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View Poll Results: How many spare spools do buy when you buy a reel?
None 12 23.08%
1 23 44.23%
2 9 17.31%
Only if it was a package deal 8 15.38%
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Why the spare spools?

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I do have extra spools in 4 of my reels, but I stopped with that and now have a reel for each of my lines. Not cheap but I am a reel freak and love to watch them.
Most of the time in expensive reels theres not much difference between the reel and the spool, I think its ridiculous to buy a spool for 200 dollars, its just a spool! Instead you save a little more and then buy another reel.
This pays off while fishing and having several rods loaded with diferent working lines.
I do the same thing. I have reels and rods everywhere. The trick is to never have an equal about of rods and reels. If you always have a rod without a reel or vise versa there is always something to buy!
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: Why the spare spools?

i never buy spare spools--i have spare reels and i have also carried spare lines on saltwater trips in ziplock bags as well as shooting heads--spare spools make sense to me if you dont have a spare reel. A lot of my fishing is from boats so the extra bulk isnt an issue but if i had to pack it in a vest , id still pack a spare line in a ziplok bag with loop connections.
When trout fishing, ill pick a rod/reel/line suited for the day and never think about changing a line during the fish.
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Default Re: Why the spare spools?

Where are these $50 Ross Rhythm spare spools?!
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I bought a few Rhythm reels, and spare spools.

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Default Re: Why the spare spools?

I just get spare reels (multiples of same size/model). I can carry just a spool to swap out on stream if wading, or an entire reel as a backup in case of malfunction (depending on species).

Or I can rig it up up with a spare rod if fishing from a boat or truck on the beach.

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Default Re: Why the spare spools?

I no longer buy spare spools for several reasons.

1. Sinking leaders - A wallet full of sinking leaders is cheaper than a spare spool, backing, and line. With loop to loop connections, leader changes are fast.

2. Boats in General - It's much faster to grab the other rod than it is to change spools.

3. Stillwater - I always have two rods on the tube or pontoon boat. One has a floating line, and the other usually has an intermediate sink line. If I need my fly to drop faster, I will use a sinking leader with the intermediate line. Plus fish can change eating habits from subsurface to surface or vice versa in a moment's notice. I can change my presentation at a moment's notice, too.

4. Driftboat - It's more convenient to have one rod rigged for dry and the other rigged for wet (tip line, full sink, or floater for nymphing).

5. Saltwater - Nothing is more brutal than saltwater fly fishing. Rods break. Knots break. Disc drags burn out. If one goes fishing with only one rod, that person could be out for a short vacation. Since a second rod will be rigged up already, there is no use for a spare spool.

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Default Re: Why the spare spools?

Guess I will open this thread again. I buy a spare spool so I have a floating and sinking line in the same weight and on the same rod and reel. I find I use my sinking lines more on warm water lakes, ponds, and rivers. I catch very few bass, BG's and crappie on top water flies.
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