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Back It Up with Braid

High-tech line beneath the monofilament on your reels saves space and money

March 10, 2012
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Even with 800 yards of backing, this reel can still fit 500 feet of 100-pound mono. Capt. Vincent Daniello
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Poyer’s mono-to-braid loop extends two layers of hollow braid to the mono. Capt. Vincent Daniello
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The spool at left was stretched wider when compacted mono and braid expanded. Capt. Vincent Daniello
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Poyer wraps the spool once with electrical tape, then wraps the braid three times around the arbor and ties with a uni-knot before spooling. Capt. Vincent Daniello
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Poyer goes through a standard cat’s paw four times. Backing loop from Bimini must be large enough to accommodate a spool of mono. Capt. Vincent Daniello
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Watch that your braid doesn’t bury itself into bulk spools. Capt. Vincent Daniello
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