Should You Use Braid Ready Spools Or Put On A Mono Backing?
What are the benefits of braid-ready spools?
How do you know which type of spool will be best for using braided line?
This is important because the spool of a reel can affect the way you handle a fighting fish as well as cast your line out.
Check out the answers below!!
What Is A Braid Ready Spool? [VIDEO]
When you go to spool your reel with braid, you need to figure out how to make the braid stay on the arbor so it doesn’t slip.
Braid Ready Spool
Braid ready spools have a rubber band inserted into the arbor of the spool itself.
This allows you to tie the braid directly onto the rubber band.
Tying the braid directly to the rubber band will allow you to have a good hold on the fish you fight.
After wear and tear on the spool though, the rubber band can lose its seal to the arbor which can lead to your line slipping down the spool and losing fish.
A traditional spool has little indentations along the arbor from top to bottom.
Traditional spools will need masking tape around the arbor to spool the reel with braid or backing of monofilament line to wrap first around the arbor.
A short-term solution is to tie the braid directly to the braid ready spools but don’t rely on this for everyday use.
The best approach is to put a monofilament backing on the spool leading into the braided line
This is suggested for either type of spool and can save you money!!
Let us know if you found this advice helpful down in the comments!
Here are the tutorials for spooling your own line on reels:
- How To Spool A Spinning Reel With Braid
- Should You Use Mono When Spooling Your Spinning Reel With Braid?
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