Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

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Line preference Backer vs Braid direct to BFS Spools

Tie Direct
16
57%
Use Backer
6
21%
I use Mono
3
11%
I use Flouro
3
11%
 
Total votes: 28

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Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by nfnband » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:09 am

I typically use braid and backer to prevent slippage. Given the application i want to avoid creating an unbalanced spool. How many of you are tying braid direct to BFS reels?

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by Bronzeye » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:17 am

You seem to be worried that using mono backing will create an imbalance. Why?

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by Dalleinf » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:21 pm

I miss teflon / pfte tape option.
On some reels I tie direct, some have mono backer, others pfte.

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by Gone Phishin » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:06 pm

Dalleinf wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:21 pm
I miss teflon / pfte tape option.
On some reels I tie direct, some have mono backer, others pfte.
Yes Sir, plumber's tape for me.

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:55 pm

For the true BFS spools like my SS Air, tying braid directly thru the ports works best for me. For the slightly deeper Ray's spools, I use about 5-10' mono backing, then change over to braid.
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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by nfnband » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 pm

Teflon tape was designed as a thread lubricant that would not be on my list to use.

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by nfnband » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:14 pm

With a spool intentionally machined to be light and balanced I want to avoid adding a knot to throw things off.
Bronzeye wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:17 am
You seem to be worried that using mono backing will create an imbalance. Why?

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by Houndfish » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:45 am

I use a little piece of electrician's tape over the knot. I just weighed a piece, it came it at .08g to .1g.

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:49 am

Depending if the spool has ports, I will tie direct with braid.

I found myself using less braid then I used to. I mainly use FC or mono for BFS now.
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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by DenhamBruce » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:58 am

Always use 2-3' of mono backer

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by jvelth74 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:06 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:49 am
Depending if the spool has ports, I will tie direct with braid.

I found myself using less braid then I used to. I mainly use FC or mono for BFS now.
I use same.If there's holes in spool, I lock braid to those for prevent slipping. With no holes I use mono for backing to lock.
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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by eklikewhoa » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:24 am

Most the BFS spools I used hardly have enough room for the line I want to use more less a backing.

But personally I don't care for backing and never had any issues

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Re: Braid direct to BFS Spools (other) VOTE!

Post by slipperybob » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:25 am

Never tried it, but I'm sure some frog tape will do.
slip bobbing is the laziest way to fish

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