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There's been several thread extolling the virtues of braided line on spinning reels. I bought 300 yards 10# Spider Wire at Walmart. I have a 2000-series reel I want to load in and I plan on about a 6-8 ft section of 8# fluorocarbon as a leader. I'm sure the reel will hold all the braid if I want it to, but my question is, do I want it to?

At first I thought I could put 100 yards on and if I like, do they same on a couple other smaller reels, but then I thought, that might not be enough to make the reel function at it's best. I don't want tight coils.

Also, the spool is "braid ready". There's a crosshatched section in the middle of the spool. Am I tying on there with a standard arbor know? So many questions.... This is why I avoid change.

Thanks

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You could put some backing on it or fill it with braid.  You can always turn it around and use the other end when it fades.  Arbor knot is is fine.  So is a slip know.  Unless your salt water fishing you’ll never have a fish get to the end of it anyway.  

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I put on mono backing then maybe 100 yards of braid.  Main reason I do that is the braid I use is a lot more expensive than cheap mono.  Braid, especially light braid less than 15 lb. test or so is also very thin diameter, so if you fill a spool with braid it can take a lot of it.  With all that said, I don't know what Spider Wire costs.  

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I think braid is cheap relatively speaking because it lasts so long so I'd just spool it up.  I'm using the same braid on a couple of my reels that I've had on for 5 years where I usually respool everything after a year of use using nylon lines. The only time I ever really respool braid is when I get a bad backlash (on casting reels) and have to cut it out of the reel.

Don't worry about coils because braid doesn't have  a memory like mono does.

-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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31 minutes ago, moguy1973 said:

I'm using the same braid on a couple of my reels that I've had on for 5 years where I usually respool everything after a year of use using nylon lines.

I turn the line around after it fades.  Braid lasts forever.  I use nylon kite string for backing if I use it at all.  I got a giant spool somewhere in the past and it works great.  

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10 hours ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Unless your salt water fishing you’ll never have a fish get to the end of it anyway.  

Haven't had one spool me completely, but a couple of close calls lately where I was close to the mono backing. Never saw either of those fish since the hook pulled on the one and the other cut off. Was using 15 and 20# at the time. Now those rods have 30 and 50# braid.

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3 minutes ago, Johnsfolly said:

Haven't had one spool me completely, but a couple of close calls lately where I was close to the mono backing. Never saw either of those fish since the hook pulled on the one and the other cut off. Was using 15 and 20# at the time. Now those rods have 30 and 50# braid.

I should edit that because I've had hybrid stripers get well into a spool.🙂

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