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Old 09-01-2013, 10:53 AM
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Am I weird or have a complex in that I don't feel a reel is complete until I have at least one extra spool for it?

Many of todays reels the spool is 65%+ of the cost but I got to have one.

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Old 09-01-2013, 11:12 AM
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Pete...I don't know about "complete" but have 2 spools for most reels...generally each reel has a wf or dt floater and a sink tip or I line as well. Makes more sense to me than buying/hauling and dealing with more reels.
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Yep, you're weird!

Seriously, I'm just as weird I guess, but it has nothing to do with "complete" for me. I have extra spools for almost every reel I own, which is several. I also have either both floating & sinking lines for most rods & even an extra floating line for some that is a back-up in case I damage a line. Nothing worse than rigging up a rod while on a trip & finding a line that's not usable.

I agree with mikel, spools are still cheaper than reels.

However, even though I have extra spools, I only have one reel that I would consider expensive, so I probably have less money tied up in all my reels than some will for a single reel & extra spools. My primary use is for species that don't really test a reel very much, so I buy to fit my needs which is more for function of simply holding the line, which doesn't have to be expensive.
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I'm probably the odd duck here with my 2handers. Each rod has its own reel and 'the line' that I'll fish with. Rare for me to swap out/reline a rod. That may sound a bit 'annal' but most have custom cut lines done by Steve Godshall here in the Rogue Valley.

You and I have exactly the same rod, highly unlikely we'd end up with the same line cut. One a little heavier, a little shorter/longer/etc. Trust me you really can feel the difference when you cast Steve's lines.

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I stopped buying spare spools a long time ago even though I have three reels with a spare each.

I found that if I do my homework right for a fishing trip, I won't have to switch lines out.

Since I do my homework before each trip, it is nice that I have my own hand crank line winder and have access to a motorized line winder. Line changes are easy.

Sinking leaders have helped me make adjustments for presentations. They are inexpensive options to carrying a loaded spare spool.

I also use watercraft as a transport or as a fishing platform. That gives me the ability to carry a spare rod or two.

If I am walking with a guide, the guide can carry my spare rod.

Lastly I would rather have a spare reel than a spare spool. If something goes wrong with a reel, a backup is readily available. Spare spools are worthless unless the reel body is working properly.

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PS: Just a going off on a tangent here. I bought a spare spool for my backup 4/5/6 reel on an auction site. I did not have the intention on buying it. I was bidding up the competition just for fun. Unfortunately, the competition did not want the spool bad enough. I ended up with the spool. At least the its cost was well below the retail cost.
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not buying spools gave me the excuse to buy more reels instead
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Default Re: Reel not complete until.....

I'm in the camp with no spare spools, I just found switching was too much of a PITA. I hear you about the cost savings but I guess I'm just too lazy or stubborn to switch out to a spare reel.

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I stopped using extra spools in 1994 when I discovered the 'Braided Lead Head' that I have posted about so often. With these in lengths from 12" - 36" my need for sink tips was eliminated. Now I have only extra (empty) spools for reels that came with the spares.
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I don't have any extra spools for any reel I own. I have a reel to go with every single rod I have. I never find the need for a different line in my fishing....
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