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Blackstarluver, I use mono backing too. I think I know what you're saying in your 1st post. Must be a lot of work transfering that many times, but it sounds like a good way to save some Fireline or whatever you are using. Otherwise it can be a guessing game on how much mono backing to use. If you have 2 matching reels, you could make the transfer once. Put the superline on first & then the mono on reel one. Then transfer that to back onto reel 2. Sorry, I don't have any ideas for you. I usually buy the bigger spools & end up with a little extra. But I know that's what you are trying to avoid.

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The reason why I use mono backing on my superlines is because superlines don't have nearly as much friction with them and the line tends to slip on the spool. It really helps alot.

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Tape is a good idea for backing. I'll try that next time. Thanks for the tip Slick2526

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No matter what I put mono backing on my baitcasters. For one you dont waste as much line at once. Second is you can save money b/c if it is a spool of 150yds then you can put that on 2 spools.

To join the mono to the superline i tie a Blood Knot.

For my spinning reel then I dont use any backing b/c they normally dont hold as much line as a baitcaster would.

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Blackstar:

I guess the only way I can think of is this, and it won't save many steps, but will save some.

Use cheap mono for backing (that eliminates the need for taping the superline to the spool, too). Anyway, if you're spooling 25/12 fireline, spool 12 lb backing (yeah, that's light, but if you have a fish that peels off 150 yards of 25/12 fireline, you're dead anyway).

Spool the reel fully with the cheap mono. Then figure out how far apart your arms have to be to make a yard. Then use that arm reach to strip 150 yards of cheap line off the reel, which will take 150 arm pulls. Since you're pulling off 12-lb diameter mono, you should be able to cut it after you've got off 150 yards, tie on the superline and spool that back on.

It's not a perfect system, but it's all I can think of.

I just guess, myself. If I end up with a little bit of room on the spool, it's OK. And if I'm left with 20 yards on the 150 yard factory spool, well, 130 yards of superline is enough.

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I was just wondering if anyone has a formula for loading superline on a reel. I have in the past on the reels spool (empty) loaded it with the superline, then blood knotted on mono and filled the spool. I then would wind the line to an empty spool, then wind it onto another empty spool, then load my reel. The reason I do this is 'cause superlines are more expensive and I want to not waste any. Now I digress; is there a formulae for calculating the amount of mono to superline to get a more precise loading on the spool, cutting out the falderall involved?
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I guess I really dont understand what you mean by the question. Myself, I have never used mono backing. I prefer to put a peice of electrical tape around the spool, just for it barely touches ends. Then I connect the line how you normally would. I have never noticed the line slipping after this. Hope this helps.

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Okay, when I fill my spinning reel spool, I fill it to within an 1/8'' from the edge of the spool. Superlines come in 75yd to 150yd spools. Due to the smaller Dia. of the superlines I cannot fill the spool to within 1/8' of the edge of the spool, which will greatly cut down on casting distance. So I add mono to it to fill in the space.
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JC

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