Since braid like Power Pro, C16 and Threadlock don’t stretch much, is there any need for different knots or special techniques when you first put the backing on the spool?
I have no problems with the Threadlock binding down in itself with pressure. It lays wide and flat. Love the stuff! Thanks Nativejax for turning me onto it.My advise would be to do a cross over wind across the entire width of the spool just across and back quickly every so often when you spool it on to prevent it from digging in and getting under itself and wind it on reasonably tight. I personally like the Jerry Brown One 60 lbs. hollow spectra, it lays flat so its less likely to dig into itself, can be spliced and is easier on the fingers than some other braids.
Hank, do a "Search" on this fly board where I had a reply on a thread and I title the reply the "Backing Shootout" I used the most popular backings and most of the good ones, including all the hollow cores. I compared them all against each other on many different comparison and test. IMO, Threadlock was the best.To narrow this down - I am using Threadlock. I’ve got spliced connections worked out and now its time to install.
Yes, I have my 10 set up this way. 80 lb Threadlock spliced onto the back of the fly line and then a spliced loop to allow easy changes. Although I gotta say that simply running all 80 just spliced to the fly line is attractive for utter simplicity.I have no problems with the Threadlock binding down in itself with pressure. It lays wide and flat. Love the stuff! Thanks Nativejax for turning me onto it.
Hank, I haven't done any special putting it on the spool Whatever knot you would usually use for tying backing to the spool. I have one of my flylines tho where I cut the loop off of the running line end and pushed the running line inside the hollow core (pushed open). I carefully pushed it up about a foot (definitely wasn't easy without the appropriate size splice needle), then services the end (about an inch) and tighten up the hollow core. Then I Liquid Fusion'ed the serviced end and out about 3" on the hollow core. Dried over night and it is amazingly seamless. However, I did cut the hollow core out about 6ft from the running line, then tied in a large loop and the same size loop on the backing, so I can change out the fly line. Then I connected them back with a dbl handshake loop to loops connection and still, it sits pretty slim and it doesn't rack thru the guides.
Honestly depends on the purpose of the reel. Sometimes I use Micron to lessen the amount of threadlock and cost and only topshot 50 or 100yds with threadlock. Sometimes I put 50yds of micro and then load threadlock just because of how slick it is and gives me extra confidence and stuck in my ways. Plus that last 50yds would be an emergency wake up call and you know exactly what you have left. Just my experiencesTo build a bed with grip to the spool?