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Offline zill

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Spooling Walleye Trolling Reels
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:05:04 AM »
Even the smaller sizes of Line Counter Reels will hold a few hundred yards of 10# mono. What I do is spool the reel about 3/4 *ll of 20# splice 10# to that and finish spooling. It's nice to use different colors so you can tell when the 10# starts getting scarce.
This accomplishes a couple of things. Lets just say you spool your reel completely *ll of 10#. At the end of the season your down half way on the reel because of line striping etc. Your counter compared to *ll reels is not accurate. 200-300 ft of 10# is plenty for walleye.
When you start seeing a lot of the backers color it's time to splice some 10# on. The 20# backer will last a quite a few seasons.
You will always have fresh 10# mono and close to a *ll reel so your counters are accurate.
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Offline Darren

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Re: Spooling Walleye Trolling Reels
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 12:06:45 AM »
I do much the same thing. Recently I bought a bulk spool of 20 lb. Magnaflex by Stren in a Neon Yellow for $10. I guess the tackle store could not sell the line. 3,000 yards at a great price!!! I have two rods set up with 10 lb flourocarbon as the final line and two rods set up with 20 lb braid!
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Re: Spooling Walleye Trolling Reels
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 03:49:14 AM »
Ditto on the backing. I've even used old orange and chartreuse planer board cord to fill in the backing space. Sure don't take much of that believe me. I used to simply reverse the line each year to use the un-used stuff under the old. But with 10 reels to fill, at about 8 cents or more per yard for 8/30 Power Pro, 100 yards is all I ever spool anymore on each reel. Your not being cheap, your being smart.
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