Originally Posted by speycracker
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.