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Old 07-23-2013, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: Cheap backing or substitute

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Originally Posted by speycracker View Post
Lots of good information here. If you wind on your own backing, assuming 30lb. dacron, how much tension should you use? I once had a reel where the backing got buried into itself and would not come off. I may have loaded it on myself and probably didn't keep enough tension on it as I was winding.
30 lb is a good idea for that reason; it is less likely to get caught under itself because of it's larger diameter. I like to put lots of tension on it; enough so it doesn't feel spongy when you put pressure on it with your finger.
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