Heck, I haven't even ordered a reel yet and here I am asking about mono backing. I reckon this'll apply to both spinning and casting reels so here it goes; walk me through your preferred method of backing your reel with mono before filling it with braid.
I'm asking because I have seen a couple different approaches and one is to lay down a bunch of mono - about half your spool or so, and tape it off. Then tie your braid onto that taped mono and fill the spool the rest of the way. Sounds simple enough, but is this a good method?
Another way is what I was thinking all along, and that is to splice the mono and braid together. The mono grips the spool, and if, for some crazy reason, your line gets peeled off at an unexpected rate and you find the end of your braid, you've still got mono all the way to the arbor. Nuttin' worse than gettin' spooled by a bass!
So, which method do y'all use and why?