Shallow spool?

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Shallow spool?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:44 pm

I got two spinning reels that have very shallow spools, what are you guys using for backing?

I have always used cheap mono, but with these shallow spools the uni to uni knot it not getting covered completely
with line, I'm only using maybe 3 feet of mono.

Maybe some kinda of tape :-k

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:14 am

I might try this out...

Skip to 1:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QirU7zw6Bw

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:29 am

That's a pretty good idea. My Lew's BB1PRO had a hole to make a knot catch where it couldn't slip (baitcaster though). For a spinning reel I bet this would work perfect, might take a little practice to get right but should be perfect.

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby Farnorth » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 am

I use plumbing thread tape (PTFE). It is extremely thin, stretches around the spool, and compresses under the line. It offers a little bit of grip but doesn’t have any adhesive to be left behind on your spool when you change it.

Spools large enough for mono backing get line, but for super shallow spinning spools the PTFE tape seems to do the trick.

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby Johnny A » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:07 am

Farnorth wrote:I use plumbing thread tape (PTFE). It is extremely thin, stretches around the spool, and compresses under the line. It offers a little bit of grip but doesn’t have any adhesive to be left behind on your spool when you change it.

Spools large enough for mono backing get line, but for super shallow spinning spools the PTFE tape seems to do the trick.


The sh!t you never think of! That is =D> worthy!

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby Gone Phishin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:59 am

Farnorth wrote:I use plumbing thread tape (PTFE). It is extremely thin, stretches around the spool, and compresses under the line. It offers a little bit of grip but doesn’t have any adhesive to be left behind on your spool when you change it.

Spools large enough for mono backing get line, but for super shallow spinning spools the PTFE tape seems to do the trick.


Signed.

I used plumber's tape on a Conquest 51S. It's been on there for a few years, and it still works really well...not one hiccup. 8-)

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:01 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I might try this out...

Skip to 1:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QirU7zw6Bw


I tried this today, I tried my hardest to get it to slip or budge....its not, its solid

Loaded my spool and its good to go, will see if it slips after some time, but I have confidence that its not moving.

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby Poisson » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:26 am

Farnorth wrote:I use plumbing thread tape (PTFE). It is extremely thin, stretches around the spool, and compresses under the line. It offers a little bit of grip but doesn’t have any adhesive to be left behind on your spool when you change it.

Spools large enough for mono backing get line, but for super shallow spinning spools the PTFE tape seems to do the trick.


Never would have thought of this, awesome idea.

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby Canga- » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:01 pm

not the most elegant solution, but i just use electrical tape. i tie my knot to get the line on the spool, 1 wrap of electric tape, leaving a small gap for the line to come out, and spool the line on. have not had any problems with it at all.

though i might look into that plumbing tap solution!

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby angry john » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:05 pm

I use the high quality painters tape because it does not leave any sticky behind. Re-spool regular so i dont know how it would do five years later...

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby Houndfish » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:15 am

I use electrical tape as well and have found that the expensive stuff leaves little to no residue behind. I also use a little sliver of it to cover my backing/mainline knot on casting reels and it works great for that as well.

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Re: Shallow spool?

Postby accodn2ryan » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:16 am

angry john wrote:I use the high quality painters tape because it does not leave any sticky behind. Re-spool regular so i dont know how it would do five years later...


+1, never had any issues with the braid slipping either.


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