up and pull hard on it, it is going to dig in. Just pull it loose before you reel the rest of the line up.

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#12608792 - 02/03/18 12:15 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 698
Loc: Nebraska
Make a long cast peel some line out then put electrical tape around line in spool

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#12608795 - 02/03/18 12:17 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
J.P. Greeson Offline
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Next time you are on the lake, tie on a Zara Spook and let all your line out, then reel it in at idle speed. You should end up with a tight enough spool to solve most of your problems.
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#12608798 - 02/03/18 12:20 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Originally Posted By: J.P. Greeson
Next time you are on the lake, tie on a Zara Spook and let all your line out, then reel it in at idle speed. You should end up with a tight enough spool to solve most of your problems.


And possibly a fish

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#12608803 - 02/03/18 12:21 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10155
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: beeflover
I spooled up a reel full of suffix 832 30 lb. I thought it would be a very versatile line for all round use but the dang stuff binds up on itself all the time. Any suggestions? After a couple hours I put the rod away it bugged me so bad. I was looking for something I could do everything with from frogs, cranks, t-rigs etc


Question: Does the reel have a spool that is angled on the edges? What we used to call a vee-shaped spool? If so you will have binding problem on that reel forever. Sufix 832 is great line but lemme know what kind of spool you have.

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#12608935 - 02/03/18 02:16 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Kiss88 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/16
Posts: 63
Go heavier. 50 to 65 # braid will fix your problem.

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#12608976 - 02/03/18 03:00 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: Kiss88]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22921
Loc: Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: Kiss88
Go heavier. 65 to 80 # braid will fix your problem.
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#12609012 - 02/03/18 03:27 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 7476
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
I have used Suffix 832 in 20# for saltwater without issue. 10 yards of mono backing and spool it with some tension. I can just about throw all the line off the spool of a Chronarch 50 with a 1/4oz jig head. It's a real good braided line.
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#12609045 - 02/03/18 03:52 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Lee Finlay Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 130
Loc: Irving, Tx
I have the same problem with suffix, even with the mono backing.

I don't have problems like that with other brands.

My best suggestion is to switch to another brand.

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#12609058 - 02/03/18 04:02 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
jwcromer Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2506
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
NO,tried all the tricks the answer is NO

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#12609163 - 02/03/18 06:02 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
tmd11111 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 963
Loc: San Angelo
I've found that 30# on most bait casters will dig into itself due to the level wind which lays in too close as opposed to a spinning reel which lays it in more of a criss cross pattern. Spool it with 40 or 50# and problem goes away.

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#12609311 - 02/03/18 07:42 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: beeflover]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8193
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Weird I throw lots of 30-40 on baitcasters with no issues. Mostly daiwa CT R

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#12609345 - 02/03/18 08:05 PM Re: Is there a trick to keeping braided line from binding on the reel? [Re: Kiss88]
rj74955 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 1300
Loc: Inola, Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Kiss88
Go heavier. 50 to 65 # braid will fix your problem.

Yep, 65 is all I ever use in braid.

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