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Hope I don't have an excessive compulsive issue here but to me a reel is never complete without a spare spool. In fact I'll trade/sell/swap a reel away if I can't find a spool. Unless it's an old collector (however always looking for spool to match).

In fact I've gotten a good deals on spools for 2 reels I didn't own this of course bought the reel to match.

Sick and ready for institutional internment? Or as there a lot out there with my afflictu on?

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no, your not alone
i recently picked up a ross spool for cheap
and am now trying to find the reel to match.
totally bassackwards but thats ok in my book

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Only times I've thought about buying a spare spool is for my heavier rods where I might want to switch between floating and sinking lines. I usually just buy a second reel Though I don't usually spend too much or reels to begin with.
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I've found that for me it's better to have a spare reel than a spare spool.
It's just as easy to switch out, you're not likely to lose any loose parts when the reel is open, they're nearly as easy to carry, and most importantly you have the back-up reel in case the main reel fails.

Not that I don't have spare spools too. For one of my reels, I have three
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I'm turned off by the fact that spare spools often approach the cost of a reel when you find a deal on a reel. I suspect I am going to end up owning spare cheap reels so I have a spare spool.
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

I may have a few spare spools for some of my reels, but I will not be purchasing any in the future.

Here are some reasons why people are going away from spare spools.

Sometimes people go fishing with two or three rods. It is easier to change rigs than to re-rig one.

Sometimes carrying a spare reel is beneficial. If a reel fails, a spare spool won't save the day. A spare reel will.

Sinking leaders are inexpensive options to spare spools and lines. They are also very fast to change out.

Usually once a reel is discontinued, the spare spool option is discontinued.

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I don't like carrying more than one outfit. Perhaps when I'm on a boat it would be more feasible. To me spare spools are much more logical, not that I'm compulsive but a diehard minimalist.
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I have spare reels & spare spools so I guess my affliction is worse!
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

Like William, I have spare spools for my 6-weight reels so that I can change to a sink-tip or sinking line easily. I don't have them for my light-line spring & pawl reels.
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Like William, I have spare spools for my 6-weight reels so that I can change to a sink-tip or sinking line easily. I don't have them for my light-line spring & pawl reels.
I do the same with my 6 weight.

Lighter lines are exclusively WF floating lines.
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