This Is Why You Should Use Mono Backing With Braided Line

In this video I just wanted to answer a question that came in. It was a great question on a recent video I did on saving money on braided line. You can check that video out down below at the link provided. And if you're watching this on YouTube definitely be sure to go to our main website, where we post these videos along with an article to go with it.

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Now the question that came in was from Jason Carr. And it was why do you use backing with braided line? And is there a special kind of line that you use?

So first, let me go ahead and talk about why you want to use backing with braided line, and then we'll touch on the next question. If is there's a special kind of line to use, so there's, really two main reasons, why you're going to use backing with braided line, the first being that, because. Of how you know slick and thin braided line is if you were to put your braids directly onto the spool with no backing what's going to happen is that entire spool line that you put on there is going to be able to freely spin on that metal spool because there's nothing for it to grab on to. So you may be fighting a fish, then all of a sudden you notice your lines starting to go out as you're fighting that fish. You tighten your drag all the way down and your lines still coming out that's because your.

Entire spool of line is now free spinning instead of being attached securely to your spool so that's going to be one of the main reasons why you want to use backing with braided line. Now, even if you do buy a reel or a spool that says, it's, technically, braid, ready, it really isn't. And what braids ready means is that it has like a rubber little band around the spool and that's supposed to allow the braid to catch that band. You know, you tie your knot around that band, and it's supposed to keep. Your braid secure. But what happens is over time that band itself is going to, you know, come loose. It's just held on there with a knit and overtime salt water is going to eat away at that adhesive.

And that bandage that's going to become loose, and it's gonna spin freely as well. So it's, highly ideal to use backing whether it's a braid ready spool or just a standard metal spool on there. Now before I move on to the next reason as to why you want to use backing with your braided line, I want to talk about.

The type of line, I use I like to use as backing and that's, just standard monofilament. You can also use fluorocarbon, but I, prefer monofilament because one it's cheaper and two it's softer than fluorocarbon. So it will grip that spool much better than fluorocarbon will.

And if you've ever filled a spool with monofilament line before, you know that you never have that issue with the line free spinning on the spool. And the amount you want to use is going to be dependent on how much braid you want to. Put on your spool, which is what I'm gonna talk about next that's.

The next reason why you want to use backing because a 150 yard spool a braided line will not fill up a standard 3000, 4000 size inshore, spinning reel like a hundred and fifty yards of monofilament would have the same pound test. So that backing is essentially going to act as a filler so that you can top off that spool with your braids, what you don't want as you can see here. This spool is not completely filled because there's, not enough. Backing on there, there could be a hundred and fifty yards of braid on there, but it's, not completely full and what's going to happen is that's going to affect your casting distance because of the amount of friction that is going to happen with that braid, leaving your spool, because of that huge gap from the end of your braid to the end of the spool. So again, use mono backing to fill up the spool.

And then top it off with as much braid as you need to use anything from 150 to 100 yards is plenty if you're. Fishing in shore, with a three to four thousand size spinning reels. And then a good example here would be a spool that is completely filled up with braids. You know, I've got the backing on there and I have 100 to 150 yards of braided line, topping off that spool so that's, a good example of what your spool should look like when it's properly filled up. And this is a good example of what it should not look like when you put your braid on there. So hopefully this video can clear up any confusion there.

May be as to why you would want to use backing with your braided line on your fishing reels. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below also if you haven't done. So already definitely be sure to check out our salt strong, insider Club, where we guarantee you'll start catching more fish in less time. So certainly check that out until next time. Thanks for watching and I'll. See you all in the next video you.

Dated : 21-Mar-2022

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