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    Talking Re: Easy way to get perfect amount of backing for any reel & line.

    Quote Originally Posted by karstopo View Post
    I must be the only one that just reels on backing from a spool on a pencil in a box. Reel for a bit, looks like enough, done. No tools necessary but a pencil and a reel box. Works like a charm every time.
    I used to use a 'chop stick' and you can eat your take out when your done. Now I just take the reel to a fly shop and have them use the winding machine. The up side to that is you really don't know much backing you need and they sell the stuff 'in bulk.'
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    Default Re: Easy way to get perfect amount of backing for any reel & line.

    I do something similar to get the measurement down right. However, I usually then go to the local high school football field and unwind everything as I walk it's length (two times if needed). Then I attach everything proper and wind it all on as it should be. No tools needed and I get a measure of actually how much backing the reel has under that line.
    P>S. It's also a good time to wax the reel and spool while it's empty. IMHO, it really protects the finish from normal bumps and dirty water dunkings.

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