knot to secure mono backing to reel

 Hi guys


Just got a new reel and am going to do an fg knot from mono backing to braid. But what knot do you use to secure the mono backing to the spool. I tried a uni knot but it seems too big and might interfere with the braid when running low.

Cheers in advance

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 I just use a 3-turn uni

Tue, 2015-08-11 20:12

 I just use a 3-turn uni knot. Doesn't have to be able to take much pressure, if you get down to that  point you're probably screwed anyway.


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arbor knot is the only one

Tue, 2015-08-11 21:14

arbor knot is the only one for it.

EDIT: FWIW as Hutch said if you get down to it you are pretty well screwed (I've been there before) but it does lock (slip knot) the last wind to the spool and wont spin on the spool even to the last turn.


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 Why back the reel with mono

Tue, 2015-08-11 22:17

 Why back the reel with mono just bimini twist the braid loop it over its self onto spool run electrical tape around the spool once and load her up.


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