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Line Backing
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:11:02 AM »

When u guys spool mono line backing, do you use the cheapest line you can get? And do you get an eight or ten pound test, or something stronger? Spooling my new Rocket Hyperspeed with some fifty lb power pro for frogging (the weeds and muck I fish isn't that thick), and wondering how much and what kind of backing I should put on it.

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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 09:34:30 AM »

I am using some cheap Zebco mono in I think 10lb. I figure it is just used to help fill the spool before I put on my 75yds or so of braid, so I wont spend alot of money on backing. There may be other reasons, but this is my thinking

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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 09:38:31 AM »

I am using some cheap Zebco mono in I think 10lb. I figure it is just used to help fill the spool before I put on my 75yds or so of braid, so I wont spend alot of money on backing. There may be other reasons, but this is my thinking

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That's funny. I am at Wal-Mart looking at that same line, which prompted me to write this post LOL. I was thinking the same thing you were

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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 09:40:53 AM »

That's funny. I am at Wal-Mart looking at that same line, which prompted me to write this post LOL. I was thinking the same thing you were

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YUP! Seems to work for me, but there may be other opinions. I figure I am fishing for fun and have not had any issues using it, so why change.

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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 09:56:32 AM »

Straight braid, dont be cheap like Rick.  ~roflmao
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 09:58:27 AM »

Straight braid, dont be cheap like Rick.  ~roflmao
Dude, I shot my wad on the new rod and reel, gotta cut corners somehow LOL

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »

Dude, I shot my wad on the new rod and reel, gotta cut corners somehow LOL

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Honestly, the best backing is old braid. Keeps the spool weight down to cast better.  ;)
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 10:27:05 AM »

Honestly, the best backing is old braid. Keeps the spool weight down to cast better.  ;)
I didn't think of that, thanks

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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 10:31:35 AM »

That's funny. I am at Wal-Mart looking at that same line, which prompted me to write this post LOL. I was thinking the same thing you were

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Unless you are getting all the way down to your backing, it won't matter. That line will never see the light of day...hopefully.
Cheapest line! In my case I use whatever mono I have around the house that's cheap.

Anyone who suggests using expensive line for backing needs to reassess their life decisions lol.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 10:34:26 AM »

I'm a straight Braid user too.

My major reason is sometimes the mono to braid 'knot' would cause hank ups on the cast.
now maybe it's just my 'knot tieing abilities' but I'm not the worst knot tier.

Next challenge was getting the proper amount of backing.
Seemed I frequently would end up with 'braid' left over on the spool.
To short to really be of any use......so ended up wasting expensive line.

When I would only put on like 75 feet or less of braid.......after numerous outtings and switching lures the braid to mono knot would show it's ugly head again and being a 'long caster I'd start getting the mono coming out on the cast...now you have a potentially new 'weak link' PLUS I'd end up with like 20-30 feet of braid left......unless pitching.......that amount is worthless....hence I'd end up cutting off the 'short' remaining braid off and respooling....again wasting the expensive braid cut off. >:D

Spinning gear the above challenges were even worse.

The ability to reverse the braid on a reel.......can give you 2-5 years or better on a single spool of braid.

just seemed more cost effective and less on water surprises FOR ME to go straight braid.

But if I WERE to use backing........I'd go CHEAP mono.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 10:37:50 AM »

I just fill up my spool with braid and when it gets low just fill it back up tying on new braid using what’s there as a backer


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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 10:47:08 AM »

I have been using mono backing for years. Sometimes I even use it, double uni knotted to a different mono, fluoro or braid. I have always used Trilene XT Green for backing in 12 lb.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 11:38:45 AM »

 I always use good quality mono, but I do fish on the Chesapeake Bay where it is not uncommon to get bit by a 20 plus pound blue catfish or a 36 inch rockfish. i have had the backing go out through the guides several times. If I take my time and make sure the wraps do not criss cross when tying my double uni knot then that knot will go right out the guides with ease.  I use 14 pound Stren Clear Blue mono. I get it from Wally World for about $8.00 for the spool, it works out to about 3 cents a yard. That is cheap enough to use and I have the confidence it is quality line.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 03:13:13 PM »

I use Trilene Big Game 10# for backing, five or six passes to make a nice bed for the braid to anchor to, and splice it with an FG knot.  It was a couple bucks for a 1500 yd spool.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 11:00:14 PM »

I use Trilene Big Game 10# for backing, five or six passes to make a nice bed for the braid to anchor to, and splice it with an FG knot.  It was a couple bucks for a 1500 yd spool.

I have the same spool just for backing. Has lasted me a few years now.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2018, 12:28:36 AM »

I'm using 8 to 12lb CXX because that is what I have laying around in abundance.  I use just a short piece, couple of wraps around the spool for grip and the rest is braid, for a few reasons.

I deal with fish that can run and actually strip most of the line on a hi capacity spool so I want as much braid on the reel as possible.

I deal with fish that can run and actually strip ALL the line off of the reel and take the spool with them (I have had this happen) and total out a decent reel and rod, by using the lighter line, it will snap and not damage the reel.  The sudden jerk from 40 or 50 lb braid is enough to damage many good reels, because they are designed for more even or subtle stresses, not the slam of line coming to the ummmm end of the line. Mono also stretches before it breaks so it acts like a shock absorber lessening the blow to the spool.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2018, 06:25:52 AM »

I run a wrap or 2 around the spool then it's braid all the way. I use what I have hanging around mono, flouro, don't seem to matter which. I soak a rag in  line conditioner and the new line through it, cleans the dust and stuff off the new line form the manufacturing processes.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2018, 07:12:59 AM »

Thanks guys, knew I could count on UB members for input.
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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2018, 07:50:35 AM »

I use either 10lb or 12lb Big Game as well.

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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2018, 07:51:36 AM »

I have another question myself.
For those who run their line onto another reel to recycle it, do you go from one reel to another of about the same size, or send it to one with a lower capacity to compensate for some of the line lost due to snags and changing lures?
Or does it just depend on the needs at the moment?
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2018, 08:51:16 AM »

I have another question myself.
For those who run their line onto another reel to recycle it, do you go from one reel to another of about the same size, or send it to one with a lower capacity to compensate for some of the line lost due to snags and changing lures?
Or does it just depend on the needs at the moment?

I usually go smaller reel because I'm usually changing it out because of cast ability, which is because it is so low in the spool.

I have a couple of bait rods that have pieces spliced together to make a full reel, that is the last resting place before it becomes sewing thread or something like that.  Looks kind of funny with 20 to 50 lb line stretched across the water.
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Re: Line Backing
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 09:29:17 AM »

I usually use some 12lb Big Game as I have a abundance of it as well. 10lb would probably be better as it would make  finer (smoother) layer. To me that line will never see action so 8lb would work as well I am sure. My using 12 lb also makes for the tying of a blood knot easier. That is what I use to connect my backing to my main line. It lays down well and is pretty small.

The line capacity is 12/145 so if you buy 150 yard filler spools you may want to make a few layers so you can split the 150 yard spool and get 2 reels out of one spool, cutting the braid cost in 1/2 basically. This is how I do mine but I am looking at a 30 to 40 yard cast generally.

Seriously a 75 yard cast with a frog is a pretty sweet toss. ::) But useless to me. I've found that in my heavy lily pads that is not a wise move to catch a fish at that distance in the pads. 7 out of 10 times you will never get it to the boat. Oh the 1 lbers maybe a 2 lber you will get back regularly. But the fish of a lifetime or even just a decent 5 lber will wrap you up. You can get its head up and keep it up at that distance. 

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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 03:13:16 PM »

I try to match the diameter of the mono backing with the braid. If the braid is the same as say 12 lb. test, I use 12 lb. mono backing. I just try to keep it simple and consistent.
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