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Line Backing #12570321
01/09/18 02:04 PM
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In an effort to try and cut down on the amount of line I have to purchase I'm thinking about trying to use backing. Seems like I heard that braid works best for flipping. My questions are 1) What line type is best in general? 2)What knot are you using? 3)Some do's and don'ts?

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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570325
01/09/18 02:07 PM
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I just use big-game. Uni to Uni knot for me(even though I hope to never get to the knot)

Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570333
01/09/18 02:11 PM
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50lb braid backing, 17lb fluoro main line. Uni knot. Works for everything. Makes casting smoother and farther IMO.


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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570342
01/09/18 02:18 PM
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I use my GARBAGE P-Line as backing on all my reels and I smile while I do it because that stuff is GARBAGE!!! If I couldn’t use it as backing then I would just set it ablaze. Uni to uni knot.

I use 20# flourocarbon for flipping. Much more stealthy than braid. I don’t have grass in our nearby lakes so don’t really need braid.


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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570366
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Braid is lighter and will lower the rotational inertia of the spool. Not sure how much difference but it should help in heory

Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570385
01/09/18 02:40 PM
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Any line works for backing....double uni-knot.

If you're not using backing, you're backing up!



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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570582
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I use whatever 20lb junk monofilament is around as backing then join it to the main line with a double-uni knot.

Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570625
01/09/18 04:54 PM
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Never put braid straight on a reel. It'll slip on the spool during a hard hook set. That's probably the biggest "don't do". I usually tie a double uni knot.


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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570702
01/09/18 05:26 PM
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I use big game to fill half the spool and fill the rest with Seaguar. For joining braid to leader the alberto not is best. for tying braid to a lure the double palomar is hard to beat. I do not ever long line lures so i never reach the knot. Usually i respool the braid or flouro before i ever get that low. Do your research and find out what is best/easier/cost effective for you to do.

Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570703
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Zebco Omniflex 700 yards for $1.79 @ Walmart

Re: Line Backing [Re: Matt1212] #12570732
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Originally Posted By: Matt1212
I just use big-game. Uni to Uni knot for me(even though I hope to never get to the knot)


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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570806
01/09/18 06:01 PM
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I use the cheapest line I can find. Saltwater yellow line, no sure the brand, is usually what I use. Helps me see when I need to respool

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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12570913
01/09/18 06:51 PM
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it doesn't matter. just use the cheapest you have laying around, spool it on, then wrap some electrical tape tightly around it a few times, and you'll never have to mess with it again. you just permanently widened your spool. fish


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Re: Line Backing [Re: senko9S] #12571162
01/09/18 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: senko9S
it doesn't matter. just use the cheapest you have laying around, spool it on, then wrap some electrical tape tightly around it a few times, and you'll never have to mess with it again. you just permanently widened your spool. fish


Now that's a great idea. thanks


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Re: Line Backing [Re: BCBassCat] #12571294
01/09/18 11:00 PM
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I think the line companies pay the reel companies to make the spools hold as much line as they do... you buy a 7.3 ratio reel to take up more line... when spool gets lower than full, that ratio obviously decreases... no need for bass spools to hold as much line as they do. Is there any logical reason they hold so much line? Bass isn’t going to spool you...

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