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My reel says it holds 250yds of 8lb braid. So I bought a 300yd spool of PP 8lb. I just loaded the reel, and got all 300yds on it.

I know loading too loose causes problems. Is it possible to load it too tight?
 

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Have you considered putting about 100 yds of some cheap "backing" on the spool, first... Then You can put 100 yds or so of the more expensive line on top... It saves a few $$'s over the year and You have fresh line leftover to boot...
 

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I've thought about it, but honestly. PP is cheap compared to fly lines. I can usually get 3 years out of PP. That's only $8.00 a year.
 

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Different brands/types of line have varying diameters depending on Lb test. Who knows what brand/type of line they use when they determine the capacity. Maybe the line you are using is smaller in diameter than the line they used when determining capacity.
 

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I think IFSHDOU2? means by "cheap backing" is cheap mono or something to that effect. I do that as well. Top 100 yrds of whatever you want. Eg. Seaguar fluoro is pretty expensive stuff so I back it with 8lb cheap mono. Use up the top 100', strip it back to the knot, and reline. Unless you are fishing monster fish, that backing will never see the light of day.
 

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I think IFSHDOU2? means by "cheap backing" is cheap mono or something to that effect. I do that as well. Top 100 yrds of whatever you want. Eg. Seaguar fluoro is pretty expensive stuff so I back it with 8lb cheap mono. Use up the top 100', strip it back to the knot, and reline. Unless you are fishing monster fish, that backing will never see the light of day.
^^^ RIGHT !! I see so many Guys scrimping on LINE or using OLD stuff...
Its THE most important LINK other than a good knot...
use FRESH line....
 

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Being a fly fisherman i'm used to turning lines around. That's what I do with the PP too. After a year or so, I turn around the whole line, and start over.

However, i'm also used to using backing too, so I should do it on spinning reels too.
 

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I think IFSHDOU2? means by "cheap backing" is cheap mono or something to that effect. I do that as well. Top 100 yrds of whatever you want. Eg. Seaguar fluoro is pretty expensive stuff so I back it with 8lb cheap mono. Use up the top 100', strip it back to the knot, and reline. Unless you are fishing monster fish, that backing will never see the light of day.

Good thought, I do the same with my fly reels.
Never can tell when you will get a big one on..
 

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I am absolutely enamored with Spiderwire white 50 lb invisibraid. If I spooled 300 yards of it on every rod, I would be flat broke. I use 12 lb mono as my backing (virtually same diameter) and spool 150-200 yards of my white braid on top of it to round out the spool. I can do 2 reels with one spool of braid... Saves a fortune and I have yet to see even the slightest glimpse of mono... Even catching giant carp who peel drag.
 

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If you wanna get paid, and you wanna get laid, then go fishing with braid. If you like your line frayed and decayed then the mono should've stayed....


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